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NCAA Has Reportedly Denied Drew Ott's Appeal For Medical Hardship Waiver

Iowa defensive lineman Drew Ott's career as a Hawkeye is over. According to Marc Morehouse of the Cedar Rapids Gazette, Ott's appeal for a medical hardship waiver to play a fifth year in Iowa City has been denied by the NCAA. Ott, in the sixth game of his senior season, tore his ACL in a victory over Illinois. He began paperwork to apply for a fifth year of eligibility in November.

">April 13, 2016

For reference, medical hardship waivers typically require a player to have played in less than 30% of his team's games. Ott did not meet that threshold.

Ott is currently rehabbing his knee. He tweeted a status update just two weeks back.

">@JDuzeyIOWA awaiting #TheDecision #ForgedInTheOR#DrewzyNDuzey

— Drew Ott (@DrewDanielOtt)

Kneehabbing with @JDuzeyIOWA awaiting #TheDecision #ForgedInTheOR#DrewzyNDuzey

— Drew Ott (@DrewDanielOtt) March 31, 2016

">March 31, 2016

It'll be interesting to see if Ott hears his named called during the NFL Draft, given his current situation.