Boston College Football Countdown: 9 Days to Go

Single-digits, people. We’re almost there.

Who Wears 9 Now

Dominique Williams, DB, junior

Williams has been around here for three years already, redshirting in 2010 and making his debut in 2011. Since then, Williams has appeared in 20 games for Boston College, totaling 25 tackles in mostly backup roles. He did start five games in the secondary as a freshman, and right now, he is on the two-deep at strong safety behind Spenser Rositano.

Notables Who Wore 9

Luke Urban, 1916-20. 1919 & 1920 team captain; BC head coach; BC Varsity Club Hall of Famer; jersey retired.
DeLeon Gause, CB, 2007-10. 137 career tackles.
Larry Anam, SS, 2003-06. Signed as a UFA with New England.
Derrick Crittenden, WR, 1996-99. One of the leading BC wideouts in his day.


Boston College recovered nine fumbles last season, most of them scooped up by Steele Divitto.

Random Fact

Gerald Levano punted nine times against Florida State in 2012, which was a season-high.

Random Fact II

Jim Bell (1985-88), Ed Petela (1949-50), and Leo Smith (1979-82) all had nine rushing touchdowns in their Boston College careers.

Century Mark

Darnell Campbell (1991-93) and Fred Willis (1968-70) both had nine career games with 100 or more rushing yards.


The longest run play in Boston College history came last season as Andre Williams went 99 yards to the house against Army.

Century Mark II

Three players have had single seasons where they rushed for 100 or more yards in nine games: Derrick Knight (2003), William Green (2001), and Chuckie Dukes (1992).

Monopoly At The Top

Kelvin Martin is in first and second place on the Boston College single-season touchdown reception list; his second-place figure was nine touchdown receptions in 1985.

Turnovers II

The most turnovers Boston College has forced in a single game was nine, and they did it twice: against VMI in 1965 and against Pittsburgh in 1980.

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