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Stellar, Standard & Subpar: Defensive Back Connor Grieco

As a true freshman Connor Grieco was thrusted in to the starting safety role before his season was ended due to injury. A preview of what 2020 could hold for the redshirt freshman out of New Jersey.

The players have returned to campus and we inch closer to the start of the college football season. BC Bulletin will be previewing each player and projecting out their season. In these breakdowns, we discuss what a stellar, standard, and subpar season would look like for them. We are going in numerical order, today we preview defensive back Connor Grieco.

Grieco, from St. Joseph's in Montvale, New Jersey played high school ball for Boston College standout Augie Hoffman. Rated a three star by 247sports, he chose the Eagles over offers from California, Oregon, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, and Syracuse. In his first season on the Heights, Grieco saw meaningful time playing significant snaps in four games. In his first start against Syracuse, Grieco broke his arm, ending his freshman campaign prematurely. 

Now healthy and ready to roll, Grieco is a name to watch for. At 6'3 he is a big physical safety, with a good motor who looked like he was picking up the game quickly last year. Deon Jones and Mike Palmer look to be the starting safeties in 2020, but don't count out Grieco, he'll be looking to make a splash too. 


Jeff Hafley finds a role immediately for Grieco, who earns his way on to the field and plays throughout the season. It may not be a starter role, but the redshirt freshman gets involved in every game of the year, and continues to improve as a safety. Looks ready to battle for a starting position in 2021. 


Solid season for Grieco, who gets some snaps here and there. Maybe a spot start, but not a ton of game time. Continues to improve on the practice field, makes a nice play here and there for the defense. 



With the new coaching staff he struggles to find a role with the defense. Other players start to steal snaps, and Grieco has a much smaller role in 2020. 

What kind of season are you predicting for Connor Grieco? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!

Make sure to catch up and check out our other player profiles:

#33 RB Javian Dayne
#29 DB Steve Lubischer
#28 LB John Lamot
#27 DB Josh DeBerry
#26 RB David Bailey
#24 RB Patrick Garwo
#23 RB Travis Levy
#20 DB Elijah Jones
#18 DB Mike Palmer
#17 WR Bryce Sebastian
#16 TE/DE Joey Luchetti
#15 TE Danny Dalton
#14 LB Max Richardson
#14 QB Sam Johnson IV
#11 WR CJ Lewis
#10 Daelen Menard
#10 CB Brandon Sebastian

#9 WR Kobay White
#8 DB Jahmin Muse
#7 QB Matt Valecce
#7 CB Tate Haynes
#6 QB Dennis Grosel
#5 QB Phil Jurkovec
#4 WR Zay Flowers
#3 CB Jason Maitre.

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