Boston College Football Countdown: 35 Days to Go


5 weeks is all that’s left now between you and Boston College Eagles football.

Who Wears 35 Now

Tyler Rouse, RB, freshman

Rouse was almost literally a last-minute addition to the 2013 recruiting class by Steve Addazio. It may seem hard to believe, but New York’s Gatorade Player of the Year had no Division I offers until Addazio called him two days before signing day and gave it to him. As a senior at Baker HS in upstate New York, Rouse astounded by rushing for nearly 3,000 yards and 47 touchdowns.

Notables Who Wore 35

Robert Francois, LB, 2005-08. Current Green Bay Packer.
Karl Kreshpane, CB, 1983-86. Currently prosperous.
Andre Lawrence, LB, 2010-12. Most recent previous wearer of the number.
Ed Toner, FB, 1987-90. Went on to play for Indianapolis Colts.
Cedric Washington, RB, 1996, 1998-2000. Finished BC career with 2,038 rushing yards.


Manny Asprilla led the Eagles last season with 35 interception return yards.

More INTs

Boston College’s program record for interceptions in a single season is 35, set back in 1939. They averaged three and a half picks per game back then.


One of the goals of the Eagles is to make the Orange Bowl; the last time BC did it was in 1943, and hall of famer Mike Holovak scored his second touchdown of the day on a 35-yard run.

More Bowls

Boston College scored 35 points in their San Francisco Bowl win over Colorado State on New Year’s Eve 2003.

Even More Bowls

In the 1994 Jeep Aloha Bowl, David Gordon kicked a 35-yard field goal to all-but put the game away with just over a minute remaining.