Eagles Football: 2014 Boston College Special Teams Preview

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Aug 31, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston College Eagles long snapper

Michael Fischer

(56) kicker

Joey Launceford

(30) and kicker

Jake Wilhelm

(48) during pre game warmups prior to a game against the Villanova Wildcats at Alumni Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

2014 Boston College Special Teams Preview: All The Rest

Our Preview: Joey Launceford, K
Our Preview: Jake Wilhelm, K
Our Preview: Mike Fischer, LS
Our Preview: Len Skubal, LS
Signing Day Preview: Will Mahar, K

There are roles on special teams for all of these players and more; there are a number of guys who end up on the field for kickoff coverage, punt coverage, and so forth. It is one of those things that few people notice during the game — it’s the kick and punt returners who either get the glory or end up as scapegoats.

For the record, the “starting” punt return specialist in 2013 was the departed Spiffy Evans, and kickoff returns went to Dave Dudeck. Dudeck backed up Evans at PR, and Myles Willis backed up Dudeck at KR. We may see some freshmen running backs or wide receivers making the depth chart at either one of those positions.

Len Skubal is the go-to long snapper right now; expect Mike Fischer to get placed on the depth chart as the backup.