BC LB Nick Clancy leaves with injury

NEWTON, Mass. -- Linebacker Nick Clancy, Boston College’s top tackler, left Saturday’s game against No. 4 Notre Dame with what the team termed an upper body injury.

He is not expected to return.

Clancy, a senior, leads the Eagles in tackles with 107. His average of 11.89 tackles per game ranks third in the nation, according to cfbstats.com.

In the first quarter, Clancy wrapped up Fighting Irish quarterback Everett Golson at the goal line but was unable to prevent him from falling forward into the end zone for the score.

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