Boston College Football Countdown: 13 Days to Go


A baker’s dozen days to go in the Boston College Eagles football countdown. We’ll be at Alumni Stadium in 13 days.

Who Wears 13 Now

Christian Suntrup, QB, sophomore

Suntrup came to Boston College as one of the better pro-style quarterbacks in the country, and when he signed up, it seemed that by 2013, we’d be talking about his future accession to the starting quarterback throne. Now, we’re wondering if we’re ever going to see him on the field. Suntrup was buried on the depth chart by the previous coaching regime, and the new regime has kept him there, but in the latter case, it could be because he’s a pro-style guy and Addazio is a dual-threat sort of coach. We won’t see Suntrup in 2013, and his long-term prospects are hazy.

Notables Who Wore 13

Bill Flynn, E, 1936-38. Became BC athletic director for over 30 years.
Charlie O’Rourke, HB, 1938-40. College Football Hall of Famer.
Glenn Foley, QB, 1990-93. Highly successful quarterback during the Coughlin era.
Brian Brennan, WR, 1980-83. BC Varsity Club Hall of Famer; NFL veteran.
Codi Boek, QB, 2008-10. A good read on Twitter.

Season Outlook for ’13?

Coming soon on Soaring to Glory, so stick around.


Tim Joy and CJ Jones each recorded 13 tackles during the 2012 season.

Wrong Uniform

The good news is that he threw more touchdowns, but the bad news is that Chase Rettig threw 13 interceptions last year.

Moving The Sticks

Boston College’s defense gave up 13 fourth-down conversions last season.

More Bad News

The Eagles scored 13 points against Northwestern in 2012, in a game that was quite forgettable.

Getting On The Stat Sheet

Harrison Jackson caught just one pass last season, for 13 yards.

Better News

Jim Noel and Spenser Rositano each recorded 13-yard interception returns in 2012.

Much Better News

In the program’s first bowl win, the 1941 Sugar Bowl, the Eagles held the Tennessee Volunteers to 13 points.

Bad News Again

In each of BC’s two most recent bowl games, the 2009 Emerald Bowl and 2011 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl, they scored 13 points and lost both.

Walker, A Runner

Omari Walker rushed for 13 touchdowns during the 1996 season.

Green Zone

William Green had 13 career games of 100 rushing yards or more.


The Boston College record for receptions in a game is 13; tied by Andre Callender (2007), Pete Mitchell (1993), and Tom Waddle (1988).

Last Day of the Coughlin Era

On that day, the 1993 AP poll had Boston College ranked #13.