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Boston College Football: Get To Know The Dudes - #58, OT James Hendren

A big local kid, with a big frame. Meet James Hendren.

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Name: James Hendren

Position:Offensive Tackle

Number: #58

Year: Freshman

Height: 6-foot-7

Weight: 278 lbs.


High School: Dexter

2013 Stats (HS): Earned 2013 New England Prep School Athletic Conference Lineman of the Year recognition ... also earned 2013 Massachusetts High School Football Coaches Association All-State Super 26 honors ... played for Dexter head coach Casey Day ... also excelled on the basketball court. (via

2014 Projections: BC should be solid at the tackle position this year, and Hendren looks like he is going to need to put on a little weight to be the size of an effective NCAA tackle. The tackle is usually a position that takes a while for younger players to be ready for, so I would expect that Hendren will be redshirted this year unless an emergency arose.

How'd He Get Here: A three star recruit from Massachusetts, Hendren chose Boston College over claimed offers from Arkansas, Harvard, UMass, Ohio, Old Dominion, Penn State, Princeton, Rutgers, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest and Yale.

Twitter Feed: You can follow James at @jhendren58


Uniform History: The number 58 has actually not been a very common number on the Heights. It was actually not worn until the 70's when Captain Kevin Clemente wore it as a linebacker. Junior Hogan an all conference center wore it as well. Tim Morabito a nose tackle who ended up playing in the NFL for five years with the Bengals, Jaguars and Panthers wore it as well. And a smattering of support players including Justin Bell, Jason Stewart, Derric Rossy, and John Merklinger

On his commitment; "It's kind of a funny story," Hendren said. "Even though once the offer came I knew I was going there, I didn't plan to commit right away. I was going to tell [BC coach Steve Addazio] that I was going to talk it over with my father some more.  Then when I was talking to coach Addazio on the phone he said, 'I want to know one thing. Do you want to be a BC Eagle?' I couldn't hold back and committed even though I hadn't planned to."

On why he chose Boston College: "It's at home, and it's a top-30 school in the country," Hendren said. "Other than Harvard there's no better school in Boston to go to, and Harvard is not big-time football. I'll be playing in the ACC, and winning in the ACC."


James Hendren on ESPN ( Boston)

James Hendren Commits To Boston College (BC Interruption)

Highlights: Here's a look at Hendren in high school