Boston College Football 2014: Bobby Swigert, WR


Back from injury, senior wide receiver Bobby Swigert will step in as a main target in the Boston College Eagles passing game in 2014.

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Swigert was actually a standout defensive back for Louisville High School in Ohio, taking all-district, all-region, and all-state honors. Along the way, he got some experience at wide receiver, and even ended up as the school’s quarterback.

This talented two-way player became a one-way player when he arrives at Boston College in time for the 2010 season. Alongside Alex Amidon, the Eagles had a talented freshman duo of wide receivers. In fact, as a freshman, Swigert led the Eagles in receiving yards with 504, also leading the Eagles with four touchdown receptions. (During the Dark Period™ when offense was optional on the Heights, of course.)

In 2011, Swigert continued his hot play as one of the Eagles’ top receivers, but by 2012, injury started to get the better of him. While Amidon took the reigns and broke records, Swigert faded to the background. His whole 2013 campaign was lost due to injury.

Now, in 2014, Bobby Swigert gets a do-over on his senior season that never was and may find himself once again as the team’s leading receiver.

Bobby Swigert #10: Fast Facts

  • Position: Wide receiver
  • Hometown: Louisville, Ohio
  • High School: Louisville High School
  • Measurements: 6-foot-1, 192 lb.
  • Class year at 2014 opener: Redshirt senior
  • BC games played: 32

Bobby Swigert #10: 2013 Season

  • Did not play due to injury
  • Appeared on Spring 2014 roster

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If Swigert is healthy, and there is no reason to assume at present that he is anything but, he could be Boston College’s top wide receiver. He has done it before, and he can do it again. In fact, Swigert might need to do it again if this team is to generate anything in the way of a passing game.

Granted, the thin depth at the position has been helped by the inbound transfer of Shakim Phillips and picking up talented freshmen like Thadd Smith, but Swigert is a veteran and a leader in this unit.

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