Boston College Football 2014: Charlie Callinan, WR


Redshirt freshman wide receiver Charlie Callinan is the next 2014 Boston College Eagle to be featured in our football preview.

Callinan came to the Heights in 2013 as part of what was technically Steve Addazio’s first recruiting class, albeit one the coach took over towards the end of the process. Callinan was committed to join the team prior to the coaching change, signing on before the 2012 season, but he elected to stay with the new staff heading into 2013.

Charlie Callinan was a three-star wide receiver out of St. Peter’s Prep in northern New Jersey, sporting other offers from UConn and Rutgers. Upon arrival at Boston College, he promptly redshirted for the 2013 season but it appears he will be in the mix for 2014.

In the 2014 Jay McGillis Memorial Spring Game on April 5, Callinan was one of the stars of the show for the offense. He had seven catches for 98 yards during the exhibition, both of which led all receivers.

Charlie Callinan #32: Fast Facts

  • Position: Wide receiver
  • Hometown: Westfield, New Jersey
  • High School: St. Peter’s Prep, Jersey City, NJ
  • Measurements: 6-foot-4, 216 lb.
  • Class year at 2014 season opener: Freshman (RS)
  • BC games played: 0

Charlie Callinan #32: 2013 Season

  • Redshirted
  • Appeared on Spring 2014 roster

It’s no secret to anybody entering the 2014 season that the depth at wide receiver is questionable. It was questionable last year when Boston College had the all-time program leader in receiving yards there in Alex Amidon, and it’s even more suspect now without him. This is why a guy like Charlie Callinan emerging is so crucial to this team.

Assuming he can find his way onto the two deep, that opens up some options for the Eagles. He has size at 6-foot-4 and with it ostensibly good reach, but pass-catching skills, speed, and athleticism are clearly important at this position as well, and far be it for us to proclaim Callinan the next best thing based upon the spring game. If we did that, Mike Marscovetra would have been the starting quarterback in 2010. Nevertheless, if Callinan continues his development and catches the ball, he will fill a need for the Eagles and might become a regular player in short order.