Cincinnati's Munchie Legaux Granted Fifth Year, Could Move to Wide Receiver

By DJ Byrnes on March 3, 2014 at 11:29a

Cincinnati's awesomely-named Munchie Legaux suffered a gruesome knee injury against Illinois last year, but was recently awarded a fifth year by the NCAA. 

He won't participate in spring ball, but he's working his way back to playing this fall:

“I could easily fold and say OK, I don’t want to play anymore. But I’m a fighter. I want to keep playing.”

Cincinnati's trainer said Legaux's knee injury was the worst he'd seen in his career. Originally given a 50/50 chance of playing again, those odds have shifted to 60/40. But with Legaux sidelined, sophomore transfer Gunner Kiel (remember him?) and JUCO transfer Jarred Evans are dueling for the quarterback position in spring ball.

This means ol' Munchie could be the odd man out, and it means when Cincinnati comes to Columbus next fall, Munchie could be lined up as a wide receiver.

No matter what happens, hopefully he makes it back onto the field in some capacity. It would make for a great story.

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