Wide receiver Dan Crimmins, the next Boston College Eagles football player on the featured list, could play an important role on the team in 2014.
Before we talk about Crimmins in the here and now, let’s take a moment to establish how he arrived at Boston College. This New Jerseyan was an All-State player for his high school as a senior; his 18 receiving touchdowns were the most for any New Jersey high school football player in 2011. Apropos of nothing, Dan Crimmins was also a multi-sport athlete.
Crimmins came to Boston College after rejecting other Division I offers such as UConn and Temple; he joined a program that has been raiding New Jersey for high school talent for long enough. Once arrived on the Heights, Crimmins got thrown into the fire immediately. As a true freshman in 2012, he played in all but one of the team’s 12 games, making his Eagles debut in the season opener against Miami. In addition to getting reps at wide receiver, Crimmins also played on special teams.
Last season, Crimmins found his way onto the two-deep as a starting wide receiver; he played in another 11 games, starting two. Is this going to be the plan in 2014 as well?
Dan Crimmins #18: Fast Facts
- Position: Wide receiver
- Hometown: Closter, Maryland
- High School: Northern Valley Regional High School at Demarest
- Measurements: 6-foot-5, 223 lb.
- Class year & age at 2014 opener: Junior, 20
- BC games played: 22
Dan Crimmins #18: 2013 Season
- Starting wide receiver
- Games played: 11; 2 starts
- Cumulative statistics: 10 receptions, 61 yards, no TD
- Appeared on Spring 2014 roster
Crimmins returns to the Eagles in 2014 as one of the more experienced wide receivers Boston College has. He is going to play, and more likely than not, he is going to start. The precise number of games is up for debate, but save for injury, expect Dan Crimmins to touch the field in every contest in which the Eagles play in 2014, starting most or all.
It goes without saying that Boston College is going to rely on him for a lot with the wide receiving corps missing as many experienced players as it does. At his height, Crimmins will be a towering option for Tyler Murphy.