Sep 15, 2012; Evanston, IL, USA; Northwestern Wildcats running back Mike Trumpy (32) runs against Boston College Eagles defensive lineman Connor Wujciak (90) and linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis (24) during the fourth quarter at Ryan Field. Northwestern won 22-13. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Boston College Football 2014: Connor Wujciak, DT

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Player Previews: Connor Wujciak, 2014 BC Football

Boston College Eagles tackle Connor Wujciak now finds himself one of the most experienced members of the defensive line.

Wujciak comes from a proud football family. College football fans of a certain age may recall his father, Alan Wujciak, on Notre Dame in their early 1970s prime. More recently, his older brother, Alex, played for the Maryland Terrapins. His commitment to Boston College in 2010 set him out on a different, maroon-and-gold path.

The plan was for Connor Wujciak to play in 2011 as a true freshman. He did, but injury took him out of the running very quickly: Wujciak injured his shoulder early on in the season and he never returned to game action. Boston College filed for and received a medical redshirt which gave him a total of four years of eligibility beyond the 2011 season.

Wujciak’s true class year is senior, though he has two years of eligibility remaining, including 2014.

His unit needs his experience more than ever.

Connor Wujciak #90: Fast Facts

  • Position: Right defensive tackle
  • Hometown: West Caldwell, New Jersey
  • High School: Seton Hall Preparatory School, West Orange, NJ
  • Measurements: 6-foot-3, 304 lb.
  • Class year at 2014 opener: Senior
  • BC games played: 24

Connor Wujciak #90: 2013 Season

  • Starting defensive tackle; also backed up at RT behind Jaryd Rudolph
  • Games played: 13 (9 starts)
  • Cumulative statistics: 24 tackles, 2 TFL, 1 fumble recovered
  • Appeared on Spring 2014 roster
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It seems a near certainty that Wujciak will move up to become a full-time starter on the Eagles’ defensive line this season.

When we say that Boston College is returning no starters on the defensive line from 2013, that is true to the extent that nobody who started the AdvoCare V100 Bowl on New Year’s Eve is still on the team. Connor Wujciak, however, does have over a dozen career starts to his name, including almost ten last season. While scanning other returning names in this unit, Wujciak appears to be the most experienced and reliable. A great deal of responsibility will fall to him.

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