BOSTON (AP) -Boston College defensive tackle B.J. Raji will redshirt this season after the NCAA denied an appeal to restore his eligibility.
Boston College last week had said Raji would be ineligible due to academic reasons.
``B.J. now has the opportunity to take a negative and turn it into a positive,'' Coach Jeff Jagodzinski said Friday, adding that the extra year would help Raji gain football experience and work toward his goal of graduation.
Last season Raji, 6-1, 325 pounds, had 23 tackles, including 8.5 for a loss. He had two sacks, forced one fumble and broke up three passes. He made the all-Atlantic Coast Conference second team.
The 21-year-old had started in 24 of the Eagles' last 25 games.

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