When Steve Addazio first arrived at Boston College, he proclaimed his love for the tight end position. Clearly, the running back position got a lot more publicity in his first season, but whether blocking or receiving, tight ends still have an important role on this Eagles football team. Jarrett Darmstatter, a senior tight end, could find himself at that position in key moments in the upcoming season.
Darmstatter came to Boston College from New Jersey, like many other of his teammates. In South Jersey down by the shore, he played tight end for Barnegat High School, where he was named to all-county and/or all-league teams more than once.
Jarrett Darmstatter will be entering his fifth season as a part of the Boston College football program. He came here all the way back in 2010 and redshirted, finally making his Eagles debut in 2011 against UMass. His playing time spiked as a redshirt sophomore, in which he appeared in eleven games.
Last season, as a junior under Steve Addazio, Darmstatter only played in three games, but started his last performance of the season at USC. Along the way, he suffered an apparent injury and that was that.
Assuming Darmstatter is healthy and ready to go in 2014, he could see an increase in his playing time.
Jarrett Darmstatter #82: Fast Facts
- Position: Tight end
- Hometown: Barnegat, New Jersey
- High School: Barnegat High School
- Measurements: 6-foot-2, 250 lb.
- Class year & age at 2014 opener: Senior, 22
- BC games played: 15
Jarrett Darmstatter #82: 2013 Season
- Starting tight end prior to end of his season
- Games played: 3; 1 start
- No statistics accumulated
- Appeared on Spring 2014 roster
Since he did appear on injury reports last season, it looks to us like Darmstatter would have gotten a lot more snaps than he did if not for that. Nevertheless, his is a case hard to judge. Mike Naples, who started at the old-school “Y” position last season, is out, but there are other tight end options like Mike Giacone and the coach’s son, Louie Addazio.
The guess right now is that a healthy Jarrett Darmstatter will appear in most or all games but will probably not be a prime receiving target for Tyler Murphy.