Less than a month to go until college football returns, specifically college football played at Alumni Stadium. How does that make you feel? (Only BC fans are allowed to ponder that rhetorical question.)
Who Wears 30 Now
Mike Strizak, LB, redshirt freshman
Strizak, a 2012 entry class recruit, is officially entering his second year in the Eagles’ football program, though this will ostensibly be his first of playing. He comes from New Jersey and played for the elite high school prep program at Don Bosco before coming up I-95 to Boston.
In spite of being a redshirt freshman, Strizak is already starting the preseason on the two-deep as the backup at weak-side linebacker behind Steven Daniels.
Joey Launceford, K, sophomore
Another double-up number. The official BC biography lists Launceford as a kicker, but let’s be honest: we’ve seen him do more in spring games and other assorted practices. In the 2012 spring game, he even had a pick-six. For a walk-on, though, that’s still a long way from making the team. His hard work may yet be rewarded someday as he’s still just a sophomore.
Notables Who Wore 30
• LV Whitworth, RB, 2004-07. 2,576 all-time rushing yards.
• David Green, RB, 1993-94. Former New England Patriot.
• Donte Elliott, WR, 2009-12. Switched to #4.
• Charles Darling, FB, 1921-24. 1924 team captain.
Obligatory Flutie Reference
Doug Flutie won 30 games as the starting quarterback for Boston College, which is the all-time record.
And Mark Herzlich
Herzlich finished his Boston College playing career with 30(.5) career tackles for a loss.
As For Other BC Quarterbacks
Flutie’s successor, Shawn Halloran, threw 30 touchdown passes in his Eagles career.
Coulda Been A Contender
Montel Harris scored 30 touchdowns in his Boston College career, and if it wasn’t for injuries and his suspect dismissal from the team, he could have owned that and other all-time records.
No 30s Here
From the middle of the 2009 season until Week 1 of the 2012 season, Boston College had gone 27 FBS games in a row without scoring at least 30 points. Last year, they did it three times.
A Good Batting Average, But Not A Good 3rd Down Percentage
The Eagles converted on 30% of their third downs last season, which was second-to-last in FBS.
In 2012, Nate Freese made eleven field goals of 30 yards or more.
BTW, Welcome To The ACC
Boston College’s record for fewest rushing yards allowed in a game is minus-30 against Louisville in 1991.