Position: Defensive Lineman
Weight: 286 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 Stats: Played in three games before season ending knee surgery.
2015 Projections: He should be back to full strength this fall, and could be a major contributor for the Eagles on defense this season. Health of course will be a major factor for Mehdi, but if he can stay on the field, he will provide the Eagles depth at defensive tackle that should give BC one of the best defensive lines in the ACC.
Over/Under: 15 tackles
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
Mehdi Abdesmad (@Sultan45BC) August 28, 2014
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 Out For Season (BC Interruption)
Get To Know A Dude 2014: #45 DT Mehdi Abdesmad (BC Interruption)
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: