San Diego State received some great news over the fourth of July holiday. In a press release, the San Diego State Aztecs announced that Jake Fely has been granted a sixth-year waiver request by the NCAA. Jake Fely broke a bone in his foot during the game at New Mexico State (4th game of the season). Fely would then sit out the rest of the season (9 games) because of this injury. Fely could have played in the Aztecs bowl game against Buffalo if needed but the Aztecs decided not to play him.
San Diego State had been unsuccessful in the past at acquiring injury waivers from the NCAA. I believe the last time San Diego State attempted to petition the NCAA for an injury waiver was on behalf of Men’s Basketball player Brian Carwell in 2011 and that waiver was denied. Jake Fely is the best defensive player on the San Diego State roster and has been since the departure of Miles Burris to the Oakland Raiders. Fely will be the San Diego State Defensive Team captain this coming fall.