NCAA denies BC WR Momah sixth season

The NCAA has denied Boston College’s appeal for a sixth year of eligibility for wide receiver Ifeanyi Momah, who suffered a season-ending left knee injury in the first game of the 2011 season.

“This is very disappointing news,” coach Frank Spaziani said in a prepared statement. “We only want what is best for Ifeanyi, and I felt a sixth year would have benefited him greatly after missing two full seasons with injuries. He is a great young man who will leave Boston College with a degree in hand. We are very grateful for his contributions to our football program, on and off the field, and we hope he is able to continue pursuing his dreams.”

In December, the ACC approved medical hardship waivers for Momah and four of his teammates. Boston College then submitted a request to the NCAA for a sixth year, since Momah did not participate in the 2009 season.