Both the Eagles have beaten top-10 teams in 2014 - USC and Ohio State
The Eagles welcome the Rams to The Heights for the first time
The graduate center earned ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week honors on Sept. 15
The Eagles don't let up in practice as they host Maine on Saturday
Murphy records second-most rushing yards from a quarterback in ACC history
NOTES: Three-year starting center who has recorded 27 career starts at the position ... earned Rimington Award Watch List recognition ... captured 2013 spring MVP honors from ESPN.com.
2013 (JUNIOR): Started all 13 games at center ... earned All-Atlantic Coast Conference third-team honors from the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association ... key component of an offensive line that helped produce a rushing attack that averaged 212.5 yards per game, a mark good for second in the Atlantic Coast Conference and 20th among all teams in college football in 2013 ... centered an offensive line that yielded a Heisman Memorial Trophy finalist and the Atlantic Coast Conference's first Doak Walker Award recipient in running back Andre Williams, who became the 16th player in FBS history to rush for 2,000 yards in the regular season ... the Eagles rushed for 100+ yards in 11 games, 200+ yards in six games, 300+ yards in three games and 400+ yards in one game (420 vs. NC State on Nov. 16) ... blocked for Andre Williams against NC State (Nov. 16); Williams' 339 rushing yards marked the most in ACC history ... the team averaged 5.5 yards per rush and a 142.83 passing efficiency.
2012 (SOPHOMORE): Started all 12 games at center ... the Eagles recorded 100+ yard rushing games against Maine (Sept. 8), Army (Oct. 6), Virginia Tech (Nov. 17), and NC State (Nov. 24) ... the team averaged 3.23 yards per carry ... provided pass protection for the sixth largest passing yardage output in team history in the season-opener against Miami (441, Sept. 1).
2011 (FRESHMAN): Played in nine games; started versus Northwestern (Sept. 3), Duke (Sept. 17) and Massachusetts (Sept. 24) ... listed at top of depth chart for first five games ... missed contests with Wake Forest (Oct. 1), Virginia Tech (Oct. 22) and Maryland (Oct. 29) ... the Eagles rushed for more than 100 yards in four games - Northwestern, Massachusetts, at Clemson (Oct. 8) and at Miami (Nov. 25) ... provided protection in BC's four most productive passing games - Northwestern (351 yards), Duke (247 yards), Massachusetts (196 yards) and Miami (196 yards).
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned All-State first-team honors from the Champaign News-Gazette in 2009 ... also captured All-Area and All-Catholic (Blue Division) honors as a senior center at Brother Rice ... was a three-year varsity starter on the offensive line ... served as team captain as a senior ... played for head coach Steve Nye.
PERSONAL: Andrew A. Gallik ... enrolled as a sociology major in the College of Arts & Sciences ... is the recipient of The Mr. and Mrs. John Wisniewski '50 Scholarship Fund ... Andy and his older brother, Matthew, are the sons of Lisa and Matthew Gallik.