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ACC Grants Medical Hardship Waivers for Harris, Ramsey, Momah, three others




Dec. 16, 2011

Boston College was informed by the Atlantic Coast Conference Friday that it has approved medical hardship waivers for football student-athletes Montel Harris, Kaleb Ramsey, Ifeanyi Momah, C.J. Jones and Connor Wujciak and men's cross country student-athlete Jose Estevez. All six student-athletes suffered season-ending injuries this past fall. Harris, Ramsey, Jones, Wujciak and Estevez will now be granted an additional year of eligibility. In Momah's case, Boston College will now submit a request to the NCAA for a sixth year of eligibility (since Momah did not participate in the 2009 season).

"This is fantastic news," Director of Athletics Gene DeFilippo said. "We're talking about six outstanding young men whose seasons were cut short by injury. I would also like to thank the Compliance staffs at Boston College and the ACC for their diligent efforts throughout this process."

Harris, a senior running back who was the 2011 ACC preseason Player of the Year, missed the first three games of the season, then played in two games (vs. UMass and Wake Forest), sustaining a season-ending knee injury against the Demon Deacons. Before his injury, Harris broke the BC all-time rushing record with a 26-yard rush in the fourth quarter. He will have one year of eligibility remaining.

Ramsey, a senior defensive tackle, suffered a foot injury early in the team's season-opening loss to Northwestern. He will have one year of eligibility remaining.

Momah, a senior wide receiver who was named one of four co-captains prior to the season, suffered a season-ending left knee injury in the Northwestern game. Boston College will now submit a request for a sixth year of eligibility for Momah to the NCAA.

Sophomore defensive back Jones suffered a knee injury during the opening kickoff of the team's second game. He will have three years of eligibility remaining. True freshman defensive lineman Wujciak suffered a shoulder injury early in the season; he will have four years of eligibility remaining.

Medical hardship waivers may be granted to student-athletes with season-ending injuries who have appeared in fewer than 30 percent of their team's competitions, with none coming after the midway point of the season.

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