Name: Paul Gaughan
Weight: 300 lbs.
Hometown: Dunmore, PA
High School: Dunmore
2013 Stats: Saw action in two games -- at North Carolina (Oct. 26) and against Arizona (Dec. 31) in the bowl game. Missed five games from November 2-30 because of a knee injury.
2014 Projections: With the middle of the Eagles offensive line -- Harris Williams, Andy Gallik and Bobby Vardaro -- all returning for this season, it's hard to find a starting role for Gaughan this year. There's always the possibility of a position shuffle, but I'd imagine that Florida transfer Ian Silberman and Seth Betancourt will start at tackle. That leaves Gaughan out of the starting lineup, backing up Vardaro or Harris. He'll get his shot at starting though; realistically in his senior year following the loss of Betancourt, Vardaro, Gallik, Silberman, Harris Williams and Aaron Kramer. Gaughan will be a big part of Addazio/Frye reloading on the O-Line in 2015.
How'd He Get Here: A three-star offensive tackle out of high school, Boston College beat out nine other schools for Gaughan's services, including Indiana, Maryland, Northwestern, Stanford, Syracuse and Wisconsin. Ranked as the 20th best Pennsylvania recruit, and 72nd OT overall, in the 2011 class by 247Sports.
What'd Recruiting Sites Say: ESPN ($): Gaughan is a dominant run blocker at the second level; plays with excellent athleticism against linebackers displaying an aggressive finishing attitude. Has the size and athletic ability for the offensive tackle position at the major level of competition. Shows very good flexibility, balance and agility.
Twitter Feed: N/A
Uniform History: Only eight 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).
101 Days of BC Football: Paul Gaughan, #69 (Soaring To Glory)
Dunmore tackle Paul Gaughan headed to Boston College (thetimes-tribune.com)
Highlights: Here's highlights during Gaughan's junior year of high school: