Boston College Football 10-year Review

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Boston College Football

In the last ten years Boston College has grown from a basement dweller in the Big East to one of the most consistent teams in all of college football, and a top tier program in the ACC. Not only have the Eagles appeared in a bowl game in the last eight consecutive seasons, but they have won their last seven in a row. After struggling for many years to break into the top of the Big East standings, Boston College finished second overall in 2004, their last season in the conference. The Eagle’s success has continued in the ACC where they have finished second in the Atlantic Division in each of their first two seasons.

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Boston College Football Records

  • 1996: 5-7 overall; 2-5 Big East (6th)

  • 1997: 4-7 overall; 3-4 Big East (6th)

  • 1998: 4-7 overall; 3-4 Big East (5th)

  • 1999: 8-4 overall; 4-3 Big East (3rd)

  • 2000: 7-5 overall; 3-4 Big East (5th)

  • 2001: 8-4 overall; 4-3 Big East (4th)

  • 2002: 9-4 overall; 3-4 Big East (5th)

  • 2003: 8-5 overall; 3-4 Big East (5th)

  • 2004: 9-3 overall; 4-2 Big East (2nd)

  • 2005: 9-3 overall; 5-3 ACC (2nd Atlantic Division)

  • 2006: 10-3 overall; 5-3 ACC (2nd Atlantic Division)


Boston College Football Bowl Appearances

  • 1999 – Bowl: Colorado 62 – Boston College 28

  • 2000 – Aloha Bowl: Boston College 31 – Arizona State 17

  • 2001 – Music City Bowl: Boston College 20 – Georgia 16

  • 2002 – Motor City Bowl: Boston College 51 – Toledo 20

  • 2003 – Diamond Walnut San Francisco Bowl: Boston College 35 – Colorado State 21

  • 2004 – Continental Tire Bowl: Boston College 37 – North Carolina 24

  • 2005 – MPC Computers Bowl: Boston College 27 – Boise State 21

  • 2006 – Meineke Car Care Bowl: Boston College 25 – Navy 24


Boston College Football National Championships

  • None

Boston College Football Coaching Records

  • Dan Henning: 1994-1996 (16-19-1)

  • Tom O’Brien: 1997-2006 (66-42-0)


Boston College Football All-Americans

  • 1998: Michael Cloud (RB)

  • 2001: William Green (RB)


Boston College Football Players Who Went Pro

  • 1997: Stalin Colinet (DE), Daryl Porter (S)

  • 1998: Todd Pollack (TE), Matt Hasselbeck (QB)

  • 1999: Damien Woody (G), Michael Cloud (RB), Doug Brzezinski (G)

  • 2000: Chris Hovan (DT), Frank Chamberlin (MLB), Darnell Alford (G)

  • 2001: Paul Zukauskas (G)

  • 2002: William Green (RB), Marc Colombo (T)

  • 2003: Brian St. Pierre (QB), Dan Koppen (C), Antonio Garay (DT)

  • 2004: Chris Snee (G), Sean Ryan (TE)

  • 2006: Mathias Kiwanuka (DE), Jeremy Trueblood (T), Will Blackmon (CB)

  • 2007: James Martin (T), Josh Beekman (G)


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Boston College Football Future Outlook

What’s not to like about the Eagles next season? They return 44 letterwinners and 18 starters: 7 on offense, 9 on defense, and 2 kickers. First-team All-ACC quarterback Matt Ryan will be back to lead an offense that averaged 355.6 yards per game last year. Ryan will also have the benefit of plenty of experience surrounding him, with three starters back on the offensive line, and the talented running back duo of L.V. Whitworth and Andre Callender. Offensively the question will be at wide receiver where Tony Gonzalez, the teams top wide out last season is gone, and starter Kevin Challenger is missing the entire spring season due to medical reasons.

Defensively the entire front four are back for the Eagles, as well as all three starting linebackers, although Brian Toal did undergo shoulder surgery and is uncertain for the fall. The secondary will be anchored by returning starters DeJuan Tribble and Jamie Silva.

There is the potential that Boston College may take a step back after next season with so many seniors on the team this year. The incoming freshman class is solid but not spectacular, with five players ranked in the top 25 nationally at their position by


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By Joey Whelan, Staff Writer
Published June 2007


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