Keith Smith's Purdue career is over

Updated: February 28, 2011, 4:20 PM ET
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com

The NCAA has denied Purdue wide receiver Keith Smith a sixth year of eligibility, ending his college career.

Smith, a first-team All-Big Ten selection in 2009, applied for a sixth year in November after tearing two knee ligaments in his right knee Sept. 11 against Western Illinois. The season-ending injuries occurred in Purdue's second game.

"The entire Purdue football family is very disappointed for Keith," coach Danny Hope said in a statement. "We're not only losing one of ...

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