Before those Boston College Eagles kicks go through the uprights in 2014, long snapper Len Skubal does his work.Lately, our alphabetical-order player previews have been on a real Florida kick, and Skubal is the next in a growing list of players from the Sunshine State. Our sophomore long snapper came to Boston College in 2012, but before that, he also primarily played at the linebacker position for St. Thomas Aquinas, one of the premier high school football programs in the nation.
In 2012, Len Skubal did not miss much, given the dire state of the team at the time, but he suited up in 2013 once Steve Addazio took over. During his redshirt freshman season, Skubal stepped in as the team’s starting long snapper, replacing the senior departed Sean Flaherty.
He appeared in all thirteen games for Boston College last year, even filling out the tackle column. What does the 2014 season have in store for him?
Len Skubal #53: Fast Facts
- Position: Long snapper
- Hometown: Deerfield Beach, Florida
- High School: St. Thomas Aquinas High School, Fort Lauderdale, FL
- Measurements: 5-foot-10, 205 lb.
- Class year at 2014 opener: Redshirt sophomore
- BC games played: 13
Len Skubal #53: 2013 Season
- Starting long snapper
- Games played: 13 (“started” all)
- Cumulative statistics: 3 tackles
- Appeared on Spring 2014 roster
There is no reason to assume that there will be any chance at this position for the Eagles this season. Len Skubal is the starter, in the sense that long snappers actually “start” games, and probably will remain as such throughout the remainder of his time with Boston College.
Elsewhere on special teams, since Skubal does have a background as a linebacker, he can continue to assist the team with kickoff coverages as well.
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