Senior wide receiver Tab Perry was cleared to play this season by the NCAA on Friday and will be in uniform today for UCLA's game against Oklahoma State at the Rose Bowl.
Perry, academically ineligible last season, had appealed to the NCAA and was granted a waiver of the NCAA's progress-toward-degree rule.
"We are excited to have Tab back on the team," Coach Karl Dorrell said in a statement. "He worked hard to turn things around and put himself in the position to have a successful senior year, both on and off the field."
Perry, dismissed from school because of academic reasons in January, took classes at other schools, including a correspondence course at Brigham Young, and UCLA summer school classes to regain his eligibility.
"I would like to thank the NCAA for granting the appeal," said Perry, who last played in 2002. "I also want to thank the staff at UCLA for its hard work on my behalf. Finally, I want to thank Coach Dorrell for all of his support. Every day, he was optimistic and told me to stay positive. I was getting pretty nervous the past couple of days, so naturally I am thrilled about the decision."