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Boston College Football 2014: Christian Lezzer, LB

Player Previews: Christian Lezzer, 2014 BC Football

Freshman linebacker Christian Lezzer is an interesting addition to the 2014 Boston College Eagles, and he could become a key player over the years.

Lezzer made the trip to Boston College from central Pennsylvania, almost as close to the center of the state as you can get without being at Penn State. (By the way, Christian Lezzer did, in fact, attend a junior day there.)

Before that trip, however, Lezzer had a distinguished career as a linebacker — amongst other things — for Clearfield High School. A full listing of his senior year statistics are available below, but let’s just say for the record that Lezzer had a hand in most everything his team did, offensively and defensively.

Boston College was not the only school who wanted Lezzer’s services, and with good reason. His other prominent offers included Arizona, Rutgers, and Kent State. Steve Addazio’s former school, Temple, also sought after him.

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It may prove to be a good thing that Steve Addazio’s current school pursued Lezzer as well. Will the coaches put Christian Lezzer to use in 2014, or is it later that we can expect to see him on the field?

Christian Lezzer #55: Fast Facts

  • Position: Linebacker
  • Hometown: Clearfield, Pennsyvlania
  • High School: Clearfield High School
  • Measurements: 6-foot-1, 218 lb.
  • Class year at 2014 opener: Freshman
  • BC games played: 0

Christian Lezzer #55: 2013 Season (HS)

  • Played quarterback, linebacker
  • Games played: 14 (estimate)
  • Cumulative statistics: 30-for-76, 646 yards, 6 TD, 7 INT; 259 rush, 1957 yards, 33 TD; 4 rec., 75 yards; 56 tackles, 2.5 sacks, 3 INT
  • Did not on Spring 2014 roster

That’s right: above we have passing, rushing, receiving, and defensive stats for Lezzer. Football is a team game, and by doing almost literally everything, you can’t be much more of a team player than he was in high school.

It’s not difficult to envision scenarios in which Christian Lezzer does not redshirt and ends up playing as a backup linebacker in 2014, but right now, it seems just as likely that he might. Also, given the fact that he apparently had quite the knack for running the football while playing quarterback, the future use of Lezzer as a Jake Sinkovec-type fullback is an intriguing possibility.

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  • Erich Roberts

    I like Christian Lezzer a lot. He is a good person and great athlete. As I studied his film last year I thought he would play and be a good “Rover”(big or physical defensive back usually played in the 3-3-5) but as I watched him play middle linebacker for Team USA; he was still athletic but he looked “Big.” So, I quickly talked to him and said so much for that hybrid/safety position huh? you look big out there and he stated that he was up to 230. So, he will be another really athletic linebacker like Strachan(Not as athletic as Connor Strachan-who ran 4.4 forties as sophomore and junior) and the BC linebackers over the years. Lastly, Lezzer was a dual-threat quarterback for his high school team and he mostly ran the ball putting up huge numbers so he is definitely a very athletic kid bringing good speed to the receiving core.