Eagles Football: 2014 Boston College Tight Ends Preview

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2014 Boston College Tight Ends Preview: Austin Chapman, likely backup

Signing Day Preview: Austin Chapman, TE

Chapman was one of three Eagles freshmen to play at Westminster in Atlanta. He provides a big body at tight end even at his age, coming in at 6-foot-3 and 235 pounds.

He was an athletic high schooler who played on a number of different teams, but when it came to football, he was just as versatile. In addition to playing tight end, Chapman was also a defensive end and a tackle.

A stint on the defensive or offensive line seems quite unlikely during his stay at Boston College, but Chapman could have some value to the team down the road. As for now, expect a redshirt or limited playing time.

2014 Boston College Tight Ends Preview: Tommy Sweeney, likely backup

Our Preview: Tom Sweeney, TE

Sweeney is another big freshman coming into Boston College at 6-foot-5 and 239 pounds, and he established a track record in high school for good pass-catching.

He was noted on a conference and county level for his play at the tight end position, and part of that has to do with the fact that he came from Don Bosco, an excellent high school athletics program.

Sweeney does have the ability to contribute this season, and if things do not pan out for some of the other tight ends listed, his time might come sooner than expected.

2014 Boston College Tight Ends Preview: Cam Croteau, likely backup

Our Preview: Cameron Croteau, TE

Croteau walked onto the Eagles this season from California and does not figure to see much of the field, if any, during the course of this season.

The team is thin at the position, however, and sometimes you never know. In the meantime, Croteau will be a “valuable scout team member” as they so often say in the Boston College player bios.