He has finally reached No. 1 on the depth chart and that is special to Billy Flutie. He also knows this is his last hurrah as a football player at Boston College as the 6-foot-2 inch senior joined his teammates in reporting for training camp this afternoon.
"I can't wait for it (the season) to begin,'' said Flutie with a laugh this afternoon as he wrapped up the vacation part of his summer before heading to the BC campus in the 2-4 p.m. window the Eagles had for reporting for camp. "Hopefully, I can stay healthy and have a chance to contribute.''
Flutie, the nephew of BC icon Doug Flutie, has carved out a nice career at BC as a situation wide receiver, punter, holder and sometime QB.
Wide receiver is one of the areas of interest for the Eagles as they look for a "Go-to'' receiver to replace Rich Gunnell.
Right now Flutie and Jr. Colin Larmond Jr. are listed as first string on the depth chart, but there will be competition at the position from a pair of freshmen recruits, Shakim Phillips, who came out of DePaul Catholic H.S. in New Jersey and Bobby Swigert, who came out of Louisville High School in Ohio. '"I'm going to have to prove myself again, I know that,'' said Flutie.
Another factor in the competition could be senior Ifeanyi Momah, who may play two positions--wide receiver and as a situation defensive end, as the coaching staff debates on whether to switch the 6-foot-6 inch 228 pound Momah to defense on a full time basis.
Team reports this afternoon, with the first meetings scheduled for tonight, with practice officially beginning on Monday, with meetings in the morning and practice in the afternoon.
- Michael Vega
- Mark Blaudschun
- Nancy Marrapese-Burrell