Hughes turning heads at BC
Hampton Hughes, son of former OU and Dallas Cowboys star defensive back, Randy Hughes, has experienced a strange two-a-days at Boston College but might wind up in the starting lineup. At a completely new position.
A preferred walk-on in his fourth season, Hughes began fall camp at wide receiver. He was moved to free safety due to depth issues. Hughes has adapted so quickly to the position he played at Dallas Jesuit High School he might be BC’s starting free safety in the Sept. 3 opener against Northwestern.
In Boston College’s final scrimmage, Hughes, a junior, recorded two tackles, two pass breakups and an interception.
Hughes recently was moved to defense after starting free safety Okechukwu Okoroha was dismissed from the team.
“It’s a great story,” BC athletic director Gene DeFilippo was quoted after watching part of the final scrimmage from the press box.
“Hampton Hughes is a football player,” said BC coach Frank Spazian. “We knew when he walked on. He’s not the most gifted athlete but he is good enough, fast enough. We’re lucky to have him.”
Randy Hughes played six years with the Dallas Cowboys. Hampton played both wide receiver and safety in high school. He went to BC four years ago because he felt comfortable in the Jesuit setting.
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