Name: Kevin Bletzer
Year: Redshirt Freshman
Weight: 217 lbs.
Hometown: West Roxbury, MA
High School: Catholic Memorial
2013 Stats (HS): Twice served as team co-captain. Captured 2013 Massachusetts High School Football Coaches Association All-State Super 26 recognition. Twice earned the team's most valuable player award and earned all-conference honors. Earned All-Conference Player of the Year honors as a senior. Earned Boston Herald and Boston Globe All-Scholastic honors as senior. Three-sport athlete at Catholic Memorial excelled on the lacrosse field and in the hockey rink; served as team captain in each. Registered 211 career tackles for loss and nine career interceptions (via bceagles.com)
2014 Stats: Did not play redshirted
2015 Projections: Originally recruited as a safety, Bletzer sat out 2014 on a redshirt. This year he has bulked up almost twenty pounds and sounds like much the build of a linebacker. Matt Milano, Steven Daniels, Connor Strachan, Mike Strizak, Tim Joy and Ty Schwab all have gametime experience so I imagine they will get more snaps, but Bletzer could find his way on the field to give the team depth.
How'd He Get Here: A two-star recruit out of Catholic Memorial, Boston College was Bletzer's only claimed offer. Recruited by Ryan Day.
Twitter Feed: You can follow Kevin on Twitter @k_bletzer3.
Been dreamin about this day for a long long time.— 49 (@k_bletzer3) August 30, 2014
Uniform History: Andover DB Jerry Stabile, a four-year letterwinner and Thomas F. Scanlan Memorial Trophy recipient his senior year (1980), wore the #49 jersey from 1977-80. George Colbert, a quarterback from Dedham, also wore the jersey from 1928-30. The number was most recently worn by linebacker Steele Divitto from 2010-13, who started all 13 games at MLB during his senior year en route to earning All-ACC third team honors from the ACSMA.
What Does Addazio Think Of Him: Build that fence. "It was an emphasis for us. We want to make sure that we get the best players out of Massachusetts. I said that when I first got here and I'm sticking to it. We are going to make sure that we get guys like Jon Baker, who is going to be a big-time offensive lineman, and James Hendren, Connor Strachan, Troy Flutie and Isaac Yiadom. These are all the Massachusetts guys. I'm so fired about these guys. Kevin Bletzer out of Catholic Memorial, we really feel like he will be a hell of a football player. We feel great about that and as we move forward we are going to build a fence around Massachusetts."
Know A Dude 2014: LB #49 Kevin Bletzer (BC Interruption)
Boston College Football 2014: Kevin Bletzer, S (Soaring To Glory)
Highlights: Here's a look at Bletzer coming out of high school where he did a bit of everything for CM: