Boston College vs. Northwestern (9/15/12) - AP Photos
2011 (FRESHMAN): Played in eight games; missed the final three games of season ... participated in 76 plays ... listed second on the depth chart as defensive end in first two games, before moving to top of list against Duke (Sept. 17) ... recorded one solo tackle at Maryland (Oct. 29) ... registered two tackles against Northwestern (Sept. 3), the first game of his collegiate career.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned 2010 Collégial AAA (league) Defensive MVP honors as a defensive end at Cégep du Vieux-Montréal; also gained league all-star accolades ... registered 58 tackles - 45 solos and 13 assisted - in 2010; also totaled 18 tackles for loss, including a league-record 15 sacks ... led the Spartiates to the 2009 provincial championship and the 2010 championship game ... played for head coach Cherif Nicolas ...played in USA Football's 2010 Team USA vs. The World Game in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. ... helped Canada to a silver medal at the 2009 IFAF Junior World Cup in Canton, Ohio, earning all-star accolades.
PERSONAL: Mehdi Abdesmad; born September 28, 1991 ... enrolled in the Carroll School of Management ... Mehdi and his two older sisters are the children of Sihame and the late Montacer Abdesmad.