Boston College Football Countdown: 42 Days to Go


The Boston College Eagles football season is 42 days away, better known as six weeks. That’s nothing. I think we’re gonna make it.

Who Wears 42 Now

Alex Howell, P, sophomore

Howell is likely Boston College’s primary punter for the 2013 season. If that’s the way it shakes out, he will replace Gerald Levano, who held the duties for just one year.

He is a sophomore who, as a kicker-slash-punter, came to Boston College with high regard. For his recruiting class, he was considered the tenth-best at his position in the country.

Howell redshirted in 2011 and only registered four kickoffs in the season opener last year. Somehow, he also recorded a tackle. Plan on seeing much more of him in 2013.

Notables Who Wore 42

Justice Smith, RB, 1992-95. Now an athletic director.
Jon Misiewicz, LB, 2002-04. Became a starter by the 2004 season opener.
Isaac Johnson, CB, 2008-09. Bailed for Cincinnati.

Speaking of Punters

Gerald Levano’s average punt last season was 42 yards. That was good for third-best in the ACC.

From the Records Department

Andre Williams owns the program record for most rushing attempts in a game with 42 against Syracuse.

Some Tackles

42 is the number of tackles Manny Asprilla had last season, fourth-best amongst defensive backs.

Not That It Mattered

But Nate Freese made a 42-yard field goal against Virginia Tech.

Not That They Mattered

But Boston College had just 42 rushing yards against Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets had three……hundred ninety-six.

High Honors

In ’42, future College Football Hall of Famer Mike Holovak was named a consensus first-team All-American.

Speaking of ’42

In the final AP poll that year, the Eagles were ranked #8 in the nation.

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