Boston College defensive lineman Malachi Moore will not play in 2013 for medical reasons, coach Steve Addazio confirmed after practice Wednesday.
On Sunday, Moore posted on his Twitter and Instagram accounts that he wouldn’t play this season, posting:
Built a bond with my team that will last a lifetime. And even though I won't be with them on the field… http://t.co/fWBRugkhj2
— Malachi James™ (@prophet_1121) August 18, 2013
The news was first reported by The Heights, Boston College’s independent student newspaper.
Moore, a 6-foot-7, 252-pound sophomore defensive end, played in six games his freshman year, making four tackles and collecting one sack. Though he wasn’t listed in the initial two-deep depth chart for the defensive line, Moore would’ve provided necessary depth to a unit that struggled mightily in 2012.
Though he played in only half the team’s games in 2012 -- all six appearances coming in the season’s final seven games -- with his one sack, Moore had one-sixth of the Eagles’ total in the category.
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