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Boston College Football: Get To Know The Dudes - #37, K Will Mahar

Most likely a scout team player, but get to know Will Mahar!

Name: Will Mahar

Number: #37

Position: Kicker

Height: 6-foot-1

Weight: 185 lbs.

Hometown: Rochester, NY

High School: McQuad Jesuit

2013 Stats (HS): Played free safety, wide receiver and kicker for three years as a member of the McQuaid Jesuit Knights ... twice earned All-State honors; captured first-team honors as a senior in 2013 and second-team recognition as a junior ... earned All-Rochester City Athletic Conference honors in each of his three varsity seasons ... served as one of four team captains as a senior ... earned McQuaid Offensive Player of the Year, Special Teams Player of the Year and Team MVP honors in 2013 ... appeared in Sports Illustrated Faces in the Crowd after his remarkable effort against Edison High; caught a 41-yard pass and got out-of-bounds to stop the clock with .8 of a second left, then booted a 52-yard field goal for a 22--21 victory in a game dedicated to his grandfather Ray Mahar, who had been buried earlier that day ... set school records for field goals in a game (five), longest field goal (52) and career field goals (19) ... established New York state private school standard for career field goals (19) ... played for head coach Dan Bates ... also played golf (via

2014 Projections: Cant imagine that Mahar is going to see playing time with Alex Howell, Joey Launceford and most likely Mike Knoll in front of him on the depth chart. I expect that Steve Addazio will use him in practice, and test him out on both punts and kicks as Mahar did both in high school.

How'd He Get Here: Mahar is a preferred walk on.

Twitter:You can follow Will on Twitter at @WillMahar


Uniform History: The first Eagle to wear #37 was Frank Wilson a guard who wore it from 1920-23. David Couhig a guard from Beverly who was captain in 1930 wore it as well. Alex MacLellan an outside linebacker who was captain in 1974 wore the number as well. Most recently a group of scout teamers have had #37, but the last player who earned playing time was walk on Hampton Hughes.


Athlete of the Week: Will Mahar (Democrat and Chronicle)

Boston College Football Recruiting: Will Mahar Commits To Boston College (BC Interruption)