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Boston College Notes: The NC State Game

The Game

  • Boston College looks to begin the year 2-0 in the ACC for the first time since 2007 Saturday at No. 23/25 NC State. The Eagles are 4-1 overall and 1-0 in league play to start the 2018 campaign.
  • The game will be broadcast by ACC Network Regional Sports Networks around the conference television footprint (NESN locally). Wes Durham, James Bates and Rebecca Kaple have the call.
  • Coverage on the Boston College IMG Sports Network begins at noon with Jon Meterparel, Pete Cronan and Scott Mutryn. Fans can listen to the game locally on WEEI 850 AM, nationally on TuneIn and on Sirius channel 145, XM channel 202 and Sirius/XM internet channel 965.
  • The Eagles got back into the win column with a 45-35 win over Temple last Saturday at Alumni Stadium.
  • NC State (4-0, 1-0 ACC) remained undefeated on the year with a 35-21 win over Virginia to open ACC play. NC State quarterback Ryan Finley threw for 257 yards and three touchdowns in the victory over the Cavaliers.

The Series

  • Boston College and NC State meet for the 16th time in series history Saturday at Carter-Finley Stadium.
  • BC is 9-6 all-time against the Wolfpack, including a 3-3 mark in Raleigh. The Eagles are 2-0 under head coach Steve Addazio at NC State. Overall, Addazio is 3-2 during his tenure at BC against NC State.
  • The two teams began series play in 1936 (7-3 BC win).
  • Since BC joined the ACC, the Eagles are 8-5 against NC State.
  • Only four of the ACC meetings between the two schools have been decided by 10 points or less.
  • BC has two natives from North

Carolina on its 2018 roster. Sophomore linebacker John Lamot (Graham) and redshirt freshman linebacker Ryan Whittelsey (Cary) are all from the Tar Heel State. BC

William V. Campbell Director of Athletics Martin Jarmond is also a North Carolina native, hailing from Fayetteville.

1st and 10

  • Boston College looks to start the year 5-1 for the first time since 2008 with a win Saturday against NC State.
  • Head coach Steve Addazio is in his sixth season at the Heights (35-34) and has guided the Eagles to four bowl appearances in five seasons.
  • Boston College’s 216 points through five games are the most in program history in the first five games of a season, surpassing the 215 points scored in the five games of 1940.
  • BC opened the 2018 season with 40+ points in its first three games, the first time in 120 seasons of football at the Heights the Eagles scored 40+ in the first three games.
  • For the first time since 2008, Boston College returned to the Top 25 in both polls following the win at Wake Forest. The Eagles dropped out of the national rankings following the 30-13 setback at Purdue on Sept. 22.

Playing Against the Nation’s Best

  • Boston College is 30-105-1 all-time against ranked opponents. The Eagles have played NC State just one other time when the Wolfpack were in the Associated Press Top 25 – last season’s 17-14 loss to the 23rd-ranked Wolfpack in Chestnut Hill on Nov. 11, 2017.
  • The last time BC defeated a ranked opponent was Sept. 13, 2014 with a 37-31 win over No. 9 Southern California at Alumni Stadium.
  • The last time BC defeated a ranked opponent on the road was Nov. 15, 2008 with a 27-17 win at No. 20 Florida State.

Closer Look at AJ Dillon in the Starting Lineup

  • In 12 games since AJ Dillon has been the starter at running back on Oct. 14, 2017 at Louisville, Boston College is 9-3 overall and has averaged:

37.7 points per game

261.1 rushing yards per game

195.3 passing yards per game

456.3 total offense yards per game

1,908 rushing yards by Dillon

159.0 rushing yards per game by Dillon

18 rushing touchdowns by Dillon

10 100-yard rushing games by Dillon

  • BC is 23rd nationally with 456.3 yards of total offense per game since Dillon became the starter.
  • BC is 16th nationally with 37.7 points per game during the time span with Dillon as the starter.
  • Since Oct. 14, 2017, Dillon leads all players nationally with 159.0 rushing yards per game and 1,908 rushing yards.

