Name: Noah Penders
Weight: 208 lbs.
Hometown: Westfield, NJ
High School: Seton Hall Prep
2013 Stats (HS): Earned first-team All-Super Essex and first-team All-County honors as a senior linebacker for the Pirates in 2013 ... served as one of three team captains ... earned three varsity football letters ... played for head coach John Finnegan ... also ran on the school's track team. (via bceagles.com)
2014 Projections: It would appear that Penders will be a member of the scout team unless he really catches on. He is very tall for a linebacker, but there is a lot of depth at that position.
How'd He Get Here: A preferred walk on who came to the team this spring.
Uniform History:Boston College has some very successful players at #66. The first varsity player to don it was Owen Murphy a fullback in 1923. Various offensive linemen wore it in the 50's and 60s including Leo Kruger, George McHugh, Richard Collins, Nicholas Franco, and Mike Corrigan. Three year linebacker Dennis McLeary wore it in the early 70s. Fomer BC center and coach Jack Bicknell Jr wore it in the early 80's. First round draft pick and 12 year starter in the NFL Pete Kendall wore it, along with All American guard Paul Zukauskas. More recently Patrick Ross and Rich Lapham wore it.