Four Eagles sign free agent contracts, two more invited to rookie camp
Recent BC players prepare for NFL
Josh Bordner awarded the Scanlan Award
29 players represented 12 different New England teams
Murphy first ACC quarterback to rush for 1,000 since 2009
NEW ERA PINSTRIPE BOWL Football USATSI photos -- 12/27/14
Boston College vs. Florida State (USATSI)
NCAA Football: Boston College at Virginia Tech (USATSI)
NCAA Football: Clemson at Boston College (USATSI)
NCAA Football: Boston College at North Carolina State (USATSI)
ASPRILLA'S CAREER HIGHS
2014 (SENIOR): Started all 13 games at corner back ... named to the All-New England team by the area's writers ... third on the defense with 70 tackles and second with 56 solo stops ... led the Eagles with nine pass breakups ... tallied four tackles for a loss of 14 yards on the season ... member of the BC defense that ranked second in the nation, allowing just 94.5 rushing yards per game ... notched five tackles (three solo) and broke up one pass against Pittsburgh (Sept. 5) ... made five tackles (four solo) and one pass breakup against USC (Sept. 13) ... posted six tackles (five solo) and tied a career-high two pass breakups against Colorado State (Sept. 27) ... registered four solo tackles, had one tackle for a loss and broke up two passes at NC State (Oct. 11) ... tallied six solo tackles and broke up a pass against Clemson (Oct. 18) ... totaled 10 tackles (four solo), had a tackle for a loss and broke up a pass in the end zone at Virginia Tech (Nov. 1), earning ACC Defensive Back of the Week honors ... charted six tackles (five solo) against Louisville (Nov. 8) ... registered eight tackles (six solo) at Florida State (Nov. 22) ... recorded six solo tackles against Syracuse (Nov. 29) ... led the Eagles with nine tackles, including eight solo stops, in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl against Penn State (Dec. 26).
2013 (JUNIOR): Played in all 13 games ... registered 12 starts at left cornerback ... notched four tackles (three solo) and had a career-high two tackles for loss and an interception against Villanova (Aug. 31) ... had four tackles (three solo) and a tackle for loss at Southern California (Sept. 14) ... tallied seven tackles (five solo), had one tackle for loss and broke up two passes against Army (Oct. 5) ... registered five solo takedowns and assisted on two, notched one tackle for loss and broke up a pass at Clemson (Oct. 12) ... had five solo tackles and one tackle for loss at North Carolina (Oct. 26) ... charted seven solo tackles and an interception against Virginia Tech (Nov. 2) ... tallied a career-high 11 tackles (8 solo) and tied career-high two pass breakups at New Mexico State (Nov. 9) ... notched four tackles (three solo), broke up one pass and recorded first career blocked kick at Maryland (Nov. 23) ... totaled five tackles (four solo) at Syracuse (Nov. 30).
2012 (SOPHOMORE): Played in and started all 12 games at cornerback ... competed in 1,008 plays; one of only three BC players to play in 1,000 or more snaps on the year ... contested 90 or more plays in each of six games ... tied for second on the team with two interceptions ... recorded 42 tackles (27 solo) and five pass breakups on the season ... compiled a season-high seven tackles, an interception, and a pass breakup at Florida State (Oct. 13) ... made first-career interception and returned it 28 yards against Maine (Sept. 8) ... totaled six tackles in each of three games - at Northwestern (Sept. 15), Clemson (Sept. 29), and at Wake Forest (Nov. 3) ... also forced a fumble at Wake Forest ... tallied two tackles (one for loss) and two pass breakups versus Virginia Tech (Nov. 17) ... made four tackles and broke up a pass against Miami (Sept. 1).
2011 (FRESHMAN): Played in nine straight games; started the last four games of the season - Florida State (Nov. 3), at NC State (Nov. 12), at Notre Dame (Nov. 19) and at Miami (Nov. 25) ... listed as first or second on depth chart in each of nine games on the season ... competed in 436 plays on defensive and special teams units; played 70 or more snaps on three occasions with a season-high 93 at Notre Dame ... registered 30 tackles on the year ... broke up three passes ... posted a career-high 10 tackles - second most for BC - at Notre Dame ... registered four tackles and broke up on pass versus NC State ... first career sack came against Florida State and resulted in a loss of seven yards ... recorded one tackle for loss and batted down a pass at Maryland (Oct. 29) ... totaled eight stops and deflected a pass at Virginia Tech (Oct. 22).
HIGH SCHOOL: Selected to the 2010 Massachusetts High School Coaches Association Super 26 All-State Team as a senior defensive back at Everett High School ... also earned All-Scholastic honors from the Boston Globe and Boston Herald ... made 82 tackles and five interceptions as a senior ... also played wide receiver for the Crimson Tide, catching 40 passes for 1,066 yards and 14 touchdowns ... helped lead an undefeated Everett squad to the 2010 Greater Boston League title and the Division 1 Super Bowl crown; had 162 total yards in the Super Bowl win over St. John's Prep ... completed his career with 2,787 all-purpose yards ... played for head coach John DiBiaso ... played in the Shriners All-Star Classic in Gillette Stadium in June 2011 ... also played basketball for the Crimson Tide.
PERSONAL: Manuel Higinio Asprilla ... graduated with a communication degree from the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences ... recipient of The Reverend Maurice V. Dullea, S.J. '17 Scholarship Fund ... Manuel is the son of Norma Asprilla; has one brother and two sisters.