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Cincinnati QB Munchie Legaux tries to return from horrific knee injury

  • FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2013, file photo, Cincinnati quarterback Munchie Legaux is tended to as he is taken from the field on a cart after being injured during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Illinois in Champaign, Ill. It appeared that Legaux's college career was over last fall when a gruesome knee injury ended his senior season. He's received another year of eligibility from the NCAA and is trying to get healthy enough to compete for his job at Cincinnati this summer. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles, File)

    FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2013, file photo, Cincinnati quarterback Munchie Legaux is tended to as he is taken from the field on a cart after being injured during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Illinois in Champaign, Ill. It appeared that Legaux's college career was over last fall when a gruesome knee injury ended his senior season. He's received another year of eligibility from the NCAA and is trying to get healthy enough to compete for his job at Cincinnati this summer. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2013, file photo, Cincinnati quarterback Munchie Legaux (4) runs the ball against Purdue linebacker Sean Robinson (10) and safety Landon Feichter (44) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Cincinnati. It appeared that Legaux's college career was over last fall when a gruesome knee injury ended his senior season. He's received another year of eligibility from the NCAA and is trying to get healthy enough to compete for his job at Cincinnati this summer. (AP Photo/Al Behrman, File)

    FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2013, file photo, Cincinnati quarterback Munchie Legaux (4) runs the ball against Purdue linebacker Sean Robinson (10) and safety Landon Feichter (44) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Cincinnati. It appeared that Legaux's college career was over last fall when a gruesome knee injury ended his senior season. He's received another year of eligibility from the NCAA and is trying to get healthy enough to compete for his job at Cincinnati this summer. (AP Photo/Al Behrman, File)  (The Associated Press)

Munchie Legaux isn't giving up on his football career.

Cincinnati's starting quarterback suffered a horrific injury during the second game last season, tearing two ligaments and damaging cartilage in his left knee. The surgery went well, but doctors told him there was no guarantee he'd be able to play again.

Legaux got an extra season of eligibility from the NCAA and is back on the practice field with the Bearcats in an extremely limited role. He made a few passes during a drill on Thursday. He can't run and is several months away from a full recovery.

The Bearcats have several quarterbacks competing for the starting job. Legaux would be satisfied even if he ends up in a backup role.

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