A look ahead, featuring each Boston College's opponents of the regular season
Football game notes - No. 8 Florida State at Boston College
Rolandan Finch carries eight times for 37 yards; catches 15-yard touchdown pass
Team holds open practice in Alumni Stadium
Jim Noel named this year's recipient of McGillis Memorial Scholarship
SHINSKIE'S CAREER HIGHS
2011 (JUNIOR): Appeared in two games ... saw action in the team's 45-17 home win over Massachusetts (Sept. 24) and at No. 8 Clemson (Oct. 8) ... completed one of two passes for three yards against the Tigers.
2010 (SOPHOMORE): Started the first three games of the season...threw 7-for-24 for 89 yards and a touchdown at NC State...went 11-for-25 for 130 yards against Virginia Tech...was 18-for-27 for 214 yards and two touchdowns against Kent State...went 10-for-20 for 185 yards and two touchdowns against Weber State.
2009 (FRESHMAN): Earned the starting spot early in the season and started the last 10 games...appeared in all 13 contests...set BC freshman passing records with 2,049 yards and 15 touchdowns...completed 149 of 288 passes (51.7) and was picked off 14 times...went 14-for-33 for 218 yards and threw a 61-yard touchdown pass against USC in the Emerald Bowl...completed 14-of-23 passes for 227 yards and a touchdown and completed a career-long 66-yard TD pass at Maryland...finished 18-of-28 for 262 yards and a touchdown against Central Michigan...passed for a career-high 279 yards in the loss at Notre Dame...completed 13-of-25 passes for 187 yards and two touchdowns against NC State...completed 13-of-22 passes for 211 yards and two touchdowns against Florida State...was 18-for-29 for 228 yards and threw a career-high three touchdowns against Wake Forest...made his collegiate debut vs. Northeastern, completing 7-of-10 pass attempts for 110 yards and one touchdown.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned Associated Press All-State first-team honors as a senior quarterback at Mount Carmel Area High School; also punted for the Red Tornadoes ... was a two-time All-Anthracite (league) selection ... twice captured District IV first-team accolades ... was a four-year starter; finished with a 41-6 record and a school-record 400 completions for 6,334 yards ... gained Associated Press Small School Player of the Year honors in 2002 after leading his team to a 15-0 record and the state AA title ... completed 160 passes for 2,524 yards and 26 touchdowns in his senior season ... completed 111 passes for 1,815 yards and 16 scores as a junior ... played in the Pennsylvania East-West All-Star Game and the District IV All-Star Game ... played for head coaches Dave Williams (1999) and Mike Brennan (2000-02) ... also played on the school's basketball and baseball teams ... was selected by the Minnesota Twins in the fourth round (118th pick; right-handed pitcher) of the 2003 MLB First-Year Player Draft; finished his baseball career (in 2009) in the Toronto Blue Jays organization (Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats).
PERSONAL: David Michael Shinskie, born May 4, 1984 ... enrolled as a human development major in the Lynch School of Education... David is the third of Joann and David Shinskie's four sons.