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Boston College Football: Get To Know The Dudes - #39, DB Atem Ntantang

Get to know defensive back Atem Ntantang

Jared Wickerham

Name: Atem Ntantang

Position: Cornerback

Number: #39

Year: Redshirted Freshman

Height: 5-foot-11

Weight: 190 lbs.

Hometown: Purcellville, VA

High School: Woodgrove HS

2013 Stats: Was redshirted in 2013

2014 Projections: It will be interesting to see what role Atem will play in BC's defense this year. The Eagles has a spot to fill in the secondary with Al Louis-Jean leaving early for the NFL draft. However with the signing of Ty-ree Brown, I would expect Ntantang to be probably be listed as a two on the depth chart.  I figure that the secondary could be open to all sorts of changes given some of the struggles we saw last year. Like many of these young kids though a strong start to the summer and catching the eye of Don Brown could lead to playing time.

How'd He Get Here: Atem was a 2* cornerback, who graduated from Woodgrove HS and chose Boston College over claimed offers from Columbia and Yale. Al Washington was his lead recruiter.

Twitter Feed: You can follow Atem at @atem_ntantang. And always remember scared money don't make no money.


Uniform History: Along with sharing the number with Sean Burke, there hasn't been a lot of recent notable players who have donned #39. The first known player to wear the number was Ed Stewart, a back from Bridgewater, MA in the late 1920's. Linebacker Darius Bagan wore #39 as a backup linebacker in 2009. Running back Mike Javorski wore the number in 2012, though he didn't see any playing time under Spaz.


Atem Ntantang Commits To Boston College (BC Interruption)

Quotable: Atem on being the first D1 Football Player from his HS

"Personally, it means a lot, because I’ve been able to be a part of a lot of firsts here, and this is another huge step for our program," Ntantang said. "To be the first football player to sign D-1, it’s just incredible. I’m sure there are going to be more to come, but someone has to be first."

Highlights: Here's film on Ntantang coming out of high school: