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BC Football Preseason Blog #13 Lighter day of practice without contact Friday morning in Alumni Stadium

For the first time this preseason, the Boston College football team practiced inside Alumni Stadium on Friday morning. The lighter practice featured no contact.

Head coach Jeff Hafley spoke to reporters following practice. He gave an update on senior wide receiver Kobay White, who has missed time this preseason due to a knee injury.

“Kobay hasn't practiced in a little bit of time now,” said Hafley. “He's missed a few practices with a knee. Nothing that we see being long term, but he has not practiced.”

White returns as the team’s leading receiver after totaling 29 receptions for 460 yards and five touchdowns in 2019. The Harrisburg, Pa., native has played in 38 career games with 96 career receptions, 1,409 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns. He is the active leader on the team in career receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns.

Hafley was also asked about the team’s social media presence and how it can help the student-athletes and program.

“I definitely want to encourage (the use of) social media,” Hafley said. “I want to get our players’ names out there, I want people to be able to follow us and be excited. That’s kind of what we talked about when we first got here. We want the excitement, we want the fans to feel involved, we want the students to feel involved. So, we're going to try to bring to them as much as we can.”

Hafley spoke about the progress the Boston College special teams unit has made this preseason.

“Today was an awesome day,” said Hafley. “Grant (Carlson) was crushing the ball. We were outside today, so it couldn't hit the ceiling, so I was all fired up. We saw his leg and how strong he was kicking the ball. Our field goal kickers have been really good. Yesterday, I think they were like 10-for-11, so I am excited. That’s going to be huge, you guys know that. That's just as important as offense and defense, maybe more. We got to punt the ball well, we got to cover well, we have to make our field goals. Coach Thurin has done an awesome job.”

Notes: The Reese’s Senior Bowl is the nation’s most prestigious college all-star game, as it annually serves as the first step of the NFL draft process. Yesterday, the Senior Bowl announced its Top 250 prospects, including BC’s Zion Johnson and Max Richardson. The Reese’s Senior Bowl has had 93 total players and 40 selected in the first three rounds each of the past two years, including 10 first-round picks in the 2019 NFL Draft. The 2021 Reese’s Senior Bowl is scheduled for Saturday, January 30, 2021 in Mobile, Alabama. The game will be televised live on NFL Network.