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Unbreakable

Highly touted but beset by multiple injuries, BC linebacker Brian Toal is finally healthy and ready to carry the Eagles in his senior season

Myriad injuries may have prevented Eagles linebacker Brian Toal from fulfilling his early promise - he was the Big East Rookie of the Year in 2004 - but the senior is climbing his way back. Myriad injuries may have prevented Eagles linebacker Brian Toal from fulfilling his early promise - he was the Big East Rookie of the Year in 2004 - but the senior is climbing his way back. (Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff)
By Jim McCabe
Globe Staff / August 28, 2008

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This was before the freshman year at Boston College that would make him a player to be watched, even well before the blaze of high school glory beneath the dim Friday night lights, a string of honors from USA Today and Parade, and the weekly visits from college recruiters. "It was," said Mike Toal, "just an eighth grade football game." ... (Full article: 1709 words)

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