Name: Bobby Swigert
Position: Wide Receiver
Weight: 192 lbs.
Hometown: Louisville, OH
High School: Louisville
2013 Stats: Nope
2012 Stats: Swigert caught 23 balls for 288 yards and one touchdown over seven straight starts during his junior season. He missed the first three games of the 2012 campaign to injury and later sustained a season-ending knee injury on November 10 vs. Notre Dame. During the seven games he did play in, Swigert caught multiple passes in six of those games, including a season-high five receptions for 66 yards and one touchdown at Florida State (Oct. 13).
2014 Projections: Tough to predict how Swigert will perform this season coming off a year lost to the knee injury suffered in the Notre Dame game. Best case is Swigert becomes one of Murphy's favorite targets this year and he matches or bests his production from his freshman and sophomore campaigns (~40 catches, ~500 yards, 3 TDs). However, that may be asking a bit too much for a guy who hasn't seen the field in over a year. Hopefully Swigert finds a way to contribute as the Eagles are dangerously thin at wide receiver heading into the 2014 season.
Fun Fact: Swigert has more touchdown passes as an Eagle (1) than any current QB on the Boston College roster.
How'd He Get Here: A Rivals three-star recruit out of high school, Boston College had to beat out a number of other programs for Swigert's services. Swigert boasted an impressive offer sheet, claiming offers from in-state Cincinnati, Colorado, Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska, Pittsburgh, Stanford, Syracuse and Wisconsin, as well as from roughly three-fourths of the MAC. Recruited by Ben Sirmans.
What'd Recruiting Sites Say: Per ESPN ($), "Swigert grows on you as a receiver and total football player the more you watch him. Has great football savvy with matching skill-set and may be sliding under the national radar a bit. Is a good sized target with a wide catch radius."
Twitter Feed: You can follow Bobby on Twitter @BobbySwigert10, though he hasn't sent an update in nearly a year. Still, Swigert wants you to know he's living the #goodlife.
Finally Got twitter #GoodLife— Bobby Swigert (@BobbySwigert10) May 28, 2013
Uniform History: It's a bit unusual for a wide receiver to wear the #10 jersey, a number typically reserved for quarterbacks. Recently, Boston College QB Chris Crane wore the #10 from 2006-08 (and served as captain his senior year). Before Crane, signal callers Mark Hartsell (1994-95) and Michael Power (1986-89) also wore the #10.
What Does Addazio Think Of Him: Addazio is hopeful that Bobby Swigert can fill the playmaker shoes left by Alex Amidon, but his status is up in the air following his knee injury. The Eagles second year coach did acknowledge that developing players on the outside is one of his biggest concerns moving forward: "We've got to get better out on the edge in terms of blocking the perimeter, catching the ball, winning one-on-one matchups," Addazio said. "That's not a quick-fix area. We've got to recruit and build."
Highlights: Here's a look at Swigert coming out of high school: