There are two players on Boston College’s football team wearing #36, and wouldn’t you know it, both of them are walk-ons. (It’s really not that interesting, but we’ll forge ahead anyway.) Today’s is Connor Galligan, a sophomore linebacker from the north side of Route 128 in Wenham.
Galligan played his high school ball at St. John’s Prep in Danvers and then ended up at the Brooks School in North Andover, while also playing basketball. It was his play at Brooks that got Galligan noticed and onto the Boston College team as a non-scholarship player in 2010.
He redshirted that season but was available for his freshman season in 2011. Unfortunately, he accumulated no statistics. One would imagine that he did his fair share of playing during spring ball, because that’s usually what happens with the walk-ons, but didn’t make any plays of note that Boston College saw fit to report.
Will he in 2012? I tend to think no, unless he gets himself into games on special teams and makes things happen there. He’s not on the depth chart anywhere (which is unsurprising because of the walk-on thing, after all) so expectations here are most certainly going to have to be tempered. Linebacker is an area of particular depth for the Eagles, so a lot would probably have to happen before he saw notable playing time.