Oct 12, 2013; West Lafayette, IN, USA; Purdue Boilermaker fans spell out Boiler Up on their chests during a game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Ross Ade Stadium. Nebraska defeats Purdue 44-7. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Defensive end Langston Newton granted waiver

Purdue University announced Wednesday that transfer defensive end Langston Newton has received a legislative relief waiver from the NCAA.

The news means the Newton will be able to take the field for the Boilermakers during the 2014 season. He has three years of collegiate eligibility remaining.

The 6-foot-4, 260-pound Newton announced his intention to transfer back in January, citing the ailing health of his 87-year-old grandfather as the biggest reason for wanting to move back closer to home.

Newton began his college career at the University of Kentucky. However, despite being a three-star recruit and one of the most highly-touted prep players in his home state of Indiana, Newton did not see the field for the Wildcats.

Along with football, Newton hopes to join Purdue’s track and field team. He won state titles in both the shot put and the discus during his senior year of high school.

[Source: College Football Talk]

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