Boston College #NSD: The Wild, the Innocent and the Running Back Shuffle

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Dec 14, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Heisman Trophy finalists Tre Mason , Jordan Lynch , Jameis Winston , Andre Williams , and Johnny Manziel pose with the Heisman Trophy at the Best Buy Theatre in New York City. Mandatory Credit: Kelly Kline/Heisman Trust/Handout Photo via USA TODAY Sports

Tyler Rouse

The 5’9 sparkplug freshman had his two best games in losses against Pac-12 teams. On September 14th against USC he had three rushes for 39 yards with a touchdown. In the AdvoCare Bowl against Arizona he gained 54 yards and a touchdown on 6 carries. In total, the freshman averaged 4.8 yards a carry getting 125 yards. A pretty good year as a third string back who happens to be a freshman.

David Dudeck

The converted safety whom Frank Spaziani loved to use instead of the more qualified Deuce “Is he still on the practice squad?” Finch, wasn’t used much by new head coach Steve Addazio, getting 4 of his 5 carries on the season in the opener against Villanova. Dudeck was used sparingly as a receiver getting 84 yards on 11 receptions.

A very solemn good bye

Andre Williams

It’s too bad that we only got to see Andre compete at his video game level for only one year. Of course he played each of his four years but never to level where the praised ranked above “Oh yeah, he’s a solid running back”. Andre Williams defied expectations coming back from a knee injury he suffered in the 2012 season and had the best season for a running back in Boston College history.

Williams leaves Boston College with name carved into all different parts of the record books. If any future running backs on the Heights are going to want to have a place in the records at Boston College they are going to have a hard time passing the unanimous All American and Doak Walker Award winning Williams. Of course some will knock on the fact that Williams only had one “good” season or his injury history, but we at the Heights will always know that Williams will be special to us and it is sad to see him go so quickly from when we started to know him. Good luck Andre.