NCAA grants Auburn CB Irons sixth year of eligibility

The NCAA awarded Auburn cornerback David Irons a sixth season of eligibility on Tuesday.

Irons had missed the 2004 season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament. If the NCAA had not given Irons the season back, he would have entered the NFL draft.

Irons had already received an invitation to the NFL Scouting Combine.

He made The Associated Press All-SEC team this season.