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Emmett Cleary
Arlington Heights, IL

High School:
Saint Viator

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 313



Five Former Football Players Sign Free Agent Contracts

LB Clancy, OT Cleary, DB Noel, TE Pantale and OT Wetzel sign with teams


Cleary Named 2012 Scanlan Award Recipient

Amidon captures William J. Flynn Award as Team MVP


Five Football Players Garner Coaches All-ACC Accolades

Same group honored by media gain recognition from the league's coaches


Five Football Players Earn All-ACC Honors

Amidon and Clancy earn all-Conference first-team recognition


Q&A with Kasim Edebali

Junior defensive end discusses the upcoming season and much more.

2012 (SENIOR): Started all 12 games at left tackle ... made the switch to the blindside in his final campaign ... saw action in 888 plays for an average of 74 plays per game ... pass blocked for an offense that averaged 259.3 passing yards per game - the most since the 2007 team averaged 329.7 yards per game through the air ... helped in allowing Chase Rettig to throw for 300 or more yards in a game three times ... paved the way for the Eagles to rack up 542 yards of total offense (441 passing, 101 rushing) with no sacks allowed against Miami (Sept. 1) ... run blocked for Andre Williams' 191-yard, two-touchdown rushing performance against Army (Oct. 6).

2011 (JUNIOR): Played in all 12 games; started each contest at right tackle ... named preseason All-ACC fourth team by Phil Steele ... saw action in 785 plays on the year - second most on the team behind Luke Kuechly (997) ... the Eagles had six games with more than 100 yards rushing; including a 372-yard performance at Maryland (Oct. 29) ... blocked for Rolandan Finch against the Terrapins (Oct. 29); Finch's 243 rushing yards were the third greatest single-game total in program history and most in the ACC since 2009 ... BC did not give up a sack and scored a season-high four rushing touchdowns versus Maryland ... helped Montel Harris eclipse BC's rushing record with a 108-yard performance against Wake Forest (Oct. 1); Harris' career rushing total was 3,734 yards ... the Eagles threw for more than 200 yards in two games; 351 passing yards against Northwestern (Sept. 3) and 247 passing yards versus Duke (Sept. 17).

2010 (SOPHOMORE): Played in 12 games ... blocked for All-ACC back Montel Harris, who led the conference in rushing and ranked 16th nationally ... came in after starter Rich Lapham was hurt and established himself as a starter at right tackle for the last five games of the season ... the line allowed Eagles' running backs to gain 100 or more yards in nine different games ... orientation leader for the Boston College First-Year Experience program.

2009 (FRESHMAN): Played in all 12 games ... BC ranked 39th in the country in fewest sacks allowed per game (1.54) ... blocked for RB Montel Harris who had the fourth-most carries in the country (308) and the 10th-most rushing yards (1,457) ... the line helped Harris record eight 100-yard games ... recipient of the Gridiron Club Football Scholarship.

2008: Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: Earned All-State honorable mention honors as a senior offensive tackle at St. Viator; also played defensive end for the Lions ... was a two-time All-East Suburban Catholic Conference selection ... gained ESCC Co-Offensive Lineman of the Year honors in 2007 ... captured 2007 Daily Herald Northwest Suburban All-Area accolades ... played for head coach Chris Kirkpatrick, serving as 2007 team captain.

PERSONAL: Emmett Joseph Cleary, born April 27, 1990 in Tokyo, Japan ... earned a bachelor's degree in biology in May 2012 ... earned 2011 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Team honors ... served as an orientation leader for the Boston College First-Year Experience program ... was an Illinois State Scholar and a National Merit Finalist; also selected to the 2007 All-State Academic Team ... Emmett is the oldest of Julie and William Cleary's five children; has three brothers and one sister.


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