Getting a medical hardship waiver isn’t an easy thing these days. Just ask former Iowa star Drew Ott.

But fortunately for Maryland defensive back Denzel Conyers, he ended up on the right side of that decision.

He announced that he was granted a medical hardship waiver from the NCAA, which will allow him to return to the Terps for one more season.

Conyers tore his anterior cruciate ligament against UCF in September and missed the rest of the season. He was just below the 30-percent threshold the NCAA uses to determine one’s eligibility for a medical redshirt.

That’s important news for a Maryland secondary that lost one of its all-time great play-makers in Will Likely.

Conyers had finally earned a starting job as a senior in 2016, and he made 13 tackles in his three games of action. Maryland will have two veteran starting safeties back in Conyers and Darnell Savage Jr.