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Boston College Football: Get To Know The Dudes - #11, WR Shakim Phillips

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A look at a wide receiver who should be familiar to BC fans...

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Name: Shakim Phillips
Number: #11
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 6-foot-3
Weight:
206 lbs.
Hometown: Patterson, NJ
High School: DePaul Catholic

2013 Stats: Started eight games at wide receiver in 2013, missing four due to injury ... ended the year third on the team with 28 receptions for 406 yards and three touchdowns ... opened the year with five catches for 77 yards and two scores vs. Towson (Aug. 29) ... had a career day with 10 receptions for 178 yards and a 75-yard touchdown vs. Maryland (Sept. 14) ... played his first season at UConn in 2012 after transferring from Boston College and was the Huskies' second-leading receiver with 32 receptions ... came on strong at the end of the season, making 14 receptions in the final three games .. had his only TD reception of the season in win over Louisville (Nov. 24) ... sat out 2011 season due to NCAA transfer rules.(via BCeagles.com)

2014 Projections: It will be interesting to see what Phillips will be able to bring to the table. He has good size and mobility. Injuries plagued Phillips last year as he missed significant time during the spring, and during the fall due to a hamstring problem. However BC is dangerously thin at the WR position. Bobby Swigert is still coming back from multiple knee injuries, Harrison Jackson is most likely going to miss the season, and Josh Bordner is still learning the postion. Phillips may be the #1 option right out of the gates for the Eagles if he can stay healthy and he can learn Ryan Day's playbook. If he can stay on the field I would project Phillips to have around 40-45 catches and a handful of touchdowns this year.

How'd He Get Here: Shakim originally committed to Boston College as a 4* wide receiver out of Patterson, New Jersey. In 2010 he was the 144th overall recruit in the country, the 21st ranked wide receiver. He chose the Eagles over a ton of schools including Wisconsin, Georgia, West Virginia, Virginia, Ohio State, UNC, Arizona, amongst many others. He was originally recruited by Bill McGovern. He left BC after his freshman year, and went to UConn where he has amassed 61 catches for 814 yards and four touchdowns over three seasons. He graduated from UConn in the summer and has enrolled at Boston College for his second tour at the school.

Twitter Feed: @Shak_Phillips8

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Uniform History: There have been quite a few memorable Eagles who have worn #11 during their time at the Heights. The first Eagle to don the double 1's would be Johny Mahoney a back from Exeter, New Hampshire who played for BC in 1925. Walter Boudreau, who quarterbacked for BC during the 40's when they played in the Sugar and Orange Bowl wore it. He also led the hockey team in scoring during those years.  Mike Goldbolt a talented wide receiver during the 1970's wore it as well. Jeff Beckley a punter for the Eagles wore it from 1991-93. Clarence Megwa, a wide receiver during the Matt Ryan era wore the number as well, and finally Chase Rettig who quarterbacked for BC for the past three plus seasons wore it after changing from the number 7.

Linkage:

Shakim Phillips of DePaul Commits To Boston College (NJ.com)
Ex Boston College WR Shakim Phillips Transfers To UConn (SBNation)
UConn Wide Receiver Shakim Phillips Transfers Back To Boston College (BC Interruption)