Name: Sean Duggan
Weight: 244 lbs.
High School: St. Xavier
2013 Stats: Sean appeared in 11 games as a junior, almost exclusively on special teams and recorded one tackle on the season. He also was listed on the two deep for most of the season as the backup at MLB for Steele Divitto. He had 17 solo tackles in 2012.
2014 Projections: Duggan bulked up this offseason, putting on almost ten pounds. I would expect as a senior that Don Brown is going to slot him in as a starter. I always expected him to be a contributor to this team, but has always been buried on the depth chart behind Divitto. He's not overly explosive, as far as I've seen, but will fill the role that Divitto played last year. If there is a dark horse to lead the team in tackles this year, I would bet it would be Duggan.
How'd He Get Here: A Rivals three-star LB from St Xavier (home of Luke Kuechly and fellow linebacker Steven Daniels). Duggan chose Boston College over Michigan, Arizona, Ball State, Air Force, Cincinnati, Duke, Illinois, Louisville, Minnesota, N.C State, Oregon ,Vanderbilt, West Virginia, Wisconsin. He was recruited by Bill McGovern and Ben Sirmans and was arguably one of Spaz's most impressive recruiting catch. Also was the center of a self reported recruiting violation because of Luke Kuechly. Woops.
Twitter Feed: You can follow Sean on Twitter at @SeanDuggan10 (note the account is protected).
Quotable after his freshman year:
"I didn't really expect playing time, I kind of expected to redshirt but at the same time you know football, people get hurt and guys have to step up. I just went in with the mindset to work hard everyday and whatever happens happens," Duggan said. In addition to his 35 tackles, the freshman from Ohio has a pass breakup and a fumble recovery.
Uniform History: The first recorded player to wear the number #34 was Joseph McKenzie in 1915-16. John Mihalik, father of current Eagles defensive end Brian wore the number as a fullback in 1986. Mike Sanders, a tailback and captain in 1990 wore the number as well. Earlier in his career, Heisman finalist Andre Williams wore #34 before switching over to #44.
Sean Duggan Commits To Boston College (BC Interruption)
BC Self Reports Recruiting Violation (Blauds)
Player Preview: Sean Duggan (Soaring To Glory)
What Does Addazio Think Of Him?
"Mike Strizak, Sean Duggan, Josh Keyes have all stepped in there. Matt Milano is a kid from Florida that came up and started out as a safety that we've kind of knocked down to that nickel-sam, sam-linebacker kind of guy. We feel great about these guys. They're all different positions"
Highlights (want to watch Duggan working out with Luke Kuechly? Of Course you do).