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Better Know A Dude 2015: #44 Linebacker Ty Schwab

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Ready to step up into a bigger role, get to know sophomore Ty Schwab.

Name: Ty Schwab

Number: #44

Year: Sophomore

Position: Linebacker

Height: 6-1

Weight: 222 lbs

Hometown: Merritt Island, FL

High School: Merritt Island

2013 Stats (HS): Named Brevard County Defensive Player of the Year as a senior in 2013 ... earned second-team Class 5A All-State and All-Treasure Coast Region honors in 2013 ... captured All-Treasure Coast Defensive Player of the Year recognition ... completed the 2013 season with 107 tackles and 6.5 sacks after recording 140 tackles, 43 tackles for a loss, six sacks, two interceptions and six recovered fumbles during 2012. (via BCeagles.com)

2014 Stats: Played in 12 games ... competed in 105 plays on special teams ... made two tackles (one solo) at Massachusetts.

2015 Projections: Schwab jumped right in to the mix in 2014, grabbing some playing time on special teams. He is exactly the Don Brown type of speed defender that he loves to use so I imagine his role will continue to grow with the Eagles. Look for Schwab to crack the two deep at linebacker and rotate in throughout the season.

Over/Under: 12 tackles

How'd He Get Here: Ty Schwab is a 3* safety (according to Rivals) with offers from UMass, Tulane, Western Michigan, and Tulane.

On why he chose Boston College: "I committed right there on the phone. I love that school...I went up there and fell in love with the school, fell in love with the coaching staff, the school, everything … It’s been my favorite school since I was a little kid. It’s my dream school and I couldn’t pass up an offer like this."

On the role he'll play at BC: "They’ll be looking at me at multiple positions. I’m going in as Sam or Will linebacker. They run a different defense where the Sam linebacker walks out on the slot receiver plays man and blitzes a lot," Schwab said. "They said they love my speed and athleticism … and they love my work ethic. I don’t give up.

"Coach Brown tells me I’m a ‘dude.’

"I would say what made me want to be an Eagle was that it is a prestigious school, they’re great with academics, and if I don’t make the NFL, I’ll have a great job to fall back on," Wilson told Scout.com. "I can get my masters from B.C. and they also have a well-put-together football team and a great coaching staff." - See more at: http://www.accsports.com/articles/wilson-commits-to-bc#sthash.diDW2W4b.dpuf
"I would say what made me want to be an Eagle was that it is a prestigious school, they’re great with academics, and if I don’t make the NFL, I’ll have a great job to fall back on," Wilson told Scout.com. "I can get my masters from B.C. and they also have a well-put-together football team and a great coaching staff." - See more at: http://www.accsports.com/articles/wilson-commits-to-bc#sthash.diDW2W4b.dpuf
"I would say what made me want to be an Eagle was that it is a prestigious school, they’re great with academics, and if I don’t make the NFL, I’ll have a great job to fall back on," Wilson told Scout.com. "I can get my masters from B.C. and they also have a well-put-together football team and a great coaching staff." - See more at: http://www.accsports.com/articles/wilson-commits-to-bc#sthash.diDW2W4b.dpuf
"I would say what made me want to be an Eagle was that it is a prestigious school, they’re great with academics, and if I don’t make the NFL, I’ll have a great job to fall back on," Wilson told Scout.com. "I can get my masters from B.C. and they also have a well-put-together football team and a great coaching staff." - See more at: http://www.accsports.com/articles/wilson-commits-to-bc#sthash.diDW2W4b.dpuf

Twitter:You can follow Ty at @SchwabTy

Sigh.

Uniform History: The number 44 was first worn by George Mason a center from Wollaston, MA from 1928-1930. Jack Kent a captain in the late 1970's and a captain wore it. Daryl Porter a safety, who played in the NFL for years wore it, and has a very interesting wikipedia page. Frank Chamberlin, a Scanlan Award winner for Boston College wore the number and went on to play in the NFL before succumbing to brain cancer last November. And one of my favorite players, Jamie Silva wore it during his time as a safety before heading off to the NFL with the Colts. Of course the last player to wear it was Andre WIlliams who wore it during his Heisman run last season.

Linkage:

Better Know A Dude 2014: #44 Linebacker Ty Schwab (BC Interruption)

Merritt Island LB Ty Schwab Commits To Boston College (Bay News 9)

Boston College Opportunity "a dream" for Ty Schwab (Orlando Sentinel)

Boston College 2014: LB Ty Schwab (Soaring To Glory)

Highlight Film Can Be Seen Here