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6-4 / 241
Winner of BC's Scanlan Award (along with Matt Ryan), the highest honor bestowed upon a Boston College football player...voted one of four captains (along with Gosder Cherilus, Jo-Lonn Dunbar and Matt Ryan) for the 2007 season...known as one of the most outstanding community service leaders in BC football...excelled on the field and in the classroom.
Finished the season with 35 tackles (19 solos, 16 1ssists), along with 6 sacks (29 yards), 10 TFL (38 yards), 2 quarterback hurries, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and an interception... had two tackles-for-loss in the ACC Championship game against Virginia Tech, which included his sixth sack of the season...finished the game with two solo stops...in his last home game as an Eagle, put together a four total-tackle performance (three solo) earning the team it's 10th win of the regular season against Miami... passed the 100-career tackle mark in a season-high six total tackle performance (five solo) in thrilling comeback win at Clemson, giving the team a berth in its first ever ACC Championship...had two tackles (one solo) and contributed to a sack that resulted in a loss of three yards in game at Maryland...tied his season high with two tackles-for-loss, resulting in two yards lost in game against Florida State...finished the game with three total tackles (one solo)...in the defensive effort that kept Virginia Tech within striking distance for the fourth quarter comeback win, had a season high two sacks, resulting in a loss of seven yards...recorded five total tackles (two solo) on the night...was able to pressure quarterback Jimmy Clausen in a strong defensive effort at Notre Dame...combined for two total tackles (one solo) on the day... in stellar defensive return against Bowling Green after missing four weeks with an injury, picked off his first pass, returning it seven yards for a touchdown, marking his first career touchdown...also compiled three total tackles, two TFL for six yards and assisting on a sack...was also able to force a fumble...had his third career fumble recovery and his second sack of the season for five yards in win over NC State...made a total of 2.5 tackles before leaving the game due to injury...had five tackles, including two TFL for 13 yards and one sack for a loss of 8 yards, in the season opener vs. Wake Forest.
Started all 13 games at defensive end; has started 25 consecutive games...had 33 tackles, including 17 unassisted stops...made 6.0 tackles for loss, 3.0 sacks and broke up two passes...made three tackles including 0.5 sack in season opener at Central Michigan...recorded 13 tackles (eight solo), including 1.0 sack and 3.0 tackles for loss in win over Clemson...had one stop and one pass break up against BYU...registered one tackle and one pass break up at North Carolina State...made one tackle against Maine...had four tackles (two solo) including 2.0 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks in at Florida State...had one solo tackle at Wake Forest...made five tackles (four solo) against Duke...had one tackle against Maryland...at Miami, had one solo stop...had two assisted tackles in Meineke Car Care Bowl against Navy.
Played in and started all 12 games at defensive end...registered 38 tackles (25 solos), 8.5 tackles for loss (for 38 yards), six quarterback sacks, three pass breakups, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery... recorded a career-best seven tackles (five solos), 0.5 quarterback sack, one tackle for loss and one forced fumble in the regular-season finale at Maryland...made six tackles (five solos) at Clemson...made four stops, including a game-ending sack, against Wake Forest...registered one tackle for loss (for one yard) against Army...totaled three tackles (two solos), one tackle for loss (for one yard) and one fumble recovery (in the second quarter) against Florida State...registered two tackles, including one quarterback sack, against Ball State...made three tackles (two solos) against Virginia...registered three tackles (one solo) at Virginia Tech...recorded three tackles (two solos), including a nine-yard sack, and two pass breakups at North Carolina...had three tackles, including a shared quarterback sack, against North Carolina State... registered three tackles, including two quarterback sacks, against Boise State in the MPC Computers Bowl.
Finished with three tackles, including 1.5 quarterback sacks....battled his way back from injury and saw his first collegiate action in the season opener at Ball State; started at defensive end against the Cardinals and recorded one quarterback sack (for a three-yard loss) and one pass deflection...shared a quarterback sack (for a two-yard loss) at West Virginia...recorded one assisted stop at Temple.
Earned 2002 All-Midwest honors from Tom Lemming and SuperPrep...gained Associated Press Division I All-State first team honors as a senior defensive end at St. Xavier; also captured AP Southwest All-District accolades...was a two-time All-Greater Catholic League choice; selected as GCL Co-Defensive Lineman of the Year in 2002...was a two-time All-City selection...completed his career with 25.5 sacks totaling 138 yards; both totals are school records...was a three-year starter for head coach Steve Rasso...also played two years of basketball for the Bombers.
Nicholas D. Larkin, born May 28, 1984...enrolled as a psychology and human development major in the Lynch School of Education... earned 2004 Big East All-Academic Team accolades...Nick and his older brother Andy are the sons of Bev and Gene Larkin; Andy played basketball at the University of Rochester.