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Better Know A Dude 2015: #28 Linebacker Matt Milano

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A big play linebacker who came onto the scene in 2014...

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Name: Matt Milano

Position: Linebacker

Number: #28

Year: Junior

Height: 6-foot-1

Weight: 218 lbs.

Hometown: Orlando, FL

High School: Dr. Phillips

2013 Stats: Appeared in all 13 games, recording a total of five tackles throughout the year. One tackle against North Carolina, New Mexico State and Maryland. A season-high two tackles against N.C. State.

2014 Stats: Played in 12 games during the season, recording 18 tackles including three tackles for loss. He had his first career sack against USC in the third quarter and recovered a fumble against Penn State

2015 Projections: This has the possibility of a break out year for Milano. After making two big plays against USC/Penn State it is clear he has a knack for making the big play. He is the perfect size tweener linebacker that Don Brown loves. I expect him to move up to the starting role on linebacker and making a handful of big plays this season.

Over/Under: Four Sacks

How'd He Get Here: A three-star recruit out of Florida, Matt choses the Eagles over claimed offers from Air Force, Arizona, Bowling Green, Miami (Ohio) and Stony Brook. Recruited by Jeff Commisiong.

Twitter Feed: You can follow Matt on Twitter @MatthewMilanoo.

Tweetable: Indeed.....

Uniform History: The #28 jersey hasn't been all that popular over the years. Watertown guard Richard Gorman was the first to wear the number from 1926-28 and 1930. Safety Charlie Brennan (Bloomfield Hills, MI) wore the number from 1989-92. A pair of Eagles running backs -- Horace Dodd (2002-03) and Rolandan Finch (2009, 11-12) have worn the number in recent years. Oddly enough, another Orlando native, A.J. Brooks, wore the #28 jersey during the 2004, 2006 and 2007 seasons.

Linkage:

Get To Know A Dude 2014: LB Matt Milano (BC Interruption)

Dr. Phillips safety Matt Milano has waited his turn and now it's time (Orlando Sentinel)

Boston College Football Receives Verbal Commitment From Safety Matt Milano (BC Interruption)

Matt Milano Signs With Boston College (WFTV.com)

Boston College Football Recruiting: S Matt Milano Commits To The Eagles (BC Interruption)

What Does Addazio Think Of Him: On replacing two accomplished linebackers:

"Mike StrizakSean DugganJosh 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. I just rattled off a will, a mike, a sam."

Highlights:

Matt Milano Sacks Cody Kessler Against USC (ESPN, unfortunately we can't embed their videos)

Here's Milano coming out of high school in Florida: