Done for the season

Injury ends Montreal defensive tackle’s NCAA season

Mehdi Abdesmad season has ended prematurely.

The 6’7, 278 pound defensive tackle from Montreal, Quebec has suffered a tear in his left patellar tendon while playing for NCAA’s Boston College Eagles.

Abdesmad got injured this past Sunday during the Eagles 48-34 defeat at the hands of Florida State. Eagles Head Coach Steve Addazio confirmed the defensive tackle’s injury status on Wednesday.

In four games this season with the Eagles, Abdesmad ranked third on the team for sacks (2.0).  Up until his injury, he registered 17 tackles, including 3.5 for a loss. The defensive tackle was a junior with the Eagles.

Previous to the Eagles, Abdesmad played with CEGEP Division 1 team, Vieux-Montreal Spartiates. During his time with the Spartiates, Abdesmad was honoured with Division 1 Defensive MVP Award in 2010 as well as an All-Star selection. That year his statistics were impressive as he registered 58 tackles (45 solo, 13 assisted), 18 tackles for a loss and a league record of 15 sacks. He led the Spartiates to a 2009 Bol D’Or championship and got the team to the finals in 2010.

Abdesmad also represented Canada on international fronts.  The Quebec defensive tackle participated in the Team World versus Team USA 2010 game that was held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  Moreover, Abdesmad led Team Canada to a silver-medal finish at the 2009 International Federation of American Football (IFAF) Junior World Championships in Canton, Ohio.

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