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Better Know A Dude: #17 Defensive Back Christian Lezzer

He changed positions last year, what can we expect from Christian Lezzer?


Name: Christian Lezzer

Position: Defensive Back

Number: #17

Year: Sophomore

Height: 6-foot-0

Weight: 215 lbs.

Hometown: Clearfield, PA

High School: Clearfield

2013 Stats (HS): Earned first-team All-State honors twice ... was named to the first-team offensive all-Conference team three times and the first-team defensive all-conference team twice ... distinguished as the Tri-County Paper Player of the Year, as well as the Progress Paper Player of the Year twice ... received an invitation to the Chesapeake Bowl ... notched 56 tackles, 2.5 sacks, three interceptions, one fumble recovery and one safety in 2013 after finishing 2012 with 52 tackles, 12.5 sacks and four fumble recoveries (via

2014 Stats: Played in eight games last season, recorded one big sack for the Eagles against USC.

2015 Projection: After switching from linebacker to defensive back last season, Lezzer's potential for this season has taken a serious jump. BC's secondary depth has lots of open slots for Lezzer to capitalize on. Given his size he could easily be on the two deep at safety. We should hear his name quite a bit this season.

How'd He Get Here: A three star recruit from Pennsylvania, Lezzer chose Boston College over claimed offers from Arizona, Bucknell, Kent State, Rutgers, Temple and Towson.

Twitter Feed: You can follow Christian at @christian_lezz4

Uniform History: The #17 jersey was most recently worn by Missouri City, Texas wide out Clyde Lee from 2009-10. Three different team captains -- QB Frank Harris (1968-70), QB Gary Marangi (1971-73) and CB Mike Reed (1991-94) all donned the #17. Arguably the most famous #17 in school history was defensive back Tony Thurman. A consensus All-America defensive back in 1984, Thurman led the nation with 12 INTs and played a key role as the Eagles finished the year with a 10-2 record and a #4 national ranking. The last Eagle to wear the number was Bryce Jones, who wore it until he was thrown off the team in 2014.

On why he chose BC: "Making my commitment official was definitely a huge weight off my shoulders. Now I can just focus on the rest of my senior year and getting in shape for when I head to BC at the end of June.

"I had some other really great offers that I'm thankful for, but for me, BC offered an academic side to it that was huge. It's a perfect fit for me, both athletically and academically in one of the best conferences in the country, the ACC."

Addazio on Lezzer: "Christian Lezzer is a throwback player. He plays all over the field and is tough and fast."


Clearfield's Lezzer Declares for Boston College (The Progress News)

Addazio Signing Day Teleconference (

Boston College Football Recruiting: LB Christian Lezzer Commits To Boston College (BC Interruption)

Boston College Football: LB Christian Lezzer (Soaring To Glory)

Highlights: Here's a look at Lezzer hitting things: