Boston College Football 2014: Tim Joy, LB


Boston College Eagles junior linebacker Tim Joy has one of the most compact and easily memorable names on the team. By the end of the 2014 season, his face might also be more recognizable to the average fan.

Joy’s journey to Boston College started relatively locally in Chelmsford as he played for his hometown high school. He was a defensive player of the year as a senior, as named by, as well as an all-state player. While a member of the Chelmsford football team, Tim Joy played both linebacker and tight end.

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  • Joy was recruited to Boston College in time for the 2012 season as a linebacker; the others at his position in this class were Steven Daniels, arriving a year late, Mike Strizak, right next to Joy on the depth chart, and Bobby Wolford, no longer a linebacker.

    Joy’s recruiting class did not produce a great number of bodies in general, but sooner or later, his class will be the ones to take the lead. Now a junior, the time might be coming for Tim Joy to truly contribute to this unit.

    Tim Joy #33: Fast Facts

    • Position: Linebacker
    • Hometown: Chelmsford, Massachusetts
    • High School: Chelmsford High School
    • Measurements: 6-foot-2, 224 lb.
    • Class year & age at 2014 opener: Junior, 20
    • BC games played: 15

    Tim Joy #33: 2013 Season

    • Backup Will linebacker behind Steven Daniels
    • Games played: 6; no starts
    • Did not accumulate any official statistics
    • Appeared on Spring 2014 roster

    As a true freshman, Joy racked up 13 tackles, but did not have any in 2013. It goes without saying that even a modest improvement in playing time could generate Joy’s most productive season yet in maroon and gold. There will be opportunities for him to back up at other linebacker positions aside from Will, thanks to the departures of some seniors.

    Joy most likely will not be starting save for injury, but he will probably appear in more games this season, if even on special teams.

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