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The offseason news for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team got even better Tuesday when offensive lineman Harrison Moon was granted a sixth-year waiver by the NCAA to return for the 2020 season.

Moon (6-foot-5, 290), a Signal Mountain graduate, started all 11 games at right tackle in 2018 after transferring from Mississippi State University and the first four games this season before suffering a season-ending injury. Moon joins tight end Chris James in receiving sixth-year grants for next year.

"We are excited to have both of those guys back for next season," coach Rusty Wright said in a UTC release. "They are both outstanding young men who will be valuable leaders for our program over the next year."

James was a first team All-Southern Conference pick at tight end after leading the Mocs with seven touchdown catches in 2019. He converted from quarterback to tight end in preseason camp and finished with 23 catches for 257 yards.

Also returning is senior running back Tyrell Price. A preseason All-SoCon selection, his year ended in week two with an injury. Since he is only entering his fifth year, a waiver was not required for his return.

The Mocs finished with a 6-6 record (5-3 in the SoCon) in Wright's first year as head coach and could return 30 players who started at least one game this season.

Contact Lindsey Young at lyoung@timesfreepress.com or at 423-757-6296. Follow @youngsports22 on Twitter.

 

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