Position: Defensive Lineman
Weight: 290 lbs.
Hometown: Montreal, Quebec
High School: Cegep du Vieux-Montreal
2013 Stats: Mehdi was well on his way to a break out season, when his year was ended after a cheap shot by Florida State tight end Nick O'Leary (which somehow did not result in a 15 yard personal four or targeting penalty). The injury was a torn patella tendon, which ended his season. In four games last season, Abdesmad had two sacks, nine tackles, with 3.5 for a loss. His sacks came against USC and FSU for what it's worth.
2014 Projections: Mehdi missed the spring game as he continued to rehab, but by all accounts he should be good and ready to go by the fall. If his injury heals properly Mehdi could be the "Kasim Edebali" of the 2014 season. He showed dramatic improvements over 2012, and with Don Brown's blitz heavy defense I would bet he has a huge year. With his size he could have an NFL career waiting for him after he finishes at BC.
How'd He Get Here: A three star recruit out of Quebec, Mehdi chose BC as his only offer. He as recruited by Sean Devine.
Twitter Feed: Follow Mehdi at Sultan45BC
Cant wait to play football..— Mehdi Abdesmad (@Sultan45BC) December 17, 2013
Uniform History: There hasn't been a lot of #45's in the history of BC football, however there have been a disproportionate amount of captains. All American Michael Holovak wore the number when he was captain in 1942, before he became BC's head coach in the 50's. He was also named to the College Football Hall of Fame. He also went on to become an assistant head coach of the Patriots, and Jets. Paul McCarty was a captain and wore it in 1978. Josh Ott was a captain in 2003, and Wes Davis a safety who's career was cut short due to injuries wore it in 2010.
Mehdi Abdesmad Commits To BC (CFC)
Mehdi Abdesmad Talks BC Football (CFC)
Mehdi Abdesmad Injury: Helmet to Helmet Collision Will Force DT To Miss Season (BC Interruption)
Highlights: Here's film of Abdesmad: