Boston College Eagles senior linebacker Sean Duggan is looking to bounce back in 2014, and all indications are that he will get the playing time in which to do it.
Prior to his arrival at Boston College, Duggan came from good high school stock: St. Xavier in Cincinnati, the school that produced a legendary Eagles linebacker in Luke Kuechly. Duggan was a multi-sport athlete at St. X who, relevant to his status as a football player now, earned a smattering of first and second-team honors on a regional and state level. Notably, Sean Duggan was not just a linebacker, but he also got in some time at kicker. While his numbers did not scream out perfection like that of his former teammate Nate Freese, 10-for-14 on field goal attempts is not bad for someone who ordinarily plays defense.
Duggan played as a true freshman on the Eagles in 2011, making it into ten games. For a freshman playing alongside Kuechly, who vacuumed up tackles like a black hole consumes matter, 39 tackles is a good performance. As a sophomore in 2012, he put up another 39 tackles after having played in 12 games.
In 2013, however, Sean Duggan played in 11 games, but only managed one tackle for the whole year. That’s a steep drop after a consistent first two seasons at Boston College. The question now is what Duggan will do with his fourth and final year.
Sean Duggan #34: Fast Facts
- Position: Linebacker
- Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
- High School: St. Xavier High School
- Measurements: 6-foot-4, 244 lb.
- Class year & age at 2014 opener: Senior, 21
- BC games played: 33
Sean Duggan #34: 2013 Season
- Backup middle linebacker behind Steele Divitto
- Games played: 11; no starts
- Cumulative statistics: 1 tackle; 13 kick return yards
- Appeared on Spring 2014 roster
Though position battles are to be won and lost in the summer ahead, Duggan is going to be a leading candidate for a starting linebacker position. He’s a senior, he’s got 33 games under his belt, and there are open roles to be filled. If he becomes a starter, expect Duggan to have statistically his best season at Boston College. This is his chance to shine and finally earn the starting job after three years of paying his dues, and he surely knows it. Save for injury, look to hear Duggan’s name called often in 2014.
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