Boston College Football: Get To Know The Dudes - #36, FB Bobby Wolford

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Today, "Get to know" ... fullback Bobby Wolford.

Name: Bobby Wolford

Position: Fullback

Number: #36

Year: Sophomore

Height: 6-foot-2

Weight: 240 lbs.

Hometown: Jacksonville, FL

High School: Bishop Kenny

2013 Stats: Wolford played in 9 games as a redshirt freshman, catching nine passes for 105 yards and one touchdown. Had a career high six catches for 84 yards and one touchdown in the 2013 season opening win over Villanova back on August 31.

2014 Projections: Wolford is the heir apparent at FB1 for the Eagles, replacing Jake Sinkovec. Sink caught 14 balls for 118 yards and three touchdowns last season. Addazio/Day mostly use the fullbacks to pave the way for the Eagles' bruising running backs as evidenced by the fact that neither Sink nor Wolford carried the ball once all last season. Where the FBs feature prominently is in the run game, as both Wolford and Sink were an underrated part of Andre Williams' 2,000+ yard rushing performance last season. Look for the staff to use Wolford similar to how they use Sinkovec -- mostly as a blocking FB with the occasional dump-off, screen pass to keep the D honest.

How'd He Get Here: A consensus three-star recruit out of high school, Wolford selected Boston College over claimed offers from BYU, Harvard, Navy, Princeton, Vanderbilt and Wake Forest. Recruited by Jeff Comissiong.

Twitter Feed: You can follow Bobby on Twitter @BobbyWolford36, though he hasn't Tweeted since his redshirt season in 2012.

Uniform History: Of the 24 Eagles to wear the #36 jersey, six of them have been fullbacks. Most recently, fullback James McCluskey (Billerica, Mass.) wore the jersey for four years from 2007-10, serving as team captain his senior season. Other notable #36s include former LB and New England Patriots safety coach Brian Flores (2000-03) and Pittsfield, Mass. native Silvio Conte (1944-45), who attended BC under the G.I. Bill of Rights after serving in World War II. Yes, THAT Silvio Conte.


Notes: Bobby Wolford makes successful switch to offense (Boston Globe)

National Signing Day, Boston College Recruiting: LB Bobby Wolford (BC Interruption)

Boston College Football: Three-Star LB Bobby Wolford Picks BC (BC Interruption)

What Does Addazio Think Of Him: Here's coach on Wolford's move from LB to FB:

Highlights: Here's film on Wolford coming out of high school:

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