Defensive end Eddie Vanderdoes breaks foot, will miss UCLA’s spring practices

For at least the next few months, UCLA will be without a key part of its defensive line: rising star Eddie Vanderdoes.

Head coach Jim Mora said on a Bruin Report Online podcast that Vanderdoes broke a bone in his foot and will be out for spring. The Bruins start practicing on April 1 and will hold their “Spring Showcase” on April 26.

The former five-star recruit started seven games as in 2013, logging 39 tackles — including 4.5 for loss — and landing on multiple Freshman All-American lists.

Vanderdoes is a likely starter at defensive end this fall, with senior Owamagbe Odighizuwa and nose tackle Kenny Clark manning the other two first-string spots. Rising junior Ellis McCarthy can back up multiple positions.

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  • As long as he’s back on the field in time to be a part of the blow out loss to USC next year, then I’m happy. Gut it out little Bruin!

    • Evan Olins

      I do give the U of Second Choice credit for their fan base. NO matter how many times or how badly they get beaten in a game, they somehow still view themselves as victors. Maybe some psychoanalysis would help

  • Jeff Litow

    CB get used to being the second best school in LA. LA is BRUIN country.

  • Marty Mccortney

    Eddie Vanderdoes is 5 star stud and will do AMAZING things for the next 3 years as a Bruin. Just watch!!!