PSU TE Garry Gilliam was just granted a 6th year after appearing in more games and later in season than Gardner did in 2010 (same year in question). This on the heels of MSU DT Tyler Hoover getting a 2nd medical redshirt for a 6th year, and OSU RB Jordan Hall getting a medical redshirt for a 5th year next year. Starting to get a little nervous that we have heard no news on Gardner's petition though.
"He makes it really easy on you as a coach because he has tremendous football instincts," Michigan tight ends coach Jay Harbaugh said. "Things come really naturally to him. He doesn't have to see things too many times. He has a good sense for how things should look and feel, and he's a tough, physical guy."