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Shon Coleman allowed sixth year

Updated: January 18, 2013, 8:05 PM ET
Associated Press

The NCAA has granted Auburn offensive lineman Shon Coleman a sixth year of eligibility.

Coleman was diagnosed with leukemia in spring 2010 about a month after signing with the Tigers. Auburn kept his scholarship available, and Coleman signed with the Tigers a year later.

He hasn't played the past two years, which Auburn said was because of leukemia.

Tigers coach Gus Malzahn says Coleman "has been courageous in his fight and we look forward to him returning to the football ...

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