Boston College Football 2014: Bobby Vardaro, OL


Offensive lineman Bobby Vardaro gets to protect a new Boston College Eagles quarterback in his senior season of 2014.

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This Phillips Andover product was considered the second-best recruit in Massachusetts when he picked Boston College way back in the day. (The number one Massachusetts recruit on that list picked Harvard; go figure.)

Bobby Vardaro did not see the field in 2010, but from 2011 on, he has done nothing but see the field. Vardaro has played in all 37 possible games over the last three seasons, having now started in 33 of them. This makes him the most experienced offensive lineman on the team; Andy Gallik has the next-most career starts with 28.

Over the past three years, Vardaro had the duty of protecting Chase Rettig (for the most part; here and there it also included Josh Bordner, Dave Shinskie, and Mike Marscovetra, but mostly Rettig). Now, he will be blocking for Tyler Murphy, and just as importantly, the Boston College running backs. Let us not forget that Vardaro was a 13-game starter on an offensive line that helped give the Eagles a Heisman Trophy finalist last season.

Bobby Vardaro #76: Fast Facts

  • Position: Left guard
  • Hometown: North Reading, Massachusetts
  • High School: Phillips Academy, Andover, MA
  • Measurements: 6-foot-5, 306 lb.
  • Class year at 2014 opener: Redshirt senior
  • BC games played: 37

Bobby Vardaro #76: 2013 Season

  • Starting left guard
  • Games played: 13 (started all)
  • Appeared on Spring 2014 roster

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Vardaro is a key piece on this offensive line. No present Eagle has started more games on it, and we know that he is capable of putting together solid performances.

Boston College will need him to continue in 2014 if the run game is to thrive, and he is up to the task.

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