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Boston College wide receiver Colin Larmond Jr. suffered a season-ending knee injury Saturday that will require surgery, the school announced on Monday.
The Eagles' passing game takes a big hit as Larmond was expected to be the team's top receiver this fall. He was the leading returning receiver. He led the 2009 team in yards per catch (20.6) and finished second in receptions (29), yards (596), touchdowns (five) and average per game (45.8).
Ifeanyi Momah will likely step into a starting role. Momah redshirted last season because of injury, but in 2008 he caught 11 passes for 149 yards and was second on the team with three touchdowns. The staff had planned to use Momah as a defensive end in addition to his receiver duties this fall, but this will likely scratch those plans. The other starter at receiver is Billy Flutie, who caught five passes last season.
Beyond those two, the Eagles are a little thin at receiver. Sophomore Clyde Lee caught four passes last season, and senior Ryan Lindsey has one career reception. True freshman Bobby Swigert is likely to end up playing, and he has looked good in the scrimmages. True freshman Shakim Phillips would be right in the mix, but he has been sidelined with a hamstring injury. Alex Amidon is another true freshman who might help.
Running back Montel Harris might have to catch the ball out of the backfield more than the eight times he did last season.
Heather Dinich covers the ACC for ESPN.com. Read her ACC blog.