UAB is giving a chance to one of the key players from the hit Netflix documentary, “Last Chance U.” D.J. Law, a running back, has reportedly made the grade to transfer from East Mississippi Community College to UAB, where he will be able to play for the Blazers starting in 2017.
UAB shut down its football program at the end of the 2014 college football season before doing a full 180-degree turn and deciding to resurrect the program from its own self-inflicted death. The school stayed off the football field in 2015 but is set to return to the gridiron in 2017. The brief shutting down of the program has meant the Blazers have had to scramble to get a football roster back in order, but this also means a few doors have opened for some players looking to play FBS football, like Law.
On Tuesday, AL.com reported Law had cleared the academic requirements to be admitted to UAB, bringing him one step closer to the UAB football program. He is expected to be enrolled in classes this week. Those who watched the Netflix series know the challenges Law faced with his academics.
The running back had previously signed a letter of intent to play at Ole Miss of the SEC, but that letter was later voided. He also missed the cut to be eligible to play at Utah, leading him to the junior college ranks, where so many players aim to improve their academic standing with the hope of playing big time college football.
You can read a spoiler-free review of “Last Chance U” over on Awful Announcing.
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