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B.J. Raji heading into rSr season: 2008: All-American first-team selection by The NFL Draft Report, earning second-team honors from Rivals.com, third-team accolades from the Associated Press and Scout.com and was an honorable mention by Pro Football Weekly and Sports Illustrated...First-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference pick...The recipient of The Mary M. and William H. Sullivan, Jr. '37 Scholarship started all thirteen games at right defensive tackle, recording a career-high 42 tackles (22 solos)...Led the team with eight sacks for minus 48 yards, 16.0 stops for losses of 79 yards and three quarterback pressures...Finished third on the squad with five pass deflections...Had at least one tackle behind the line of scrimmage in ten contests... Helped the team lead the ACC and rank seventh in the nation by holding the opposition to an average of 91.21 rushing yards per game, as the Eagles also led the conference and placed fifth nationally with an average of 268.14 yards per game in total offense allowed...2007: Redshirted due to academic reasons. 2006: 12 GP; 12 GS; 16 Sol-23 TT, 8.5 TFL, 3 SK, 3 PBU, 1 QBH, 1 FF; Received All-ACC second-team honors...Started 12 games at defensive tackle...had 23 tackles, including 16 solo stops...made 8.5 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks, forced one fumble and had three pass breakups...earned All-ACC second-team honors... 2005: 12 GP; 12 GS; 15 Sol-27 TT, 6.5 TFL, 1.5 SK, 1 PBU; Started all 12 contests at right defensive tackle...registered 27 tackles (20 solos), 1.5 sacks, 6.5 tackles for loss and one pass breakup... 2004: 8 GP; 0 GS; 6 Sol-13 TT, 1.5 TFL; Worked his way into the rotation at defensive tackle as a true freshman...registered 13 tackles (6 solos) and 1.5 tackles for loss...was listed at number two on the depth chart (behind Tim Bulman) at left tackle...saw his first collegiate action in home opener against Penn State.
*Luke Kuechly heading into Jr season: After sticking to a best-player-available model early, the Panthers filled some needs on the third day of the draft with players best described as solid. Adding linebacker Luke Kuechly lends an immediate stability to a side of the ball that was a mess last year. He's a mature tackler and cover man, who will help mask some deficiencies up front. If he's a high-floor player, guard Amini Silatolu is high-ceiling. He's on the raw side coming from Division II Midwestern State, but his explosiveness caught their eye on tape. Beyond those two, the Panthers checked off a number of boxes, adding competition to spots that sorely needed it. They've done a solid job drafting in recent years by not getting married to need, and picks such as Kuechly are reminiscent of earlier best player available choices such as center Ryan Kalil. Being willing to go that route has provided them value in the past. BEST PICK: Linebacker Luke Kuechly: Impressed coaches with his movement and intelligence, and looks like the kind of player you can build a defense around. One of the NCAA's most productive players on a bad college defense, he has a gravity the Panthers need. Along with Jon Beason, gives them a potentially dominant pair of linebackers. - The Sports Xchange
Anthony Castonzo heading into Sr season: 2010: Started all 13 games at left tackle...blocked for All-ACC back Montel Harris, who led the conference in rushing and ranks 16th nationally...the line allowed Eagles' running backs to gain 100 or more yards in nine different games...BC ranks 51st in the country in tackles for loss allowed (6.15)...Team captain...Holds the record for career starts at Boston College with 54... Associated Press Third Team All-American, All-ACC first team honoree...National Football Foundation National Scholar-Athlete...finalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy and the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award...named to Lindy's preseason All-America first team and the Playboy Preseason All-America team...2009: Started every game at left tackle for the second-straight year and has started every game since arriving on campus in 2007 (41 games)... SI.com All-America honorable mention...All-ACC first-team selection and named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic District 1 first team...BC ranked 39th in the country in sacks allowed (1.54)…2008: Made the move from right tackle to left tackle where he started all 14 games… BC ranked 25th in the country in tackles for a loss allowed (4.77) and 49th in sacks allowed (1.69)…2007: First true freshman to start on the BC offensive line in 10 years…named to the Sporting News 2007 All-ACC Freshman Team…helped pave the way for the Eagles’ 5,924 yards in total offense…helped hold opponents to only 61 tackles-for-loss (fifth in the nation) and 22 sacks…also supported Matt Ryan in his record-setting year.
