The Boise St. Broncos will have one less departure to worry about in the 2012 season. According to the official Twitter account of the Broncos, D.J. Harper has been cleared to play for his sixth season:
The NCAA has officially granted running back D.J. Harper a sixth-year waiver extension. Harper gained 557 yards and scored 9 TDs last year.— Boise State Football (@BroncoSportsFB) January 31, 2012
The Texas native will return for his sixth season after missing almost all of two separate junior seasons with ACL injuries. The news is great for the Broncos offense, which is losing its top quarterback Kellen Moore, the NCAA record holder for most wins as a starting quarterback, as well as a slew of other seniors.
On his career, Harper has averaged over 4.5 yards per carry and has played a little every season despite his two redshirts. He likely enters the 2012 season atop the running back depth chart.