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Boston College Football: Get To Know The Dudes - #88, TE Mike Giacone

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Today get to know a dude, possible starting tight end Mike Giacone

Ed Wolfstein-USA TODAY Sports

Name: Mike Giacone

Position: Tight End

Number: #88

Year: Junior

Height: 6-foot-5

Weight: 262 lbs.

Hometown: Westfield, NJ

High School: St. Peter's Prep

2013 Stats: Played in nine games for the Eagles. Did not record a catch.

2014 Projections: With the graduation of C.J. Parsons the tight end position is completely open for this upcoming season. There are no clear front runners, but it wouldn't surprise me if Giacone separates himself from the pack this summer. He has good size, and has some experience with the offense, seems to be a solid blocker the only question that remains is how he will do in passing situations. He isn't the type of tight end that is going to be catching a lot of balls like Parsons did last season, but he is a solid blocker, which as we saw last year is crucial in Ryan Day's offense.

How'd He Get Here: A 3* tight end, Mike as the 33rd ranked tight end in the 2012 class. He chose Boston College over claimed offers from Connecticut, Florida State, Indiana, Maryland, Rutgers, Temple, Tulane, UCF and Wake Forest. Originally committed to Rutgers but flipped his commitment to BC later in the process. He was recruited by former defensive coordinator Bill McGovern.

Twitter Feed: You can follow Mike on Twitter at @GiaconeBC, though he hasn't tweeted in over a year.

Uniform History:There is a pretty rich history of tight ends and defensive ends that have donned the #88. The first known player to wear the number was Frank Grywalski an end for the Eagles from 1962-1964. Other memorable Eagles that have worn the number would include Russell Joyner, a defensive end who was captain of the Eagles in 1982. Ivan Caesar a linebacker who went on to play two seasons in the NFL with Philadelphia and Minnesota, he played for the Eagles in the late 1980s. Adam Newman a defensive lineman who started for the Eagles in 1997 and 1998. Finally Chris Miller and Jordon McMichael both were accomplished tight ends in the 2000s.

Linkage:

Tight End Mike Giacone Commits To Rutgers (On The Banks)

Mike Giacone Switches Commitment From Rutgers To Boston College (BC Interruption)