Former LSU QB Anthony Jennings’ college football career is over after the NCAA rejected his appeal for another year of eligibility.
Jennings played for Louisiana-Lafayette in 2016 as a graduate transfer. He filed an extension of eligibility waiver earlier this month on the basis that he hardly played for LSU in 2015. But Rajin’ Cajuns head coach Mark Hudspeth told The Daily Advertiser’s Tim Buckley the waiver was denied.
“I’m very disappointed for Anthony,” Hudspeth said. “I would’ve loved to have seen what he could’ve done with a year under his belt in our system.”
Jennings played in two games for the Tigers in 2015. He didn’t accumulate any statistics as a passer or a runner, instead merely handing the ball off. From 2013-2014, he played in 22 games, throwing for 3,970 yards with 23 touchdowns and 21 interceptions. He also ran for 310 yards and 2 touchdowns during his time in Baton Rouge.
The former Tigers quarterback completed 59.8 percent of his passes for 2,178 yards and 11 touchdowns with 13 interceptions in 2016. He also ran for 341 yards and 9 touchdowns. He went 6-7 as the starter for the Cajuns.
“I wanted to wish him the best for the future and thank him for his time here as a Ragin’ Cajun,” Hudspeth said. “He has been a class act.”