NCAA Denies Ifeanyi Momah’s Medical Redshirt; BC Career Ends


In disappointing but not unexpected news, on Wednesday afternoon, the NCAA denied Boston College wide receiver Ifeanyi Momah’s appeal for a medical redshirt. Had he received it, Momah would have been granted a sixth year of eligibility; since it did not happen, his Boston College football career is over. We wish Momah all the best in the future.

For his career, Momah recorded 39 catches for 629 yards and six touchdowns. In 2011, which was his final season at BC, Momah played in just the Northwestern game, but he had a major impact. He caught no touchdowns, but had eight catches for 171 yards; his longest play was a 38-yard reception. It is sad to ponder what sort of season he may have had if he was present all the way through.

We all know that Momah got screwed by the NCAA, and it has been a popular topics amongst the blogs. Momah played in one game last year — the first one, in fact — and wanted to return, but was denied for reasons which remain nebulous. Don’t just take it from BC fans, though, as even some outsiders are puzzled by the NCAA’s move:

We may never know why the NCAA decided what they did, but unfortunately, what’s done is done, and Boston College football must now move on without him.