Boston College Football Countdown: 47 Days to Go

Every twenty-four hours, we knock one more day off of this countdown, and now Boston College Eagles football is 47 days away. It’s 1,128 hours from noon today, for what it’s worth, but it sounds better in days.

Who Wears 47 Now

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Spenser Rositano, SS, junior

Rositano will enter his third season on the Boston College defense. He played in 2011 as a true freshman and has played in a total of 21 games so far as an Eagle. By the end of last season, he had supplanted then-senior Jim Noel as the starting strong safety.

He was second on the team amongst defensive backs with 56 tackles. Rositano led the Eagles with three interceptions on the season, and was one of three players to block a kick last season — that event came in the season finale against NC State.

Notables Who Wore 47

Kevin McMyler, P/K, 1999-2002. One of Boston College’s better punters.
Brad Newman, DL, 2007-10. Played in 52 games for the Eagles.
Roderick Rollins, CB, 2006-09. Switched to #20; played in 44 games.
Thomas Sullivan, HB, 1955-57. 1957 team captain.

He Did It! Flutie Did It!

After the miraculous Doug Flutie heave in 1984, the Eagles had 47 points in that high-scoring game against Miami.


In what was definitely a season-low, Boston College ran just 47 offensive plays last year in their game against Georgia Tech. (Jackets: 91)

Ouch, For The Other Team

In 1994, Boston College set a program record with 47 sacks in that season.

Obligatory Matty Ice Reference

Matt Ryan had 47 pass attempts in the 2007 Champs Sports Bowl win over Michigan State.

Consistent Haul

Mark Chmura had two seasons back-to-back, 1989 and 1990, in which he had 47 receptions. He would finish with 164, which is third all-time at Boston College.


Steve Aponavicius, the fan in the crowd turned walk-on turned scholarship kicker for the Eagles, made 47 field goals in his Eagles career. That was second in team history until Nate Freese surpassed him last year.

And As For ’47

That Boston College team, coached by Denny Myers, went 5-4.

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