Boston College tight end Dan Crimmins is no longer on the football team, a school spokeswoman confirmed.
A reason for Crimmins’ departure has not yet been given. It’s also undetermined whether Crimmins will be able to re-join the program. A message to the university has not been returned.
Crimmins would have been a senior for the Eagles. He was set to be the team’s leading returning receiver after catching 25 passes for 305 yards in 2014. He participated in spring practice, where he was moved from wide receiver to tight end.
A former 3-star recruit in the 2012 class, Crimmins had been a contributor in all three years he spent on campus.
It’s a big loss for an offense that could try to pass the ball more behind the arm of sophomore quarterback Darius Wade. Tight end has proven to be a valuable position in Steve Addazio offenses, and Crimmins likely would have been the starter at the position. Now, some combination of Michael Giacone, Louie Addazio and Cameron Croteau will be used at the position.
The Eagles’ top returning pass-catcher is now sophomore Sherman Alston, who pulled in 16 catches for 175 yards and two touchdowns as a freshman. Charlie Callinan, who had 13 catches for 149 yards and a touchdown in 2014, should be a reliable target for Wade, as well.