The NCAA has granted a sixth season of American tight end David Duran for the 2012 season.

Duran, from Marietta, Ga., played sparingly for the Chanticleers as a fifth- year senior last season before he had season-ending surgery on his shoulder. Heading into the season, he was a third-team selection to The Sports Network/Fathead.com FCS Preseason All-America Team.

With 58 career receptions, the 6-foot-5, 250-pound Duran is one shy of the Big South Conference record for tight ends, set by former Garder-Webb player Josh Miller.

Duran began his career at Michigan State in 2007, when he spent his first season as a medical redshirt.

He is a graduate student at Coastal Carolina after receiving his degree in recreation and sport management in December.

The Chanticleers, who were 7-4 last season, have a new head coach in Joe Moglia.