Rushing Leaders (Oct. 14, 2017 – Sept. 29, 2018)

Player, School  Yards   Avg.     TD        YPG

  1. AJ Dillon, BC           1,908   6.0       18        159.0
  2. Jonathan Taylor, Wisc.         1,838   6.0       9          141.4
  3. Devin Singletary, FAU  1,693   5.5       33        130.2

Noting the Win over Temple

  • Boston College moved to 4-1 with a 45-35 victory over Temple Saturday afternoon at Alumni Stadium. The Eagles are 4-1 for the first time since 2009.  In the 120 years of BC football, the Eagles have started with four wins through their first five games on 33 occasions.
  • The Eagles finished with 275 yards rushing, the second-highest total of the season. BC rushed for a season-high 365 yards in the Holy Cross win on Sept. 8.
  • For the fourth time in five games in 2018, Boston College scored a touchdown on its opening possession as Anthony Brown threw a 7-yard touchdown to Tommy Sweeney for the game’s first score.
  • Sophomore running back AJ Dillon ran for over 100 yards in the first half for his 11th career 100-yard game (in 18 career games). Dillon is tied for eighth in BC career history with Mike Esposito with the 11 100-yard games. The Connecticut native finished with 161 yards and two touchdowns.
  • Dillon has 2,241 yards for his career. He has moved into 12th place in BC history with his 2,241 rushing yards.
  • Dillon has posted 150 or more rushing yards six times in 18 career games.
  • Dillon rushed for two touchdowns, which pushed his career total to 20 and into a tie for 13th all-time at BC with Chuck Darling (1922-24) and Al Weston (1926-28).
  • Dillon’s 21 total career touchdowns are 17th all-time as he passed Darling and Weston.
  • Sophomore Ben Glines registered career-highs in rushes (23) and rushing yards (120), filling in for Dillon in the second half. It marked the first time that two Boston College players rushed for at least 100 yards in the same game since Dillon (200) and Jon Hilliman (107) did so last season vs. Connecticut on Nov. 18, 2017.
  • Senior wide receiver Jeff Smith threw his sixth career touchdown pass on a reverse, finding quarterback Anthony Brown for the touchdown.
  • It was Brown’s second career touchdown reception – both coming from passes from Smith.
  • It marked the first time in Brown’s career he threw for a touchdown and caught a touchdown in the same game.
  • The last time a BC player threw for and caught a touchdown pass was Patrick Towles vs. Maryland in the Quick Lane Bowl on Dec. 26, 2016 in Detroit.
  • Towles threw for two TD passes and also hauled in a 20-yard pass from Smith in the 36-30 win for the Eagles.
  • Junior cornerback Hamp Cheevers recorded his third interception of the season.  He now has five for his career.
  • Senior cornerback Taj-Amir Torres logged his first interception of the year, giving him three for his career.
  • Senior defensive end Zach Allen recorded two sacks and moved to ninth all-time at BC, tying Eric Lindstrom (1984-88) and Nick Larkin (2004-07) with 15.5 in his career.
  • Allen added four TFLs to push his career total to 33, which is tied for sixth all-time at BC with Kevin Kavalec (2013-16) and Tim Morabito (1992-96).
  • Sweeney finished with two catches and tied Tim Sherwin (1977-80) for 33rd all-time at BC with 78 receptions, which ranks as the seventh-highest total by a tight end.
  • Sweeney’s seven-yard TD catch was the 10th of his career.
  • Senior Michael Walker totaled 77 yards on four kickoff returns to push his career total to 2,102, which ranks second all-time at BC as he passed Myles Willis (2013-16).

Select Company

  • Anthony Brown threw for a career-high 304 yards and five touchdowns on 16-for-25 passing in the 41-34 win at Wake Forest on Sept. 13. The New Jersey native is one of two Boston College quarterbacks in school history to have thrown five or more touchdowns in a game without an interception. Doug Flutie threw for 354 yards and 6 TDs without a pick in 1984 at home vs. North Carolina.
  • Brown became the first BC quarterback to throw for over 300 yards and five TDs in a game since Matt Ryan vs. Wake Forest (9/1/07). It was the first 300-yard passing performance by an Eagle since Chase Rettig vs. Wake Forest (11/3/12).

Unforgettable, That’s What You Are

  • The Walter Camp Football Foundation announced the Football Bowl Subdivision National Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, presented by Generation UCAN, for games ending September 15.
  • Senior defensive end Wyatt Ray was the sixth Boston College player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004, joining current teammate AJ Dillon, who was recognized on Oct. 15, 2017.
  • Ray set a school single-game record with four quarterback sacks as BC earned a 41-34 victory over ACC-rival Wake Forest. Ray also recorded a career-best eight tackles and had one quarterback hurry as the Eagles’ improved to 3-0, their best start to a season since 2007.
  • Ray is tied for eighth nationally with 5.5 sacks on the season.
  • Ray comes from a family full of recording artists. His grandfather was Nat King Cole and his aunt is Natalie Cole.

Watch Out for Walker

  • Michael Walker showed again at Purdue on Sept. 22 why he is one of the nation’s most dangerous kick and punt returners. Walker finished tied for second in BC history with 213 kickoff return yards against the Boilermakers.

BC Single-Game Kickoff Return Yard Leaders

Yards   Name (Year)     Opponent

214      Dave Bennett (1968)    Army

213      Michael Walker (2018)  Purdue

213      Jeff Smith (2006)          Clemson

  • Walker is 18th nationally and leads the ACC with 27.4 yards per kickoff return.
  • In punt returns, Walker was fourth nationally with 354 punt return yards in 2017. This season, he is 17th nationally with 13.1 yards per return.
  • For the second straight year, Walker leads the nation in combined kick and punt return yards (571 yards).
  • Against Central Michigan last year, Walker registered 128 punt return yards – including 124 in the first half – the fourth-best single-game total in BC history. It was the most punt return yards in a game since Ed Rideout finished with 131 punt return yards against Holy Cross in 1970. He finished the game with 135 all-purpose yards.

BC Single-Game Punt Return Yard Leaders

Yards   Name (Year)     Opponent

166      Kelvin Martin (1985)     Holy Cross

136      Kelvin Martin (1986)     SMU

131      Ed Rideout (1970)        Holy Cross

128      Michael Walker (2017)            Central Michigan

109      Spiffy Evans (2012)      Maryland

Offensive Explosion

  • Boston College has scored at least 40 points in an ACC game five times. Four of those five are in BC’s past six conference games.
  • The Eagles joined the ACC in 2005, and the other game of 40+ points was 2009 against NC State.
  • Over the last 12 games, BC has eclipsed the 500-yard mark in total offense six times.
  • Boston College rolled up 598 yards of total offense in the 55-21 victory against UMass on Sept. 1. The Eagles topped that mark with 610 yards of total offense in the 62-14 victory over Holy Cross on Sept. 8.
  • BC went over 500 yards of total offense for the 10th time under head coach Steve Addazio in the victory at Wake Forest. The Eagles finished the 41-34 win over the Deacs with 524 yards of total offense.

500+ Yards of Total Offense During Addazio Era

  1. 610 Holy Cross (9/8/18)
  2. 598  UMass (9/1/18)
  3. 581  at Syracuse (11/25/17)
  4. 555  at Louisville (10/14/17)
  5. 550 at New Mexico State (11/9/13)
  6. 524  at Wake Forest (9/13/18)
  7. 523  Army (10/5/13)
  8. 512  at Virginia (10/21/17)
  9. 511  UMass (8/30/14)
  10. 506            No. 9 Southern California (9/13/14)

No. 12 Nationally in Passing Efficiency 

  • Boston College leads the ACC and ranks 12th nationally in passing efficiency in 2018. Starting quarterback Anthony Brown along with backups EJ Perry and Matt McDonald have been sensational so far this season.
  • BC is tied for fifth nationally with 17 touchdown passes in 2018.
  • Brown is 61-of-108 passing for 861 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2018. He has completed 56.5% of his passes.
  • Perry is 15-of-18 passing for 179 yards and a pair of touchdowns. The Andover, Mass., native is completed 83.3 percent of his passes.
  • McDonald is 7-of-8 through the air for 118 yards and two touchdowns.

Chunk Plays

  • Boston College is tied for 18th nationally and leads the ACC with 31 plays of 20+ yards in 2018.
  • Last season, BC was 70th nationally with 57 plays of 20+ yards in 13 games. In 2016, the Eagles were 121st nationally with 42 plays of 20+ yards over the 13-game season.
  • On the ground, BC has three runs of 50+ yards in 2018, tied for the sixth-most in the country.

What Can Brown Do for You?

  • Anthony Brown finished with the best single-game passer rating (245.9) by a BC QB dating back to the 1996 season with his performance against UMass in the season-opener. He finished 15-of-21 passing for 279 yards and four touchdowns. The yards and TD passes were then career-highs for the New Jersey native.
  • Brown finished with the second-best single-game passer rating in the 41-34 win at Wake Forest. Brown became the first BC quarterback to throw for over 300 yards and five TDs in a game at Wake Forest (9/13/18) since Matt Ryan vs. Wake Forest (9/1/07). It was the first 300-yard passing performance by an Eagle since Chase Rettig vs. Wake Forest (11/3/12).
  • Brown was named the ACC Quarterback of the Week for his performance in the win at Wake. In addition, he was one of eight quarterbacks nationally recognized by the Davey O’Brien Award and The Manning Award for his play in the win at Wake.
  • In 2017, Brown was named ACC Rookie of the Week for the first time in his career following the UVA victory and also was one of eight quarterbacks nationally recognized by The Manning Award as its “Stars of the Week.”
  • He was the first Boston College player with three passing touchdowns and zero interceptions in a conference game since Quinton Porter in 2003 in the 41-10 victory at UVA.
  • It marked the third-best single-game passer rating by a BC quarterback since 1996 at the time. The performance now ranks fourth since 1996.
  • Brown was the second freshman in BC history to start a season opener under center in the Sept. 1, 2017 win at Northern Illinois. He is the only freshman quarterback in school history who started to win a season opener on the road.

Single-Game Passer Rating Leaders (since 1996)

Player  Passer Rating

  1. Anthony Brown (9/1/18) vs. UMass 245.9

            15-of-21, 279 yards, 4 TD, 0 INT

  1. Anthony Brown (9/13/18) at Wake Forest   232.1

            16-of-25, 304 yards, 5 TD, 0 INT

  1. Quinton Porter (10/11/03) vs. Temple           224.1

            18-of-24, 308 yards, 3 TD, 0 INT

  1. Anthony Brown (10/21/17) vs. Virginia       216.7

            19-of-24, 275 yards, 3 TD, 0 INT

  1. Tim Hasselbeck (9/9/00) vs. Army     216.2

            14-of-21, 256 yards, 3 TD, 0 INT

Notes to Remember

  • Boston College finished the 2017 regular season winning five of its last seven games as the Eagles closed out a 7-6 season and 4-4 mark in the ACC.
  • BC was one of 21 teams nationally – and just one of 13 teams from Power Five conferences – to win at least five of the final six games of the regular season.
  • Boston College was just one of two bowl teams nationally to play 10 teams who qualified for a bowl in 2017.
  • Only Clemson (6-0) and Boston College (5-1) won at least five of their last six in the regular season among ACC schools.
  • Head coach Steve Addazio has led the Eagles to four bowls in his first five years, the first head coach in BC history to do so.
  • The Eagles return ACC Rookie of the Year AJ Dillon, the nation’s second-leading rusher among freshmen and the country’s No. 7 overall rusher with 1,589 yards and 14 touchdowns.
  • Dillon was BC’s first ACC Rookie of the Year. He had 1,099 rushing yards over the last six regular season games, the most of any player in the country.
  • Dillon’s 1,589 rushing yards were the second-most by any ACC freshman in conference history.
  • Dillon tied for the most All-ACC votes with reigning Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson. Dillon had four games of 190+ yards of rushing in 2017.
  • Boston College had nine players earn All-ACC honors, tied for the most in school history. Seven of the nine All-ACC selections return in 2018.
  • Over the last six regular season games, BC averaged 36 points per game and outscored the opposition by 19 points per contest including wins over Florida State (35-3), at Louisville (45-42) and at Virginia (41-10).
  • Boston College was third nationally in pass efficiency defense in 2017.
  • Boston College was 12th nationally in interceptions (18) in 2017.
  • BC scored 35+ points in three consecutive games for the first time since 2002.
  • BC scored 40+ points in consecutive conference games once in school history in the BIG EAST and ACC (this season).
  • 500+ yards of total offense in consecutive games against Louisville and Virginia was also a first in ACC history for BC.
  • Boston College’s rushing offense was the most improved unit of any Power 5 school in yards per carry (96th to 25th).
  • Boston College was 12th nationally and was second in the ACC in sacks allowed in 2017.
  • Boston College was 18th nationally in total plays in 2017. In 2016, the Eagles ranked 94th nationally in total plays.
  • Lukas Denis was tied for second nationally with seven interceptions in 2017.

Preseason Award Watch List

  • The following list of Eagles were named to various preseason award watch lists and All-America teams:

Zach Allen

Phil Steele’s – Preseason All-America

Athlon – Preseason All-America

Bednarik Award – Watch List

Bronko Nagurski Trophy – Watch List

Wuerffel Trophy – Watch List

 

Lukas Denis

ACC – Preseason Team

The Athletic – Preseason All-America

Associated Press  – Preseason All-America

Sporting News – Preseason All-America

Sports Illustrated – Preseason All-America

CBSSports.com – Preseason All-America

Athlon – Preseason All-America

Street & Smith’s – Preseason All-America

Bednarik Award – Watch List

Bronko Nagurski Trophy – Watch List

Jim Thorpe Award – Watch List

 

AJ Dillon

ACC – Preseason Player of the Year

ACC – Preseason Team

Associated Press  – Preseason All-America

Phil Steele’s – Preseason All-America

The Athletic – Preseason All-America

Sports Illustrated – Preseason All-America

CBSSports.com – Preseason All-America

Athlon – Preseason All-America

Lindy’s Sports – Preseason All-America

Doak Walker Award – Watch List

Maxwell Award – Watch List

Walter Camp Football Foundation – 50 Players to Watch

 

Will Harris

Phil Steele’s – Preseason All-America

 

Chris Lindstrom

ACC – Preseason Team

Athlon – Preseason All-America

Outland Trophy – Watch List

Tommy Sweeney

ACC – Preseason Team

John Mackey Award – Watch List

 

Michael Walker

Athlon – Preseason All-America

Allstate AFCA Good Works Team – Nominee

Paul Hornung Award – Watch List

Roster Breakdown by State

  • The 105 players on the Boston College roster hail from 20 states and one Canadian province.

State    Number of Players

Alabama          1

Arizona 1

California          6

Connecticut      7

Florida  9

Georgia            5

Indiana 2

Maryland          3

Massachusetts 24

New Hampshire            4

New Jersey      13

New York         13

North Carolina  2

Ohio     3

Pennsylvania   3

Quebec (Canada)        1

Rhode Island   1

South Carolina 1

Texas   4

Virginia 1

Wisconsin         1

100-yard Games Piling Up

  • AJ Dillon has just 12 career starts, but he has 11 career 100-yard games already at Boston College in 18 games played.
  • He is already tied for eighth in BC history with 11 career 100-yard games.

Dillon Named ACC Preseason Player of the Year

  • AJ Dillon returns as the ACC Preseason Player of the Year after a record-setting freshman campaign in 2017.
  • Dillon’s 1,589 yards rushing last season were the second-most by any freshman in ACC history. The New London, Connecticut, native ranked second nationally among all freshmen in rushing in 2017 and seventh among all players. Dillon set the Boston College freshman rushing record while posting the fourth-highest single-season total in school history.
  • Dillon received 45 votes in this year’s ACC Preseason Player of the Year balloting to edge Clemson defensive tackle Christian Wilkins by three votes. NC State quarterback Ryan Finley placed third with 37 votes, and Florida State running back Cam Akers followed with 13.

Second in ACC History

  • AJ Dillon became the 12th freshman in ACC history to run for 1,000 yards in a season after his 196-yard performance against No. 23 NC State on Nov. 11, 2017. He finished 2017 second in ACC history with 1,589 rushing yards by a freshman.

ACC Freshman Rushing Yards Leaders

  1. Ryan Williams, Virginia Tech (2009) 1,655
  2. AJ Dillon, Boston College (2017)      1,589
  3. Darren Evans, Virginia Tech (2008) 1,265
  4. Giovani Bernard, North Carolina (2011)        1,253
  5. Amos Lawrence, North Carolina (1977)        1,211
  • Dillon was the first BC player to rush for over 1,000 yards since graduate quarterback Tyler Murphy accumulated 1,184 in 2014.

BC Single-Season Rushing Yards Leaders

  1. Andre Williams (2013)           2,177
  2. Mike Cloud (1998)    1,726
  3. Derrick Knight (2003)            1,721
  4. AJ Dillon (2017)      1,589
  5. William Green (2001)            1,559

BC Single-Game Rushing Leaders

  1. Andre Williams (339 vs. NC State)        11/16/13
  2. Andre Williams (295 at New Mexico State)        11/9/13
  3. AJ Dillon (272 at Louisville)   10/14/17
  4. Montel Harris (264 vs. NC State)           10/17/09

BC Single-Game Rushing Attempt Leaders

  1. Andre Williams (42 vs. NC State)      11/16/13

Andre Williams (42 at Syracuse)           11/27/10

  1. Montel Harris (41 vs. Maryland)         11/28/09

Fred Willis (41 vs. Pitt)  11/14/70

  1. AJ Dillon (39 at Louisville) 10/14/17

Rolandan Finch (39 vs. Maryland)        10/29/11

Jim Bell (39 vs. Tennessee)      10/31/87

BC vs. 2018 Opponents

  • Boston College is 174-166-6 all-time against its 2018 opponents. The Eagles own winning records against UMass, Holy Cross, Wake Forest, Temple and NC State.

UMass  22-5

Holy Cross        49-31-3

Wake Forest     14-10-2

Purdue 0-1

Temple 29-7-2

NC State          9-6

Louisville          4-6

Miami   5-24

Virginia Tech    8-18

Clemson           9-16-2

Florida State    5-11

Syracuse          20-31

Cap and Gown

  • Five members of the 2018 Boston College Football team have already earned their undergraduate degree from BC: Center Jon Baker (marketing), linebacker Kevin Bletzer (communication), offensive lineman Sam Schmal (marketing), linebacker Connor Strachan (finance) and tight end Tommy Sweeney (marketing).

Look Out for Lukas

  • Lukas Denis made a flawless transition from cornerback to free safety in 2017. The Everett native tied for second nationally with seven interceptions last year.
  • He is the only player in the country over the last decade to total at least 80 tackles, seven interceptions, 10 pass breakups and two forced fumbles in a single-season.
  • Denis ended the season earning Walter Camp Football Foundation Second-Team All-America honors and was an All-ACC selection for the first time in his career.
  • Denis also tied for 12th nationally with 17 passes defended in 2017.
  • Denis started the 2018 season with his ninth career interception – and first pick-six – with a 59-yard interception return for a touchdown against UMass.

The Nation’s Most Complete Defensive Lineman

  • Boston College defensive end Zach Allen has quietly become the most complete defensive lineman in the nation.
  • Allen, a Preseason All-America selection, was one of two defensive linemen nationally in 2017 that recorded 100 or more tackles.
  • An All-ACC honorable mention pick last year, Allen finished the season with 100 tackles, 15.5 tackles-for-loss and 6.0 sacks. The 15.5 TFLs ranked Allen in the top-10 in BC single-season history.
  • Allen recorded a career-high 14 tackles, leading all players, in the Oct. 7, 2017 game against No. 16 Virginia Tech. He notched a career-high three tackles for loss and one sack on the night. He was named the ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week for his efforts in the Virginia Tech game.
  • In the 45-35 win over Temple on Sept. 29, Allen was practically unblockable. The Connecticut native led BC with eight tackles, four tackles for loss and two sacks. He also broke up two passes and was credited with one quarterback hurry.

Pound the Rock

  • For the 13th time under Steve Addazio, Boston College rushed for 300 yards or more in the Sept. 8 win against Holy Cross. BC finished with a season-best 365 yards rushing vs. the Crusaders.
  • Under Addazio, BC is 13-0 when rushing for 300+ yards in a game.
  • The Eagles rank eighth nationally with 285.7 rushing yards per game in 2018.

300+ Rushing Yards During Addazio Era

  1. 452  No. 9 Southern California (9/13/14)
  2. 420  NC State (11/1613)
  3. 413  Maine (9/20/14)
  4. 365  Holy Cross (9/8/18)
  5. 364  at Louisville (10/14/17)
  6. 347  Howard (9/12/15)
  7. 338  UMass (8/30/14)
  8. 333  at Syracuse (11/25/17)
  9. 330  at UConn (11/18/17)
  10. 320            at New Mexico State (11/9/13)
  11. 320            Army (10/5/13)
  12. 310            at NC State (10/11/14)
  13. 300            Wagner (9/24/16)

Famous Bloodlines

  • Boston College has several players with famous bloodlines on the 2018 roster:

Javian Dayne   Son of Heisman Trophy winner Ron Dayne

AJ Dillon           Grandson of CFB Hall of Fame WR Thom Gatewood

Tate Haynes    Son of NFL Hall of Fame DB Mike Haynes

Tito Pasqualoni            Son of Lions DC Paul Pasqualoni

Wyatt Ray        Grandson of Nat King Cole

John Tessitore Son of ESPN announcer Joe Tessitore

Tyler Vrabel      Son of Titans head coach Mike Vrabel

Lindstrom Leads Stout BC O-Line

  • Boston College returns all five starters on the offensive line along with the return of center Jon Baker from injury in 2018.
  • Phil Steele’s Magazine ranked the BC offensive line as the sixth-best unit.
  • BC is second nationally with 139 career combined starts returning on the offensive line entering the 2018 season.
  • Chris Lindstrom headlines the returners up front for the Eagles. A preseason All-American by Athlon Magazine, Lindstrom returns as one of the ACC’s top offensive linemen in 2018.
  • Lindstrom graded out as BC’s best offensive lineman a year ago en route to All-ACC second-team honors. The Dudley, Mass., product has 40 career starts under his belt and was named the ACC’s Co-Offensive Lineman of the Week on Sept. 3.
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