Meet Michael Fischer, a rising sophomore on the 2014 Boston College Eagles football team and a local product from Wellesley.
Fischer played his high school football not too far away from the Heights: St. Sebastian’s in Needham. His new and former teammate, Connor Strachan, also played for the Arrows.
Michael Fischer played on the offensive line at St. Sebastian’s, but got his playing time at long snapper as well. That is how he was classified by Boston College following his commitment as a recruited walk-on.
Legacy is a factor here as well, as Fischer has kept the family tradition alive by attending Boston College. Reports are that his father is a graduated Eagle, and in a few years, Michael Fischer will be as well. While that’s all well and good, however, this is a football feature and there’s the matter of how he will help the team in the coming season.
Michael Fischer #56: Fast Facts
- Position: Long snapper
- Hometown: Wellesley, Massachusetts
- High School: St. Sebastian’s School, Needham, MA
- Measurements: 6-foot-0, 230 lb.
- Class year & age at 2014 opener: Sophomore, 20
- BC games played: 0
Michael Fischer #56: 2013 Season
- Scout team member
- Appeared on Spring 2014 roster
Saying in the bio that a player is a “valuable member of the scout team” does at times seem a bit patronizing, but the thing here is that walk-ons who join the team from the start of their collegiate careers always have hope. Fischer, despite not getting a scholarship, was recruited here. We have all seen situations before, even in recent years, of guys working hard and getting scholarships. There is no way to tell if that will happen in this case, but typically that trek begins with playing time.
Last year’s backup long snapper was Mike Naples, and he’s gone. Could Fischer be next for the two-deep behind Len Skubal? Right now, there is at least the possibility of that.