BC seeks medical hardship waiver for Harris

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BC seeks medical hardship waiver for Harris

Boston College lost running back Montel Harris aggravated a knee injury against Wake Forest last week and it's been determined that he will miss the remainder of the season. The Eagles announced today that they will see a medical hardship waiver for Harris so that he can return next season as a fifth-year senior.

Boston College will pursue a hardship waiver for senior defensive tackle Kaleb Ramsey (foot) as well.

"After speaking with Montel, Kaleb and our medical personnel, we decided to seek hardship waivers for both student-athletes," Coach Frank Spaziani said in a statement. "Our doctors have stated their injuries will preclude both from returning for the remainder of this season. Both have expressed a desire to return for an additional year. We will begin the process immediately. This will enable Montel and Kaleb to concentrate on healing from their injuries and, hopefully, return for injury-free senior seasons."

The NCAA can grant hardship waivers 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.

Harris was the ACC preseason player of the year this season. Without him, Boston College lost to Clemson on Saturday, 36-14.