Sep 1, 2012; Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, USA; Boston College Eagles outside linebacker Frank Taylor (50) and defensive lineman Matt Murphy (56) warm-up before the game against the Miami Hurricanes at Alumni Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Boston College Football 2014: Frank Taylor, OL

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Player Previews: Frank Taylor, 2014 BC Football

Sophomore offensive lineman Frank Taylor could be at center soon for the Boston College Eagles, but probably not just yet.

Taylor is a Pennsylvania native who played his high school ball for Archbishop Wood in the greater Philadelphia area. A standout offensive lineman for the Vikings, he was an all-Catholic first-team player three years running and ultimately got named to the “Big 33″ game as a senior; a number of Boston College’s Pennsylvania recruits have done similarly.

Frank Taylor was a three-star offensive lineman during his recruitment for 2012, ranked the #14 recruit in the Keystone State by Rivals at the time. A few of the major-conference offers he turned down included Illinois, Miami, Michigan State, West Virginia, and of course Rutgers.

Taylor sat out the 2012 season, not having to waste a year of eligibility on that disgraceful year, but he did make his debut in 2013 as the Addazio resurgence began. Amongst his appearances last season was the AdvoCare V100 Bowl against Arizona.

Is there any way Taylor moves up or over on the depth chart in 2014?

Frank Taylor #50: Fast Facts

  • Position: Offensive lineman
  • Hometown: Warrington, Pennsylvania
  • High School: Archbishop Wood Catholic High School, Warminster, PA
  • Measurements: 6-foot-3, 286 lb.
  • Class year at 2014 opener: Redshirt sophomore
  • BC games played: 2

Frank Taylor #50: 2013 Season

  • Backup center behind Andy Gallik
  • Games played: 2 (no starts)
  • Appeared on Spring 2014 roster
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Taylor is not going to move up the depth chart at center this year unless Gallik gets injured, which would be highly problematic (if only because the team’s starting senior center got hurt).

At Archbishop Wood, Taylor was a guard. If need be, he can slide over to some other position in the middle of the offensive line, but once more, this is a line stacked with upperclassmen. In all probability, Boston College will start four or even five seniors up front.

Though there is no upward mobility for Taylor in 2014 without a disaster taking place, expect to see him position himself to see a significant increase in playing time in 2015.

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