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The Dudes Strike Back 2016: Better Know #88 TE Michael Giacone

NCAA Football: Louisville at Boston College Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Name: Mike Giacone

Position: Tight End

Number: #88

Year: Senior

Height: 6-foot-5

Weight: 265 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 Stats: Saw action in all 13 games last season.

2015 Stats: Missed the entire season due to an injury

2016 Projections: Giacone is certainly going to get reps this year, but it’ll be interesting to see how new offensive coordinator sees his role in the new offense. Clearly catching tight end Tommy Sweeney is going to play a prominent role, as he should be, but Giacone should still see plenty of snaps especially on running downs as he has shown a knack for being that extra offensive lineman/blocking tight end that is pivotal in a Steve Addazio offense. I wouldn’t expect him to magically become a part of the passing game, that’s just not Giacone’s skill set.

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: Negative

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 andJordon McMichael both were accomplished tight ends in the 2000s.


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