Matt Tennant heading into rSr season: 2009 Senior Bowl Invite…2008: Honorable mention All-ACC … Started all 14 games at center. 2007: Earned the starting role in preseason camp and started all 14 games at center for the Eagles…helped pave the way for Matt Ryan's record-breaking season…the Eagles finished with 5,924 yards of total offense and Ryan passed for 4,507 yards. 2006: Saw action in five contests - BYU, NC State, Maine, Buffalo and Duke. 2005: Redshirted.
Ron Brace heading into rSr season: 2008: All-Atlantic Coast Conference second-team selection...Extending his consecutive start string to 37 games, starting all fourteen contests...Helped the team lead the ACC and rank seventh in the nation in rush defense, allowing only 91.21 yards per game...The team also led the league and ranked fifth nationally in total defense (268.14 ypg)...Collected 27 tackles (19 solos) with a career-high three sacks for minus 12 yards, as he finished second on the squad with eleven stops for losses totaling 25 yards...Also caused one fumble...Brace started his final 37 games, playing in 49 contests (40 total starts)...Recorded 85 tackles (50 solos), as he registered 5.5 sacks for minus 32 yards, adding 23 stops for losses of 65 yards and one quarterback pressure...Also caused and recovered a fumble...2007: 14 GP; 7 GS; 14 Sol-27 TT, 7.5 TFL, 2.5 SK, 1 QBH; Awarded All-ACC honorable mention...ranked third on the team with 7.5 TFLs, recorded a career-high 2.5 sacks ...finished the season with 27 total tackles (14 solos)...recorded two tackles in the Champs Sports Bowl against Michigan State, helping to keep BC's bowl-game win streak alive with a 24-21 victory... 2006: 11 GP; 11 GS; 11 Sol-20 TT, 3.5 TFL, 1 FR; Played and started in 11 games at defensive tackle…had 20 tackles, including 11 unassisted stops…registered 3.5 tackles for loss...2005: 8 GP; 0 GS; 6 Sol-11 TT, 1 TFL; Finished the season with 11 tackles (six solos) and one tackle for loss...started the season on the two-deep at left tackle (behind Al Washington)...saw his first collegiate action in the season opener at BYU, where he recorded one assist... 2004: Redshirted.
Brian Toal heading into rSr season: 2007: Redshirted due to surgery on torn right labrum in spring 2007...2006: 13 GP; 6 GS; Rush: 19-35-1.8-6; 29 Sol-50 TT, 4.5 TFL, 2 INT, 2 PBU, 1 QBH, 1 FR; Played in all 13 games; started six contests...had 50 tackles, including 29 solo stops...ran 19 times for 35 yards and a team-high six touchdowns as a running back...made 4.5 tackles for loss, had two interceptions, including the game-winner at Central Michigan in the final minute...recovered one fumble and broke up two passes...was the team's short yardage back; led the team in rushing touchdowns with five...2005: 11 GP; 11 GS; Rush: 23-56-2.4-6; 32 Sol-53 TT, 7 TFL, 2 SK, 1 PBU, 1 FF, 1 BLK; Played in 11 games...recorded 53 tackles (32 solos) including seven tackles for loss and two sacks; ranked fourth on the team in tackles...also registered one forced fumble, one pass breakup and one blocked field goal...played on both sides of the ball, making his mark as the team's short-yardage back...carried the ball 21 times for 49 yards and a team-high six touchdowns...2004: 12 GP; 9 GS; 37 Sol-77 TT, 4.5 TFL, 2 PBU, 1 FF, 1 BLK; One of the most coveted recruits in BC football history, Toal lived up to his billing as a true freshman...played in all 12 games, starting the final nine...earned 2004 Big East Rookie of the Year honors...also gained Freshman All-America honors from The Sporting News...worked his way into BC's starting lineup by the fifth game and started the last eight games of the season...finished as BC's second-leading tackler with 77 (37 solos); also recorded 4.5 tackles for loss, two pass breakups, one forced fumble and one blocked punt...his older brother Greg was a four-year football letterman (2000-2003) at BC.
Andre Williams heading into Sr season: 2014 NFL DRAFT BEST VALUE PICK: NEW YORK GIANTS: Round 4/113 -- Andre Williams, RB, 5-11, 230, Boston College...With David Wilson's future in jeopardy, the Giants continued to protect themselves at the running back spot by adding Williams, who last season averaged 6.1 yards per carry (355 rushes for 2,177 yards) and scored 18 touchdowns. While not much of a pass receiver -- he had just 10 catches out of the backfield in his four-year collegiate career -- Williams believes he can rise to the occasion not just as a tough inside runner but also as a pass-blocker. - The Sports Xchange
Nate Freese heading into rSr season: A closer look at the Lions' picks: Round 7/229 - Nate Freese, K, 5-11, 192, Boston College...The fact that he kicked outdoors and made all 20 of his field goal attempts last season, not to mention 86.4 percent in his career, intrigued the Lions, who did not re-sign veteran David Akers. Accuracy and consistency were lacking last season. The Lions liked him enough to consider using their sixth-round pick on him. - The Sports Xchange
Mike McLaughlin heading into rSr season: 2009 East-West Shrine Invite...2008: 14 GP; 14 GS; 53 Sol-89 TT, 10.5 TFL, 3.5 SK, 1 INT, 5 PBU, 2 FF; Voted defensive captain by his teammates...started at middle linebacker...second on the team with 89 tackles, 53 solo stops, and four sacks and third with 12 tackles for a loss...recipient of The Petrillo Family Scholarship. 2007: 14 GP; 4 GS; 41 Sol-64 TT, 5 TFL, 1 PBU; Started three games and played a significant role in the others…finished the season as the Eagles' fourth-leading tackler with 64 (41 solos, 23 assists)…started as linebacker in replacement of senior captain Jo-Lonn Dunbar and responded with a career-best game of 14 total tackles (six solo, eight assists) in game at Maryland…sat the Georgia Tech game with an injury. 2006: 9 GP; 0 GS; 7 Sol-12 TT; Saw action in the first nine games; missed the last four games of the season due to injury.
Marty Bowman heading into rSr season: 2007: Forced to sit out the last five games of the season with an injury...2006: Played in all 13 games...had 12 tackles, including nine solo stops during the season...registered one tackle for loss and recovered one fumble...2005: Redshirted.
Ryan Purvis heading into rSr season: 2007: 14 GP; 7 GS; Rec: 54-553-10.2-4; 2 Sol-2 TT; Named to the All-ACC first team...started all 14 games...finished the year with 54 catches for 553 yards and four touchdowns... had two catches for 18 yards in BC's win against Michigan State in the Champs Sports bowl... 2006: 13 GP; 2 GS; Rec: 29-381-13.1-2; Saw action in all 13 games; started two contests - Clemson and Duke...made 29 catches for 381 yards and two touchdowns...had three catches for 59 yards and one touchdown reception for three yards in season opener against Central Michigan... 2005: 10 GP; 0 GS; Rec: 6-12-2-0; Played in 10 games...recorded six receptions for 12 yards...saw his first collegiate action in the season opener at Brigham Young, where he caught one pass... 2004: Redshirted.
Mark Herzlich heading into rSr season: 2010: Won the Rudy Award and the ACC's Brian Piccolo Award...started all 13 games and began playing full-time against Virginia Tech...third on the team with 65 tackles and 50 solo stops...tied for first on the team with two forced fumbles, second on the team with four interceptions and four pass break ups...also had 3.5 tackles for a loss...tallied five tackles (three solo) and one forced fumble against Nevada...2009: Entered the 2009 season as the defending ACC Player of the Year and the league’s active leader in career tackles with 247...missed the entire season due to Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, which he overcame...earned numerous honors for his courage and outreach, including the Disney Spirit Award, an honorary Lott Trophy and the ACC Commissioner’s Cup…2008: First Team All-American by Rivals.com and Scouts.com ... AP Third Team All-American and honorable mention by Pro Football Weekly and SI.com...ACC Defensive Player of the Year...finalist for the Butkus Award, presented annually to the nation's top linebacker...quarterfinalist for the Lott Trophy...three-time ACC Player of the Week...his six interceptions were the eighth most in the country and the most by a linebacker...returned two picks for touchdowns which was tied for best in the country...his 5.79 solo tackles per game ranked 11th in the nation...led the team with 110 tackles and 81 stops, six interceptions, eight pass break-ups, two forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries...also had 13 tackles for a loss which ranks second…2007: Started all 14 games...finished the season second in total tackles with 97 (55 solos, 42 assists)...led the team with 12 tackles-for-loss (60 yards) to go with 1.5 sacks, 4 pass breakups, 2 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries, one quarterback hurry and an interception…2006: Played in all 13 games as a true freshman; started vs. Buffalo and at Miami...finished the season with 42 tackles (32 solo), including 5.0 tackles for loss and 1.0 sacks; had one interception and forced two fumbles.
