Name: Austin Stevens
Position: Defensive End
Weight: 270 lbs
Hometown: Montclair, NJ
High School: Montclair
2013 Stats (HS): Garnered 2013 second-team all-state and first-team all-county honors ... helped lead Montclair to an undefeated season and state championship title in 2013 ... member of a defense that allowed just 4.8 points per game and shut out opponent in championship game ... tallied 55 tackles, including two for loss and seven sacks, and three fumble recoveries in 2013 ... also tallied 49 tackles, including 9.5 sacks, in 2012.(via BCEagles.com)
2014 Stats: Redshirted
2015 Projections: Stevens moved from defensive end to offensive lineman after the 2014 season. He still probably needs to put a little more weight to be an effective guard (guessing that's where he would be played). Stevens may crack the two deep this year, but Addazio has a lot of other options. Guessing he probably won't see much game time this season.
How'd He Get Here: Austin Stevens is a 2* defensive end that chose Boston College over claimed offers from Buffalo, Kansas, Old Dominion, Rutgers, Temple, and UMass
On why he chose Boston College "Education, of course," Stevens said. "Such a prestigious program. Tons of tradition, and I fit into the defense well. Of course, it's closer to home. It's something that I want to be a part of."
Uniform History: Only nine former Eagles have worn the #69 jersey, a low number for one of the lineman jerseys. All eight are former offensive linemen: G John O'Connell (1967), G Ziggy Szczawinski (1977), OT Roger Cattelan (1981-82), OT David Widell (1985-87), OG Kevin Parchinski (1989-91), OT Matthew Goulet (1993), OT Frank Wilpert (2001-02) and, most recently, OL Mark Spinney (2010-11). Most recently center Paul Gaughan wore it as well.
Get To Know The Dudes 2014: #41 DE Austin Stevens (BC Interruption)
Montclair's Stevens Commits to Kansas (North Jersey.com)
Austin Stevens Commits To Boston College (BC Interruption)