Boston College Football Countdown: 24 Days to Go

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Who Wears 24 Now

NCAA Football: Northwestern at Boston College

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Kevin Pierre-Louis, LB, senior

Pierre-Louis, known affectionately as “KPL,” is seen by outsiders to be the best player on the Eagles defense this upcoming season. That would explain why he was named to the All-ACC preseason squad and why he was also named to the Nagurski Trophy watch list.

In 31 games so far, he has totaled 252 tackles and has consistently been one of the top performers since he got to this team several years ago. Last season, KPL got the first two sacks of his career, and thanks to the complete lack of a pass rush elsewhere, he led the team there. Boston College will be looking to our starting Sam linebacker for leadership on that side of the ball. If anything, he has consistently been overshadowed by other linebackers — first Luke Kuechly and then Nick Clancy — but this is his time to shine as the top guy if he’s ever going to do it.

Notables Who Wore 24

Darren Flutie, WR, 1984-87. Brother of Doug; CFL Hall of Famer.
Ken Bell, RB, 1983-85. Went on to play for Denver Broncos.
Ryan Glasper, SS, 2003-06. Screwed by Tom O’Brien; went on to play in CFL.
Ralph Parent, DB, 1999-2002. Started most of his 49 career games.
Fred Steinfort, K, 1972-75. Kicked for five different NFL teams.

Stoppages

Connor Wujciak was responsible for 24 tackles last season.

Extra Points

Nate Freese made all 24 of his PAT attempts last season.

Multiple Talents

Alex Amidon received a whole lot of yards last year, but he rushed as well. His season-long in 2012 was a 24-yard touchdown carry against Army.

Scoring

Andre Williams scored 24 points last season for the Eagles.

Oops

In 2012, the Eagles turned the ball over 24 times, which was tied for 77th in FBS. Not great, but could have been a lot worse: Idaho “led” the country with 39.

Sugar Sugar

Boston College won the 1941 Sugar Bowl thanks to a 24-yard touchdown run by quarterback Charlie O’Rourke in the fourth quarter — the Eagles won, 19-13, over Tennessee.

Champs

Boston College scored 24 points against Michigan State in their 2007 Champs Sports Bowl win.

Ground Entry

Mike Esposito, one of Boston College’s best running backs in history, scored 24 rushing touchdowns during his career.

Sack Attack

Mike Mamula finished his Eagles career with 24 sacks, which ranks second all-time on the team list behind Mathias Kiwanuka.

Stoppages II

Nick Clancy had 24 tackles last season in the Northwestern game, which was second to the three-way tie for first at 25.

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