101 Days of BC Football: Joel Zoungrana, #84


The newcomers to the team will be featured after the returning players, but today’s feature is counted amongst the returning players because of his appearances in March during the spring football season. Say hello to Joel Karim Zoungrana, another recrue Québécois, from Montréal.

This 6-0 freshman wide receiver played his high school ball for Champlain College Lennoxville in Sherbrooke, Quebec. He made the CEGEP (Collège d’enseignement général et professionnel, or vocational college) AAA all-star team as a junior for his performance as a kick returner. Zoungrana missed most of his senior season at Champlain due to a broken hand.

Depending on where you looked, he was either a two or three-star recruit, but his only offer south of the border came from Boston College. Zoungrana joined the class on February 1 of this year. He wasted no time getting involved with his new school: Zoungrana enrolled early and participated in spring practices. In fact, when it came to the spring game in late March, he was the star of the receiving corps. Zoungrana hauled in four passes for 109 yards.

Despite the fact that you can never assume anything after a spring game, Zoungrana’s performance spoke well of him and he’ll probably earn his shot soon enough. Will he play this year? That’s unclear. He has not cracked the two-deep yet, but if he keeps up the good work, he will someday.