Moved back to the offensive side of the ball for spring drills, then started all 13 games for the Eagles at right tackle…helped pave the way for Derrick Knight to become BC’s all-time rushing leader and for the Eagles to finish second in the Big East in total offense.
Had made a shift to the offensive line, but moved back to defensive tackle after injuries hit the line in the Virginia Tech game…finished the season with six tackles (four solos), including 2 TFLs, one sack and a quarterback hurry.
Played in all 11 games as a reserve on the defensive line and in the Music City Bowl win over Georgia…made 12 tackles and registered two tackles for loss and a sack…had three tackles vs. Temple (Oct. 6) and also had two tackles vs. Navy (Sept. 22), Virginia Tech (Oct. 13) and Rutgers (Nov. 17)…had one tackle vs. Georgia in Music City Bowl.
The starter at right tackle for the Eagles in 10 games, plus the Aloha Bowl vs. Arizona State..the sixth-leading tackler on the team with 49 tackles — five for a loss...had a career-high eight tackles vs. Syracuse (Oct. 14), including three for a loss..also had six tackles at West Virginia (Sept. 2), Temple (Nov. 4) and Notre Dame (Nov. 11).
Earned All-America honors from SuperPrep, Tom Lemming and Parade as a senior at Fitchburg High School…was ranked among SuperPrep’s top 10 players in New England…earned all-state honors in 1998…served as team captain as a senior…played for head coach Ray Cosenza.
Keith Leavitt, born September 26, 1980…enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences with a major in communications…Keith and his older brother Jonathan are the sons of Pamela and Stephen Leavitt.