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Boston College Football: Get To Know The Dudes - #21, CB Manny Asprilla

Today, "Get to know" ... corner back Manny Asprilla

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Name: Manny Asprilla

Position: Corner Back

Number: #21

Year: Senior

Height: 5 foot 11

Weight: 178 lbs.

Hometown: Everett, MA

High School: Everett

2013 Stats: Manny Asprilla was possibly BC's strongest CB in 2013. He finished the season 4th on the team in tackles with 68 (55 solo), two interceptions, six pass break ups, a forced fumble and a blocked kick against Maryland.

2014 Projections: If BC is going to have a shutdown corner this year (and I'm not sure they will) it will be Asprilla. While he is far from perfect, he is still the best cornerback on the team. In a defense that stresses pressure, I would expect Asprilla to have an even bigger this year in terms of interceptions, but also a few plays to occur when he gets left alone and gets burned. Part of the double edged sword of Don Brown's defense.

How'd He Get Here: Asprilla was a 2* recruit via Rivals that chose Boston College with no other listed offers.

Twitter Feed: None that I can find.


Everett's Asprilla Commits To BC (ESPN Boston)
Coach Spaziani Moves Asprilla From Defensive Back To Wide Receiver (Blauds)
BC Makes Most Of Second Chance In Win Against Maryland (Globe)

Uniform History: The first African American to play for Boston College, Louis Montgomery wore #21 on the way to helping BC contend for the National title in the late 1930's-early 40's. Kick returner/half back Tyrone Taylor wore it during the Doug Flutie years in 85/86. DB Trevor White wore the number from 1999-2002. Cornerback Brad Mueller wore the number in 2006, Razzie Smith wore it in 2007.

Highlights: Block Against Maryland