Kevin Pierre-Louis heading into Sr season: A closer look at the Seahawks' picks: Round 4/132 -- Kevin Pierre-Louis, OLB, 6-0, 232, Boston College...Pierre-Louis played both on the strong and weak side at BC but will start out at weak-side linebacker for the Seahawks. Will likely have to make his way initially on special teams. - The Sports Xchange
Robert Francois heading into rSr season: 2007: 13 GP; 0 GS; 26 Sol-40 TT, 2 TFL, 0.5 SK; Finished the season with 39 total tackles (26 solos), 2.0 TFL, and a half sack...registered 3 solos in BC's win over Michigan State in the Champs Sports Bowl... 2006: 13 GP; 7 GS; 29 Sol-52 TT, 3.5 TFL, 1 PBU, 3 FR; Played in all 13 games, starting seven contests...had 52 tackles, including 29 solo stops...made 3.5 tackles for loss, and recovered three fumbles during the season... 2005: 12 GP; 0 GS; 16 Sol-28 TT, 2 TFL, 1 FR; Played in all 12 games as a redshirt freshman...registered 28 tackles (16 solos), 2.0 tackles for loss and one fumble recovery; made at least one tackle in every game...saw his first collegiate action at Brigham Young and made his first stop late in the first quarter...2004: Redshirted.
Kevin Akins heading into rSr season: 2007: 14 GP; 4 GS; KR: 2-24-12-0; 26 Sol-32 TT, 5 TFL, 4 SK, 2 INT, 1 PBU, 4 QBH; Finished the season with 32 total tackles (26 solos, 6 assists), 5 tackles-for-loss, 4 sacks, two interceptions, a pass break-up and a quarterback hurry...recorded his second int...2006: 13 GP; 1 GS; 29 Sol-36 TT, 8.5 TFL, 7.5 SK, 1 INT, 1 QBH, 2 FF, 1 BLK; Played in all 13 games; made one start - vs. Duke...finished the season with 36 tackles (29 solos, 7 assists)...recorded team-highs in tackles for loss (8.5) and sacks (7.5)...2005: 12 GP; 1 GS; 13 Sol-20 TT, 1.5 TFL, 1 SK, 1 INT; Played in all 12 games; made one start - at Wake Forest...finished the season with 20 tackles, including 13 solo stops ... recorded 1.5 tackles for loss, 1.0 sack and one interception... 2004: Redshirted.
Donnie Fletcher heading into Sr season: 2010: Started all 13 games at field corner...fourth on the team with 58 tackles and 43 solo stops...led the squad with five interceptions (tied for 11th nationally) and also had three pass breakups…tallied seven tackles, a fumble recovery, and a pass breakup versus Nevada in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl. 2009: Appeared in all 13 games with three starts…third on the team in solo tackles (35) and total stops (51)…also had an interception, a pass break up and a fumble recovery. 2008: Saw action in all 14 games and started four as a true freshman…third on the team with three interceptions, helping BC to lead the country with 26 picks…had 36 tackles (one for loss) and a pair of pass break-ups on the season… enrolled at BC in January 2008 and participated in spring drills with the Eagles.
Clif Ramsey heading into rSr season: 2007: Started 13 games at right guard for the Eagles...got the first start of his career in the season opener vs. Wake Forest and helped pave the way for Matt Ryan's five-touchdown game...key player in an offensive line that helped the Eagles net 5,924 total offense...2006: Saw action in three games - Maine, Buffalo and Duke...2005: Was a valuable member of the scout team...2004: Redshirted.
Rich Lapham heading into rSr season: 2010: Started eight games at right tackle before injuring his knee against Clemson...blocked for All-ACC back Montel Harris, who led the conference in rushing and ranks 16th nationally...the line allowed Eagles' running backs to gain 100 or more yards in nine different games...BC ranks 45th in the country in tackles for loss allowed (5.42)...2009: Started 11 games at right tackle... BC ranked 39th in the country in sacks allowed (1.54)...blocked for RB Montel Harris who had the fourth-most carries in the country (308) and the 10th-most rushing yards (1,457)…2008: Started at right tackle in all 14 games…BC ranked 25th in the country in tackles for a loss allowed (4.77) and 49th in sacks allowed (1.69)…the line only allowed 21 sacks with a pair of first-year starting quarterbacks behind them…2007: Saw action in several games as a backup…2006: Redshirted.
