Earned a bachelor's degree in biology in May 2012 ... one of eight Boston College graduates on the roster, joining LB Nick Clancy, WR Donte Elliott, LS Sean Flaherty, P Gerald Levano, DT Bryan Murray, DT Kaleb Ramsey and TE Chris Pantale ... is pursuing a master's degree in management from the Carroll Graduate School of Management.
Cleary started all 12 games at left tackle this fall. He blocked for junior quarterback Chase Rettig, who became just the fourth quarterback in BC history to throw for more than 3,000 yards. Cleary, who started all 24 games on the offensive line over the last two years, blocked for tailback Rolandan Finch, who recorded back-to-back 100-yard rushing efforts - 138 yards against Virginia Tech (Nov. 17) and 144 at NC State (Nov. 24) - to close the season.
Played in all 12 games; started each contest at right tackle ... named preseason All-ACC fourth team by Phil Steele ... saw action in 785 plays on the year - second most on the team behind Luke Kuechly (997) ... the Eagles had six games with more than 100 yards rushing; including a 372-yard performance at Maryland (Oct. 29) ... blocked for Rolandan Finch against the Terrapins (Oct. 29); Finch's 243 rushing yards were the third greatest single-game total in program history and most in the ACC since 2009 ... BC did not give up a sack and scored a season-high four rushing touchdowns versus Maryland ... helped Montel Harris eclipse BC's rushing record with a 108-yard performance against Wake Forest (Oct. 1); Harris' career rushing total was 3,734 yards ... the Eagles threw for more than 200 yards in two games; 351 passing yards against Northwestern (Sept. 3) and 247 passing yards versus Duke (Sept. 17).
Played in 12 games ... blocked for All-ACC back Montel Harris, who led the conference in rushing and ranked 16th nationally ... came in after starter Rich Lapham was hurt and established himself as a starter at right tackle for the last five games of the season ... the line allowed Eagles' running backs to gain 100 or more yards in nine different games ... orientation leader for the Boston College First-Year Experience program.
Played in all 12 games ... BC ranked 39th in the country in fewest sacks allowed per game (1.54) ... blocked for RB Montel Harris who had the fourth-most carries in the country (308) and the 10th-most rushing yards (1,457) ... the line helped Harris record eight 100-yard games ... recipient of the Gridiron Club Football Scholarship.
Earned All-State honorable mention honors as a senior offensive tackle at St. Viator; also played defensive end for the Lions ... was a two-time All-East Suburban Catholic Conference selection ... gained ESCC Co-Offensive Lineman of the Year honors in 2007 ... captured 2007 Daily Herald Northwest Suburban All-Area accolades ... played for head coach Chris Kirkpatrick, serving as 2007 team captain.
Emmett Joseph Cleary, born April 27, 1990 in Tokyo, Japan ... enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences ... an exceptional student ... earned 2011 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Team honors ... has served as an orientation leader for the Boston College First-Year Experience program ... was an Illinois State Scholar and a National Merit Finalist; also selected to the 2007 All-State Academic Team ... Emmett is the oldest of Julie and William Cleary's five children; has three brothers and one sister.