Boston College Football Countdown: 36 Days to Go

36 days until Boston College Eagles football isn’t long. Keep telling yourself that and you’ll be alright.

Who Wears 36 Now

Bobby Wolford, LB, redshirt freshman

Wolford redshirted his first year at Boston College and could work his way into some game action this year. A Jacksonville native, Wolford had 122 tackles as a high school senior at Bishop Kenny.

Griff Rogan, WR, junior

Rogan is a walk-on entering his second season on the Boston College football team. He has not yet appeared in a game for the Eagles. Rogan is a Long Islander who played his high school ball at Chaminade.

Notables Who Wore 36

Silvio Conte, B, 1944-45. Late congressman and namesake of Conte Forum.
Brian Flores, LB, 2000-03. Current New England Patriots defensive assistant coach.
James McCluskey, FB, 2007-10. 2010 team captain; current Oakland Raider.


William Green and Troy Stradford co-own the program record for career touchdowns scored with 36.

Looking Spiffy

Spiffy Evans’ longest catch of the 2012 season was a 36-yarder. Of course, he had a kickoff return that was much, much longer.

Just As Good

Fullback Jake Sinkovec’s longest reception of the season was also 36 yards.


Nate Freese had three 36-yard attempts last season and he made all of them. They came in the Maryland, Notre Dame, and Virginia Tech games.

Could Have Used 3 Field Goals

Boston College’s only points of the 1940 Cotton Bowl against Clemson came on a 36-yard field goal. They lost, 6-3.

Speaking of Bowls Again

Matt Ryan threw 36 pass attempts as the Eagles beat Boise State on the smurf turf in the 2005 MPC Computers Bowl.

Speaking of Bowls Again II

In the miracle comeback of the 2006 Meineke Car Care Bowl, Jolonn Dunbar recovered the key Navy fumble at the Navy 36.

Tags: Boston College Eagles Football

comments powered by Disqus