Former UMass Lowell midfielder Clifford Kurker will be playing football for Boston College as a graduate transfer this fall. A native of Needham, Mass., Kurker played both lacrosse and football for Needham High School.
The 6-foot-1, 185-pound midfielder played primarily on the defensive end for the River Hawks. He finished his college career 16 caused turnovers, 41 ground balls, and one goal. Kurker scored his lone college goal this past season in UMass Lowell’s 14-11 loss against Hartford.
Kurker also played for Team Jamaica in the 2018 World Lacrosse Championships in Netanya, Israel last summer. He helped Jamaica finish 13th overall and 2nd in the Red division. Kurker tallied 11 points (9G/2A) while also scooping up 12 ground balls during the tournament.
While it has surely been a transition for sure, Kurker was a pretty darn good high school football player. He played wide receiver and was a return man for Needham High School. He even made Sports Center in high school for two insane punt returns as a junior and a senior.
Listed as a wide receiver, it’s unclear how much of an opportunity Kurker will have in terms of playing time, but being able to play four years of college lacrosse and then switch to DI FBS football, especially in the ACC, is impressive in itself.