Dylan Wonnum delivered some good news for Shane Beamer’s South Carolina Gamecocks on Friday. The veteran starter is coming back for another season.

Wonnum has played 32 games over 4 seasons without a redshirt, but due to the NCAA’s COVID waiver, he can play a fifth season in Columbia. Due to the pandemic, the NCAA did not count the 2020 season against athletes’ 4 full seasons of eligibility.

Hale McGranahan of The Big Spur notes that Wonnum, a veteran starter at right tackle, missed the second half of the 2021 season with a lower back injury. He last played on Oct. 9 against Tennessee.