Boston College Football Countdown: 44 Days to Go


There are now 44 days remaining until the start of the 2013 Boston College football season. The next repeating numbers you’ll see are 33, 22, 11…and the one you’re waiting for, 00.

Who Wears 44 Now

Danny Wild-USA TODAY SportsAndre Williams, RB, senior

Here is your starting running back for the Eagles in the 2013 season, with all things remaining as they should. Williams has battled some injury issues over his time with Boston College, but nobody would argue that there’s not talent in those legs.

Last year, Williams broke the all-time Boston College record with the longest run in Eagles history, a 99-yard touchdown at Army in October. In nine games, he led the team with 599 yards on the ground and with a more competent offensive attack this season, Williams could be headed for a big season.

Notables Who Wore 44

Frank Chamberlin, LB, 1996-99. Solid tackler at BC; NFL veteran; fighting to beat cancer.
Daryl Porter, DB, 1993-96. 1996 team captain; also went on to NFL career.
Jamie Silva, SS, 2004-07. Another Eagle who went on to an NFL career.
Joe Zabilski, B, 1938-40. Boston College Varsity Club Hall of Famer.

Starting From Behind

Last season, the Eagles scored a combined total of 44 points in the first quarter of games, which averages out to less than four points per game. The opposition scored more than double that.

Random Fact

Boston College quarterback Frank Harris (1968-70) threw 44 passing touchdowns in his career.

Random Fact #2

Two seasons ago, Bobby Swigert led the Eagles’ receiving corps with 44 receptions.

Random Fact #3

Luke Kuechly is the all-time Boston College leader in tackles, and that included 44 tackles for a loss. That’s second in team history to Mathias Kiwanuka.