Thomas Claiborne heading into rSr season: 2010: Started seven games at right guard and has 34 career starts...blocked for All-ACC back Montel Harris, who led the conference in rushing and ranks 16th nationally...the line allowed Eagles' running backs to gain 100 or more yards in nine different games...BC ranks 51st in the country in tackles for loss allowed (6.15)...2009: Started 11 games at right guard...BC ranked 39th in the country in sacks allowed (1.54)...blocked for RB Montel Harris who had the fourth-most carries in the country (308) and the 10th-most rushing yards (1,457)..2008: Started all 14 games at right guard after making the move from the defensive line…BC ranked 25th in the country in tackles for a loss allowed (4.77) and 49th in sacks allowed (1.69)…2007: Registered a pass breakup against Bowling Green in 2007…played his first game, vs. Wake Forest…played in several games and gained valuable experience as a redshirt freshman...2006: Redshirted.
Damik Scafe heading into rSr season: 2010: Started 12 games and appeared in all 13...second on the team with four pass breakups and third in tackles for a loss (9.0) and sacks (4.0)...also recovered a pair of fumbles...2009: Played in 11 games and started 10...led defensive linemen with 21 solo tackles and was second with 35 total stops...fourth on the team with 6.5 tackles for a loss and second with two sacks...also forced a fumble and recovered one...2008: Recorded two solo tackles, including one for a loss, against Virginia Tech in the ACC Championship Game...2007: Played a key role in 13 games as a redshirt freshman...finished the season with nine tackles (five solos), 3 TFL and a sack...2006: Redshirted.
Chris Crane heading into rSr season: 2007: 9 GP; 0 GS; Rush: 1-(-4)-(-4)-0; Pass: 4-2-50-28-0-0; Completed one of two passes for 13 yards in second action of the season with win over Bowling Green... 2006: 8 GP; 1 GS; Rush: 13-44-3.4-2; Pass: 32-22-68.8-193-1-1; Played in eight games...made his first career start vs. Buffalo, completing 17-of-26 pass attempts for 142 yards and one touchdown; added two rushing touchdowns against the Bulls... 2005: 1 GP; 0 GS; Rush: 1-8-8-0; Pass: 4-3-75-42-0-0; Saw action in one game (Ball State)...completed three of four pass attempts for 42 yards against the Cardinals... 2004: Redshirted.
Alex Albright heading into rSr season: 2010: 8 games played...30 total tackles/18 solo...9 tackles for loss...3.5 sacks...Team Captain ... charted three solo tackles, a sack for -11 yards and two tackles for loss at Florida State ... tallied five tackles, including one sack for minus-four yards at N.C. State ... 2009: Appeared in nine games and started seven of them...recorded 32 tackles on the season and his eight tackles for a loss ranked second on the team...second among defensive linemen with 20 solo stops…2008: Season cut short after two games because of a neck injury…started the first two games of the year against Kent State and Georgia Tech, recording four tackles, a sack, a and a fumble recovery…2007: Earned All-ACC honorable mention honors…finished with 38 tackles (22 solos, 16 assists), a team-high 8.5 sacks for 57 yards, 10 tackles for-loss (second on the team), a quarterback hurry and two forced fumbles…sat out the final two games of the season after breaking his left forearm in the Clemson game…2006: Played in all 13 games as a true freshman; started the Meineke Car Care Bowl…made 20 tackles, including 11 solo stops…contributed 3.5 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks and tied for the team lead in fumble recoveries with three.
Brandon Robinson heading into rSr season: 2007: 13 GP; 7 GS; Rec: 56-793-14.2-5; KR: 13-258-19.8-0; 3 Sol-3 TT; Earned All-ACC honorable mention honors...finished the season with 56 catches for 793 yards (14.2 per catch) and 5 touchdowns...had three 100+ receiving games ...was also the Eagles' top kick returner (13 returns for 258 yards, 19.8 per return, long of 59)... 2006: 12 GP; 1 GS; Rush: 1-6-6-0; Rec: 36-490-13.6-1; Played in 12 games; made first career starts against Buffalo...had 36 receptions for 490 yards and one touchdown... 2005: 9 GP; 0 GS; Rec: 7-94-13.4-1; KR: 1-21-21-0; Played in nine games...made seven receptions for 94 yards and one touchdown... 2004: Redshirted.
Rich Gunnell heading into rSr season: 2007: Emerged as BC’s big-play wide receiver…finished second on the team in receptions with 64 catches for 931 yards and a team-best seven touchdowns…2006: Saw action in all 13 contests…had eight catches for 97 yards...2005: Redshirted.
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