Boston College #NSD: A Review of the Wide Receivers and Tight Ends

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September 8, 2012; Boston, MA USA; Boston College Eagles wide receiver Spiffy Evans (7) catches the ball for a touchdown during the first half against the Maine Black Bears at Alumni Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

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Spiffy Evans

Spiffy has always seemed like he’s ready to erupt into his full potential but inconsistency in his sophomore year and injuries in his junior year have stunted his growth. Going into his senior year he needs to stay healthy and improve to ensure his effectiveness as a receiver and as a kick returner.

C.J. Parsons

Parsons looks to be the starting tight end in his senior year. In 2013, he had only 9 receptions for 116 yards, but with Jake Sinkovec and Mike Naples leaving, Parsons should get all of the opportunities.

Dan Crimmins

The sophomore had two starts for the Eagle in 2013, but with anyone outside of Alex Amidon, that didn’t equate into stats. In ten games played, Crimmins only had ten receptions for 61 yards. That needs to be improved.

Bobby Wolford

Although Wolford is listed as a linebacker on the roster sheet, the redshirt freshman played solely as a receiver in his first year on the field for Boston College. Wolford had 9 receptions for 105 yards and a touchdown.

Harrison Jackson

The sophomore wide receiver played in ten games but was only able to get 5 catches for 46 yards.

Brian Miller

The redshirt sophomore tight end appeared in six games getting six receptions for 72 yards. Miller can likely expect to have more playing time next year with the void at the tight end position.


This is a unit that is going to be missing a lot of its production from the 2013 squad when Alex Amidon caught nearly half the passes. Coach Addazio and Ryan Day will have to really get Spiffy Evans and the freshman threesome of Smith, Yiadom and McClary into the game with whoever the starting quarterback is going to be. Hopefully the pass distribution will be more balanced without an established star like Amidon. Opposing defenses will have to account for more receivers and more holes will open up. Then again, it could be rough. I predict the former.

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