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Better Know A Dude 2015: #50 Offensive Lineman Frank Taylor

Looks to be the starting center, what can we expect from Frank Taylor?

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Name: Frank Taylor

Position: Offensive lineman

Number: #50

Year: Junior

Height: 6-foot-3

Weight: 289 lbs.

Hometown: Warrington, PA

High School: Archbishop Wood

2013 Stats: Saw action in two games -- at North Carolina on October 26 and in the bowl game against Arizona on December 31.

2014 Stats: Played in all 13 games on special teams, served as backup to center Andy Gallik

2015 Projections: All signs point to Taylor becoming the starting center this season. He has been getting first team reps during the spring and summer, so as long as he can stay healthy he will be out there game one.

How'd He Get Here: A 3 or 4-star (depending on who you ask) OG out of Pennsylvania, Taylor committed to the Eagles over claimed offers from Harvard, Illinois, Miami (Florida), Michigan State, N.C. State, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Rutgers, Syracuse, Temple, UCF and West Virginia. Also received interest from Florida, Florida State, Maryland, Michigan, Notre Dame, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State, Stanford, Tennessee and Wisconsin. Recruited by Ryan Day.

Twitter Feed: N/A

Uniform History: Only 16 former Eagles have worn the #50 jersey but of those 16, a disproportionate number of captains. Four #50s have served as team captain -- LB James McCool (1967-69), ILB Brian Clemente (1973-74), DE David Thomas (1982-84) and ILB Stephen Boyd (1991-94). Eugene J. "Gene" Goodreault, a former All-America football and member of the school's storied 1941 Sugar Bowl championship team, wore the #50 from 1938-40. The school retired Goodreault's jersey in 2001, the 60th anniversary of BC's "Team of Destiny." The number was most recently worn by LB Will Thompson (Jersey City, NJ) in 2011. 


Get To Know A Dude 2014: Offensive Lineman Frank Taylor (BC Interruption)

101 Days of BC Football: Frank Taylor, #50 (Soaring To Glory)

National Signing Day, Boston College Recruiting: OG Frank Taylor (BC Interruption)

Archbishop Wood OG Frank Taylor issues oral declaration to Boston College (

Highlights: Here's film on Taylor coming out of high school: