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Better Know A Dude 2015: #80 Wide Receiver Drew Barksdale

He was injured for almost all of 2014, what can we expect from the sophomore wide out?

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Name: Drew Barksdale

Position: Wide receiver

Number: #80

Year: Sophomore

Height: 5-foot-11

Weight: 198 lbs.

Hometown: Solon, OH

High School: Solon HS

2013 Stats: Appeared in one game as a true freshman -- at USC on September 14.

2014 Stats: Appeared in BC's opening game against UMass but suffered a leg injury that forced him to miss the remainder of the season. Received a medical redshirt.

2015 Projections: Barksdale is back on the field after his injury and competing right now to be in the starting lineup. He played in the first scrimmage, showing off good speed. I imagine that if he can stay healthy he will see time on the field in some of Wade's spread formations.

How'd He Get Here: A three star receiver out of high school, Drew Barksdale chose the Eagles over claimed offers from Air Force, Akron and Ohio. Recruited by Jim Bollman.

Twitter Feed: You can follow Drew on Twitter @Dbazz10.

Tweetable:

Uniform History: James Cotter an end in the 50's wore it, William Cronin another end in 1960 (and captain that year wore it), Joseph Pryor of Natick MA and Robert Smith both ends donned #80, Brent Gibbons at tight end in 1983, Mike Guazzo a tight end in the late 90's,

Linkage:

Know A Dude 2014: #80 Drew Barksdale (BC Interruption)

Drew Barksdale has hamstring surgery (ESPN)

BC will have different look at WR (ESPN ACC Blog)

Boston College Football 2014: Drew Barksdale, WR (Soaring To Glory)

Boston College Football Recruiting: WR Drew Barksdale Commits To The Eagles (BC Interruption)

Ohio's Drew Barksdale Commits To Boston College Football (BC Interruption)

Quotable: Barksdale on Addazio after he replaced Spaz as HC:

"I am definitely surprised because I didn't see his name mentioned often as one of the top candidates for the job," Barksdale said. "However after looking into it, I feel that Coach Addazio is a great fit for BC, and I'm very excited to be there next year."

Obligatory Barksdale Quote From The Wire: "The game is the game. Always."

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