The Eagles continue to prepare for the 2015 season
Selected players spoke to the media at BC's annual media day
Murphy completed his master's degree in December
Pair honored for performances last week
The defensive end earns his first career honor
KAVALEC'S CAREER HIGHS
2014 (SOPHOMORE):Started all 13 games ... earned a spot on the All-Atlantic Coast Conference All-Academic Team ... registered 40 tackles, including 31 solo tackles ... second on the team with 10.5 tackles for a loss of 45 yards ... recorded 3.5 sacks for a loss of 19 yards ... also notched three quarterback hurries ... member of the BC defense that ranked second in the nation, allowing just 94.5 rushing yards per game ... registered four tackles (three solo), including one for loss, against Pittsburgh (Sept. 5) ... had three tackles (two solo), including one for loss, in the victory against Southern California (Sept. 13) ... made four tackles (two solo) against Colorado State (Sept. 27) ... recorded four solo stops against Clemson (Oct. 18) ... recorded a career-high 10 tackles at Wake Forest (Oct. 25), including 4.5 tackles for a loss of 23 yards and two sacks for a loss of 14 yards ... earned ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week for performance against the Demon Deacons ... registered two tackles (one solo), including one for a loss of two yards, against Virginia Tech (Nov. 1) ... recorded three tackles (two solo), including one tackles for a loss of three yards, against Louisville (Nov. 8) ... made four unassisted take-downs at No. 1 Florida State (Nov. 22) ... recorded three tackles (two solo), including one for a loss of one yard in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl against Penn State (Dec. 27) ... earned the Athletics Director's Award for Academic Achievement ... named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.
2013 (FRESHMAN): Saw action in eight games ... made his collegiate debut against Florida State (Sept. 28); notched one solo takedown against the Seminoles ... finished the season with three tackles, including two solo tackles ... served as primary back-up to Kasim Edebali at defensive end ... earned the Athletics Director's Award for Academic Achievement.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned First Team AP All-Ohio accolades in as a junior and Second Team AP All-Ohio honors as a senior ... First Team All-Northeast District as a senior ... Cleveland Plain Dealer and Sun News all-star as a junior and senior ... Ohio North-South All-Star Game selection ... led St. Ignatius to the Ohio Division I state title as a junior ... named captain as a senior ... recorded 24 sacks and 64 tackles for a loss in his career ... played for head coach Chuck Kyle ... state qualifier in the discus throw as a senior.
PERSONAL: Kevin Kavalec ... enrolled as a marketing major in the Carroll School of Management ... recipient of the Anne and Gerald B. Healy Scholarship for Academic Excellence … Kevin, his older brother, Jim, and younger siblings, Brian and Maria, are the children of Cathy and Jim Kavalec.