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Better Know A Dude: #13 Linebacker Connor Strachan

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A legacy, could he be ready for a breakout year?

Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Name: Connor Strachan
Number: #13
Year: Sophomore
Position: Linebacker
Height:
6-foot-2
Weight:
230 lbs.
Hometown: Needham, MA
High School: St. Sebastian's Country Day

2014 Stats: Played in all 13 games for the Eagles as a situational and role player in the linebacking corp. Had a season-high four tackles including a sack against Maine; also recorded two against USC. Finished the season with 12 tackles.

2013 Stats (HS): Ranked the No. 2 prospect in Massachusetts by ESPN; earned Massachusetts High School Football Coaches Association All-State Super 26, Independent School League (ISL) Co-MVP, ISL All-League and ISL All-Scholastic Team honors as a senior; earned the 2013 Nike Football Training Camp (NFTC) Linebacker MVP award; invited to the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl; team captain for St. Sebastian's; tallied 81 tackles, including 10 for loss, one interception and two forced fumbles as a senior; also recorded 70 tackles, nine of loss, one pass breakup and one forced fumble as a junior. (via bceagles.com)

2015 Projections: Strachan is poised to have a breakout year this season. With Josh Keyes and Sean Duggan graduating and Mike Strizak moving to defensive end, opportunity is knocking for the sophomore. If he can prove himself this summer he could be seeing major playing time this year. Strachan played mostly MLB last year, and Steven Daniels is still on the team, so he may be stuck being a situational player again this year, or Addazio could move Strachan to WLB or SLB and he could get major playing time immediately.

How'd He Get Here: A four star linebacker out of Needham, Strachan was the 192nd ranked recruit in the country and the 1st in Massachusetts according to Rivals (2nd according to ESPN). Connor chose the Eagles over claimed offers from Connecticut, Massachusetts, Syracuse, Virginia and Wake Forest.

What the Scouts Think: "A physical and athletic prospect capable of seeing early action at the BCS level of play. Could possibly contribute on offense as a fullback and on special teams. Falling under the radar due to lack of ideal length."

Uniform History: 13 has not been an unlucky number for the Eagles. The first player to wear it was Martin Whelan, an end from Boston in 1924. Glenn Foley, a quarterback, who went on to play for the Jets wore the number in the early 90s; Willie Wright wore the number in 1990s as both an offensive lineman and a linebacker. Taylor Sele, a wide receiver, wore it, along with Codi Boek, a backup quarterback in the late 2000's.

Linkage:

St. Sebastian's Connor Strachan Commits To Boston College (ESPN.com)

National Signing Day: Connor Strachan Commits To Boston College (BC Interruption)

Boston College Football 2014: LB Connor Strachan (Soaring To Glory)

Highlights: Here's a look at Connor's highlights coming out of school: