PROVO -- The NCAA approved Thursday a waiver request by BYU on behalf of Notre Dame transfer Chris Badger to allow the defensive back to play this season.
The approval makes the redshirt freshman immediately eligible for competition.
Badger prepped at Timpview High, finishing in 2009. He enrolled mid-year at Notre Dame before serving an LDS Church mission during the 2010-2011 seasons. He returned to Notre Dame for the 2012 season where he completed his redshirt year.
Badger transferred and enrolled at BYU this fall and has been practicing with the team. BYU hosts Utah Saturday night.