Boston College Football Countdown: 10 Days to Go

With 10 days to go until Boston College football, if this isn’t the home stretch, I don’t know what is.

Who Wears 10 Now

NCAA Football: Massachusetts at Boston College

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Bobby Swigert, WR, senior

At one point, Swigert was one of the leading wide receivers on this team. He had a very good freshman year and a sophomore year that was just as effective, but last year, he suffered through injury and played in only seven games, seeing himself and everyone else passed by Alex Amidon as the go-to guy. Swigert has continued to deal with those injury issues in the offseason and begins this year off of the two-deep. If this prevents him from playing, then a medical redshirt may become the only remedy.

Notables Who Wore 10

John Cooper, K/P, 1978-81. BC Varsity Club Hall of Famer; had longest punt in BC history (77 yards).
Chris Crane, QB, 2005-08. Matt Ryan’s successor.
Mark Hartsell, QB, 1992-95. Played in the NFL and NFL Europe.
Mike Power, QB, 1986-89. Was favorably compared to Doug Flutie at first.


James McCaffrey had 10 tackes during the 2012 season.


The Boston College defense intercepted a total of 10 passes last year.


Alex Amidon led the team in single-game receptions with 10; he did it against Miami and Wake Forest, en route to the new single-season record.

Lane Stadium Goes Silent

Boston College came back from a 10-point deficit in the late minutes of the fourth quarter to beat Virginia Tech in their historic 2007 win.

Another Flutie Reference

In 2010, Doug Flutie received the NCAA’s Silver Anniversary Award.

Cancer Beaten

Mark Herzlich fought cancer in 2010, and also received two awards: the honorary Lott IMPACT Trophy and the College Football Rudy Award. The year before, he won the Disney Spirit Award.


Glen Capriola (1974-76) and Omari Walker (1994-97) each had 10 games in which they rushed for 100 yards or more.

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