Going into this season, Boston College’s linebacker depth was considered pretty suspect. With Ty Schwab and Connor Strachan the clear starters, their were clearly questions about the other linebacker slot (MLB) along with backups at all three spots.
Yesterday, the depth chart took a major hit as projected starter Sharrieff Grice announced that he would be retiring from football due to injuries (first reported by Michael J. Sullivan of Rivals). Sullivan further reports that he believes it was due to a concussion that Grice received during the spring game. If that is true, that would be the third BC player in three years to leave the team due to concussion related concerns (Jon Hendren and Christian Lezzer being the others).
This is big news for a BC linebacking corp that needed Grice. Earlier in the winter, BC lost Ethan Tucky due to transfer, and now with both gone, there aren’t many players left that have significant experience. As Sullivan says in his article, it will have to be either Kevin Bletzer, Jon Lamot or Jimmy Martin who will fill in for Grice this season.
Grice finished his career at BC with 15 tackles and one sack.
Best of luck in your future Sharrieff, you will always be an Eagle!