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Better Know A Dude 2015: #53 Long Snapper Leonard Skubal

A position most people don't know much about, get to know BC's second year starter.

Name: Leonard Skubal

Position: Long Snapper

Number: #53

Year: Junior

Height: 5-foot-10

Weight: 193 lbs.

Hometown: Deerfield Beach, Florida

High School: St. Thomas Aquinas

2013 Stats:Though there are no stats in the books for Skubal given the position he plays, he started every game for the Eagles and his snaps could partly be accredited to our superb kicking and punting game last year.

2014 Stats: Started as the primary long snapper for all 13 games, also made 3 tackles during the season.

2015 Projections: All signs point to Skubal starting again as the long snapper with senior Michael Fischer as the backup. He's done a good job so far, can't imagine Steve Addazio will change that.

How'd He Get Here: Committed to Boston College after playing both sides of the ball for St. Thomas Aquinas. His recruiting information doesn't appear to be available online.

Twitter Feed: n/a

Uniform History: The first varsity football player to wear 53 was Louis Kidhart, a tackle who wore it from 1937-1939. Bob Vissers a starting defensive end during the Flutie years, and who made a key fumble recovery against Army in 1982 wore it.  There have actually been a string of effective linebackers that have worn the number. Rich Ramirez, a LB from 1972 wore it, and was named to the Varsity Club Hall of Fame in 2012. Future NFL superstar and Hollywood actor Bill Romanowski wore it during his reign of terror at the Heights from 1984-1987. Almost immediately after him, inside linebacker and future Jacksonville Jaguar Tom McManus wore it from 1989-1992. McManus went on to play five years in the NFL and is now a radio host in Jacksonville. Mike Morrissey who saw some playing time in 2007 wore the number as well.

Linkage:

Get To Know A Dude 2014: #53 Long Snapper Leonard Skubal (BC Interruption)

National Signing Day Opening Thread 2012 (BC Interruption)

Highlights:

Skubal did some work with a long snapping clinic. Here are the highlights