101 Days of BC Football: CJ Parsons, #87


Yesterday, we featured a walk-on, and today, we feature a transfer. This is CJ Parsons, a redshirt sophomore* from the distant reaches of West Newton, came to Boston College as a refugee from the implosion of the Northeastern football program.

(* – BC lists him as a sophomore, but Parsons played his freshman year at Northeastern in 2009. While no explanation is given, it’s possible that he could have gotten the ol’ double-redshirt: redshirted in NU’s final season of existence, then redshirted under NCAA transfer rules.)

Prior to Northeastern and Boston College, Parsons played for Xaverian Brothers in Westwood, where he was listed as a quarterback earlier in his career and a tight end later. The latter of those two is his current listing on BC’s roster. At Northeastern, he was a defensive end; BC encountered his team in the first game of the 2009 season, which would be the Huskies’ last.

Instead of staying at NU and pursuing baseball, he jumped ship and moved west to Boston College. Parsons was compelled to sit out the 2010 season, but did not make any appearances in his first active season of 2011. He has not made the two-deep at any position so far, so I’m not sure we’ll see much of him this year.