Name: Truman Gutapfel
Position: Defensive Tackle
Weight: 280 lbs.
Hometown: Harrison, OH
High School: Harrison
2013 Stats: Appeared in 10 games from September 28 to December 31, making his collegiate debut against Florida State. Recorded 4 tackles (1 solo) and 0.5 TFLs. Finished the year listed as the backup left tackle following Abdesmad's season-ending injury due to FSU's Nick O'Leary's jackassery.
2014 Projections: Gutapfel got some reps at tackle as a true freshman after Abdesmad was lost for the season. Have to figure he'll get even more PT this season as a sophomore given the lack of depth at DT. Defensive coordinator Don Brown expects big things from Gutapfel this year, referring to him as "war daddy." I think that's a good thing.
How'd He Get Here: A two-star recruit out of Harrison HS in Ohio, Boston College was Gutapfel's only claimed offer. Recruited by Sean Devine.
Twitter Feed: You can follow Truman on Twitter @The_Trudaddy.
Tweetable: Pretty sure Truman is pumped about fall camp starting:
Today is the start of my second camp and I've never been more excited. It's time to smash some heads— Truman Gutapfel (@The_Trudaddy) August 3, 2014
What's Addazio Think Of Him: On losing five of seven starters on the defensive line: "Yeah. It's always a concern. You just rattled that off there and I had to count it off in my head. We feel very good that we have a lot of returning guys. We played everybody last year. The guys that are coming back - Brian Mihalik, [Truman] Gutapfel, Malachi Moore is now back in the swing. He was out last season. And then of course Mehdi Abdesmad who got hurt against Florida State and was arguably our best defensive linemen last year."
Uniform History: John Bosa, a dominant defensive player and pass-rusher from Keene, NH, was a four-year letterwinner for the Eagles. Bosa served as co-captain of the Eagles' 1986 team that finished with a 9-3 record under Jack Bicknell. He would go on to get drafted in the first round (16th overall) by the Miami Dolphins, though injuries prematurely ended his professional career after just three seasons and 31 games played.
Boston College Football 2014: Truman Gutapfel, DT (Soaring To Glory)
Highlights: Here are some highlights of Gutapfel at Harrison: