Name: Louie Addazio
Position: Tight End
Weight: 248 lbs.
Hometown: Gainesville, FL
High School: Buchholz HS
2013 Stats: Saw action in 11 games at tight end. Served as a blocking TE for a rushing attack that averaged 212.5 yards per game, a mark good for second in the ACC and 20th among all teams in 2013.
2014 Projections: Addazio will likely once again factor heavily into the Eagles ground game, paving the way for Myles Willis and the Eagles' cadre of young, talented backs. Addazio will split time with senior C.J. Parsons and junior Michael Giacone at the Y, though don't expect him to catch many balls this season. I wouldn't even expect him to be targeted much. Addazio's role is typically as a blocking tight end / extra lineman in BC's jumbo packages.
How'd He Get Here: In January 2013, Addazio announced his intentions of transferring from Syracuse to Boston College. His dad was an assistant coach at Syracuse under Paul Pasqualoni. Out of high school, Addazio was a 2/3* recruit that committed to the Orange over claimed offers from Akron and South Florida.
What'd Recruiting Sites Say: Scout and Rivals each gave Addazio a two-star rating out of high school: "Has a quick burst off the line of scrimmage, keeps his butt low and legs shoulder-width apart and really drives with his lower body to blow defenders off the ball." ESPN ($) gave him three stars but notes that Addazio is more OL than TE: "Addazio may wear an eligible number and be listed as a tight end in the game program in college, but in reality he will be an offensive lineman who might get the opportunity to do an end zone dance every once in awhile."
Twitter Feed: You can follow Louie on Twitter @LouieAddazio.
everyday is a new opportunity to #BeADude— Louie Addazio (@LouieAddazio) July 1, 2013
Uniform History: The #81 jersey is typically worn by an end on either side of the ball. Arguably the most famous #81 in Eagles history is Chris Pantale, who served as the Eagles starting TE for three seasons from 2009-11. TE Josh Cervi (1998-00) and TE/LS Francois Brochu (2001-02, 04-05) also have worn the jersey in recent years. Owings Mill, Maryland end Charles Smith wore the number from 1963-65, serving as the Eagles' captain his senior season.
Syracuse Tight End Louie Addazio To Transfer To Boston College (BC Interruption)
Boston College Football: Louie Addazio Eligible To Play Immediately (BC Interruption)
Couldn't find any Addazio-specific highlights so here's 5+ minutes of RB Andre Williams trucking fools, where you'll occasionally catch glimpses of #81 in at the Y. You're welcome.