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The Dudes Strike Back 2016: Better Know #91 Tight End Joseph Vitiello

What will his role be in 2016?

Name: Joe Vitiello

Position: Defensive Line

Number: #91

Year: Sophomore

Height: 6-foot-3

Weight: 263 lbs.

Hometown: Bridgewater, NJ

High School: Immaculata

2013 Stats (HS): Earned 2012 all-conference honors and was invited to play in the 2013 New York vs. New Jersey All-Star Game...injured after 20 plays in 2013 but not before amassing seven tackles, one tackle for loss, and one fumble recovery...recorded 45 tackles, six tackles for loss, two sacks, one fumble recovery and eight quarterback hurries in 2012. (

2014 Stats: Redshirted

2015 Stats: Did not see any game action.

2016 Projections: Vitiello came to the Eagles as a defensive end, but switched positions in the past year. With Tommy Sweeney and Michael Giacone ready to go this year, it might be hard for Vitiello to find the field this year.  He certainly has that size that head coach Steve Addazio looks for in his blocking tight ends, but given his lack of game experience, it looks like it would take an injury for Joseph to see the field this season.

How'd He Get Here: A three star defensive lineman out of New Jersey, Joe was recruited by Connecticut, Buffalo, UMass, South Florida, Temple and Tulane.

On Why He Chose Boston College: "I can picture myself living there and just being there," Vitiello said. "As far as the team, they were very welcoming and the coaching staff thought very highly of me and liked the way I played."

Twitter Feed: You can follow Joe at @_JoeVit_

Uniform History: Boston College has had six players wear the #91 in their entire history. Might as well just go through them all! Bill Ohrenberger, a defensive lineman was the first to wear the number back in the mid 70's. Mike Saylor was the second, back in 1985, to wear it, as he played linebacker. Dan Kerr, another linebacker, wore it in the early 90's. MIchael Hemmert, a tight end who caught 27 passes during his time in the Heights, wore it in the 90's as well. Todd McKniff wore it in the early 2000's, and most recently pass rushing specialist Kasim Edebali wore it until he graduated last season.


Get To Know A Dude 2015: #91 Joseph Vitiello (BC Interruption)

Joe Vitiello of Immaculata Commits To Boston College (

Joe Vitiello Commits To Boston College (BC Interruption)

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