Boston College vs. Northwestern (9/15/12) - AP Photos
ABDESMAD'S CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 6, at Army, Oct. 6, 2012 (1-5) Tackles for loss: 1.0, 3 times (last at NC State, Nov. 24, 2012) Fumbles forced: 1, Virginia Tech, Nov. 17, 2012 Fumbles recovered: 1, Maine, Sept. 8, 2012 Pass breakups: 1, Miami, Sept. 1, 2012
2012 (SOPHOMORE): Played in 11 games; made eight starts ... played on 635 snaps between defense and special teams; saw time on 60 or more plays in each of five games ... made 25 tackles, 10 solo, on the year ... compiled a career-high six tackles while contesting a season-high 91 plays at Army (Oct. 6) ... recorded three tackles (one for loss) and first-career forced fumble against Virginia Tech (Nov. 17) ... totaled two tackles and first-career fumble recovery against Maine (Sept. 8) ... broke up a pass against Miami (Sept. 1) ... registered a tackle for loss against Maryland (Oct. 27) and at NC State (Nov. 24).
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 as a finance major in the Carroll School of Management ... is the recipient of the The Robert S. Boova ' 73 Family Scholarship Fund ... Mehdi and his two older sisters are the children of Sihame and the late Montacer Abdesmad.