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Better Know A Dude 2015: #16 QB Troy Flutie

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A quarterback from a famous family. What can Flutie bring the Eagles in 2015?

Name: Troy Flutie

Number: #16

Year: Redshirt Freshman

Position: Quarterback

Height: 6-foot-0

Weight: 182 lbs.

Hometown: Natick, MA

High School: Natick High

2013 Stats (HS): Earned ESPNBoston.com Massachusetts Mr. Football honors after completing 288 passing attempts for 3,027 yards and a state-record 47 touchdowns as a senior quarterback in 2013; also rushed 93 times for 824 yards and six touchdowns ... earned all-state honors from ESPNBoston and captured Massachusetts High School Football Coaches Association Super 26 recognition ... threw for 9,014 career yards and a state-record 112 touchdown passes during his high school career; accumulated 12,616 all-purpose yards.(via bceagles.com)

2014: Redshirted.

2015 Projections: I would expect Flutie to definitely crack the two deep this season as the backup to projected starting quarterback Darius Wade. He may see some snaps in garbage time this season, and may see real game time if Wade struggles or god forbid he gets hurt.

How'd He Get Here: A 2* athlete out of Natick, Boston College was the lone offer for Troy.

What Steve Addazio Think: "I think he does," Addazio said when asked if Troy has the intangibles he covets. "Obviously we didn’t take him because of his size (6-foot, 178 pounds), but he’s a gym rat and I think he’s got a lot of that it in him. That’s why we took him."

Darren Flutie on Why BC was right for Troy: "It is BC, and now we have generations going here, but I can tell you it's a whole different feel, and Coach Addazio is a whole different element," Darren Flutie said. "He made it very clear to Troy, 'I'm so glad your father, your uncle and your cousin came here, [but] I wouldn’t offer a scholarship to a kid unless I thought he could help us at BC.’ I thought it was neat that he clarified that; the legacy is cool, but Troy is Troy, and he's gotta earn it on his own."

Twitter: @Troy_Flutie

Tweetable: Amen Troy, amen.

Uniform History: The first player in BC history to wear the #16 was Robert Curley a tight end who wore it in 1916. After that Tom Waddle who led the Bears in receptions for two years and is currently a broadcaster with ESPN wore it. Two of the Toal boys wore the number as well, both Brian and Greg wore #16 during their time at the Heights. Mike Marscovetra wore #16 as well during his time as a backup quarterback with the Eagles.

Linkage:

Mark Rogers TV--BCI's Dan Rubin Talks BC Quarterback Situation (Youtube)

Boston College's Steve Addazio seeking out the next Tim Tebow (ESPN)

Natick's Troy Flutie Commits To Boston College (Metrowest Daily)

Mackay Lowrie Leaves Boston College, Where Does That Leave QB Depth (BC Interruption)

Troy's Game Film Highlights: