Believe it or not, we’re still not even one-third of the way through our 101 days of Boston College football, which will take us all the way up to the week-long preview of the Miami game. Today, we meet Paul Maglio, a sophomore running back from Wisconsin.
Maglio’s got a Boston College football legacy, if you recall his older brother, Mark. Mark Maglio was a member of the BC secondary until his graduation in 2008; his younger brother, however, plays offense.
We have not seen much of the younger Maglio in the maroon and gold; as a matter of fact, he’s yet to record a statistic in a game. Indeed, he redshirted his first year (“valuable scout team member”) and had no appearances in his RS-freshman season. BC fans did see Maglio in spring football, though: in the Jay McGillis game on March 31, he carried the ball 13 times for a net of 42 yards.
One would not expect that Maglio will see much, if any, time at running back this season. Seeing as how he’s not on the depth chart, his getting more playing time would mean that a bunch of guys in front of him in line went down, which would symbolize a problem in and of itself. Still, we’ve had situations at this school in recent years where running backs got shelved two at a time, so weirder things have happened. There may yet be a place for Maglio this year and in future seasons.