Steve Addazio loves him some fullbacks on the Boston College Eagles. That’s why he made Bobby Wolford one.
It is no secret that Boston College’s head football coach values the fullback and tight end positions, as they are conceivably versatile players who can perform a number of different functions for an offense, notably catching, running, and especially blocking.
Bobby Wolford did not come to the Heights playing that position. He did do some work on offense for Bishop Kenny High School, but his primary function was playing linebacker. As a senior there in 2011, Wolford made 122 tackles and caught one pass unintended for him — an interception. As a tight end, he hauled in five touchdowns.
Upon arrival at Boston College, the plan for Bobby Wolford seemed to be the status quo, but the status quo also happened to be terrible football in 2012, which left with the previous coach. Addazio and his new coaching staff quickly moved to transition Wolford from linebacker to fullback; he backed up then-senior Jake Sinkovec.
Notably, Wolford scored Boston College’s first touchdown of 2013: a touchdown pass from Chase Rettig mid-way through the first quarter against Villanova. Perhaps he will get the Eagles on the board again first in 2014.
Bobby Wolford #36: Fast Facts
- Position: Fullback
- Hometown: Jacksonville, Florida
- High School: Bishop Kenny High School, Jacksonville, FL
- Measurements: 6-foot-2, 248 lb.
- Class year at 2014 opener: Junior
- BC games played: 11
Bobby Wolford #36: 2013 Season
- Backup fullback behind Jake Sinkovec
- Games played: 11
- Cumulative statistics: 9 rec., 105 yards, 1 TD; 1 tackle
- Appeared on Spring 2014 roster
This seems to be an open-and-shut case: Wolford is most likely going to be the new starter at fullback for the Eagles this season, and should end up appearing in all of the team’s games.
Though Wolford only caught the ball nine times last season, he did get into nearly every contest and provided other assistance on offense, most notably with blocking. Given how successful the run game was in 2013, he and others must have been doing something right.
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