Stony Brook, NY (Sports Network) - Stony Brook All-America offensive lineman
Michael Bamiro is eligible to sign an NFL contract as a free agent after the
NCAA denied him an extra year of eligibility.
Bamiro had planned to play a fourth season at Stony Brook this fall, but the
NCAA recently declared he had exhausted his eligibility.
In 2008, he attended a Pittsburgh junior college which didn't sponsor football
and then transferred to Stony Brook in 2009, redshirting that season.
According to NCAA bylaws, Bamiro's full-time attendance at the junior college
officially started his five-year clock. Stony Brook had sought a waiver from
the NCAA to extend his eligibility.
The 6-foot-8, 335-pound tackle, who graduated in May, was named to The Sports
Network FCS All-America first team last season and was tabbed for the preseason
squad on July 1.
"We are going to miss Mike on the field and off," Stony Brook coach Chuck
Priore said. "He's been a great leader and role model for our program both as a
student and athlete. We expect he will have a long and successful playing
career and wish him great success as he pursues all his goals after Stony
Bamiro is scheduled to work out for NFL teams on Thursday.
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