The offensive line is a critical part of what this Boston College Eagles football team does. Seth Betancourt, soon to be a senior, has been a part of that, but in 2014, he may be called upon for more.
This New Jersey native played his high school football in Pennsylvania, where he was repeatedly heralded for his strong play. Any time you can get named to an “All-Decade” team in a sport is probably a good sign.
That was then, however, and this is now. Time to size up Seth Betancourt’s game as he and his team prepare for the 2014 season, which will be his last on the Heights.
Seth Betancourt #67: Fast Facts
- Position: Offensive (left) tackle
- Hometown: Riverside, New Jersey
- High School: St. Joseph’s Prep, Philadelphia, PA
- Measurements: 6-foot-6, 300 lb.
- Class year & age at 2014 opener: Senior, 22
- BC games played: 21
Seth Betancourt #67: 2013 Season
- Backup left tackle behind Matt Patchan
- Games played: 9; no starts
- Cumulative stats: Did not accumulate statistics
- Appeared on Spring 2014 roster
Betancourt could find himself as a starter in 2014 on the offensive line. Both of last season’s starting tackles, Patchan and Ian White, are gone to NFL camps, which leaves the door open for this senior to grab one of the positions. Ian Silberman, the Florida Gators transfer who has already arrived in Chestnut Hill, is a candidate for one of those positions. For the record, Silberman played left guard at Florida, but is capable of playing either one. How Steve Addazio and his assistants decide to construct the depth chart is going to have a big impact on Betancourt in particular.
Boston College will have two senior guards returning next season, with other issues to consider: who is the best starting tackle to protect Tyler Murphy’s blindside, can Seth Betancourt finally make the jump to starter, and if so, where should he play, and so on.