UW guard Randle declared eligible

Updated: October 2, 2003, 3:22 PM ET

LARAMIE, Wyo. -- Offensive guard Henry Randle, who was ineligible to play in Wyoming's first five games because of academic problems, has been declared eligible to compete for the remainder of the season, the university announced Thursday.

Randle, a senior from St. Louis, has successfully completed work on a communication and journalism independent study course, according to Senior Associate Athletics Director Barbara Burke.

After starting the final seven games of the 2002 season at right tackle, Randle was a projected starter at right guard for 2003. He had started 16 of 23 games for the Cowboys over the previous two seasons.

He transferred to Wyoming from Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College following the 2000 season.

Coach Joe Glenn said he hoped Randle could make a contribution to the team this season.

"He's not in shape," Glenn said Thursday. "He needs to work himself back into shape."

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