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Better Know A Dude 2015: #64 OL Harris Williams

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He missed most of 2014, but needs to be the anchor of the 2015 offensive line, get to know senior Harris Williams

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Name: Harris Williams

Position: Offensive Guard

Number: #64

Year: Senior

Height: 6-foot-3

Weight: 296 lbs.

Hometown: Lynn, MA

High School: Proctor Academy

2013 Stats: Harris started all 13 games last year at the offensive right guard position. Just like pretty much everyone on the offensive line he did a fantastic job with the run block, and showed great skill pulling off and moving around the line while the tackles pushed forward.

2014 Stats: Played in one game, UMass, where he sustained a season ending knee injury. Received a medical redshirt for extra year of eligibility.

2015 Projections: As the only lineman with significant experience, Williams is going to have to be the anchor. Addazio has spoken extensively about his leadership qualities, something that is going to be vital with such a young line. Williams should start all the games this year, but his help with speeding up the maturation of the younger linemen around him could be the legacy he leaves behind at Boston College.

How'd He Get Here: Last year I saw Harris speak at Mark Herzlich's book signing at BC and he actually went over how he came to Boston College. Apparently he was fully ready to commit to Stanford, and went to their camp where he apparently tanked due to a foot injury. Stanford yanked his scholarship offer, and at the last minute he decided to attend Boston College. He was a 3* guard with other offers from Louisville and Connecticut.

On His Injury: "I realized I could help Boston College compete for another championship," said Williams. "It is a huge blessing in disguise because it gives me an opportunity to get better as a leader and the opportunity to play another year of the game I love."

Twitter Feed: Not that I can find.

Linkage:

Harris Williams A Key To New Guard At Boston College (Boston Herald $$)

Harris Williams Anchors Young O-Line (Boston Herald)

Harris Williams And Mehdi Abdesmad Speak At ACC Kickoff (BC Interruption)

Know A Dude 2014: #64 OL Harris Williams (BC Interruption)

Harris Williams To Miss Remainder Of Season(BC Interruption)

Uniform History: Michael Durant, a tackle from Dorchester MA was the first Eagle to wear the number #64. Joe Wolf an offensive guard and captain wore it from 1985-88. Tom Nalen, a center for the Eagles who went on to become a perennial All Pro and Super Bowl Champion with the Denver Broncos has to be one of the most famous players to wear the number. Nick Rossi an offensive guard recently wore the number before Williams from 2006-2009.

Highlights:

A nice seal block on an Andre Williams run against NC State.