Boston College Football Countdown: 6 Days to Go


Boston College football season begins in less than a week. Repeat, less than a week.

Who Wears 6 Now

CJ Jones, DB, junior

Jones has been on this team since 2010 but is perhaps most known for an unfortunate accident than play on the field. In 2011, on the opening kickoff of the Central Florida game, he was badly injured and missed the remainder of the season. Jones got a medical redshirt and replayed his sophomore year in 2012, but only was able to make it into seven games. Still, he had almost as many tackles in seven games as a sophomore as he did in all 12 games as a freshman.

The preseason depth chart has Jones as the backup to the other Jones (Bryce) at right corner, but the preseason depth chart has already been blown up so we’ll wait and see.

Notables Who Wore 6

RaMon Johnson, DB, 1998-2000. 2000 team captain.
Larry Lester, WR, 2002-05. Played offense and defense well; 69 tackles and over 1,200 receiving yards.
Brian Lowe, K, 1986-89. One of BC’s all-time leading kickers.
Jeff Smith, RB, 2006-09. Longtime BC kickoff return man.

Obligatory Doug Flutie Reference

The most touchdown passes ever thrown by a Boston College Eagle in a single game is six, done by Flutie in 1984.

Streaking

Montel Harris had six games in a row during the 2010 season in which he rushed for 100 or more yards. The record is seven.

The Opposite of The Flutie Record

Frank Harris is “first” in BC history with six interceptions thrown in a single game in 1970 against Penn State.

More Picks

The most interceptions the Eagles have ever gotten in a single game is six, done three times: Holy Cross in 1983, VMI in 1986, and Bowling Green in 2007.

More Records

Alex Amidon tied a Boston College record last season (with Brian Brennan, 1983) with six 100+ yard receiving games.

Random Fact

No Boston College player has ever returned more than six punts in a game.

Beginnings

In Boston College football’s first-ever season, 1893, they played six games, going 3-3.

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  • Kyle Egan

    Maybe after the 4th or 5th INT did the BC coach even consider taking out Frank Harris?