Name: Josh Bordner
Position: Wide Receiver
Weight: 226 lbs.
Hometown: Sykesville, MD
High School: Century High School
2013 Stats: Passing: 2-4, 17 yards, 1 rush 4 yards.
2014 Projections: 18 catches 100 yards, 1 touchdown.
How'd He Get Here: Josh Bordner was recruited out of Century High School by now offensive coordinator Ryan Day, BC was his only offer. The Eagles swooped and grabbed him before Maryland offered. He came to BC as a "Pro Style quarterback", but spent his first four seasons buried in the depth chart behind Chase Rettig and Mike Marscovetra. He saw some playing time in 2010 when Frank Spaziani decided to throw him in a game when Rettig was rattled, but for the most part Bordner has been a clipboard holder. This past offseason coach Steve Addazio announced that Bordner would be transitioned over to wide receiver, and he got snaps at this position during the spring game.
What'd Recruiting Sites Say: 3* Rivals (unable to find him on any of the other sites though Scout.com has some interesting insight into his recruitment)
Twitter Feed: JBord8
Uniform History: Bordner's number 8 does not have much of a history in terms of other famous BC football players. Willie Hicks, the starting quarterback in 1990 wore it. DB Jason Smith, who didn't play much for BC but is listed on the site wore it before injuries derailed his playing days in 1997. Defensive back Marcellus Bowman wore the number from 2006-08.
What Does Addazio Think Of Him: "He’s a hybrid guy,’’ Addazio said Wednesday as the Eagles wrapped up practice in preparation for Saturday’s annual Jay McGillis Memorial Spring Game. "He can flex out, he can attach in, he’s like a real true ‘H.’ He’s really going to have a great year. I’m really excited about what he’s done this spring. We didn’t have him last year, we didn’t have that kind of guy." (Boston.com)
Highlights: Because Bordner really hasn't gotten much playing time, his highlights are pretty limited. Possibly his most infamous outing would have to be the game against Florida State in 2011. BC was getting hammered by the Seminoles 28-0, and Chase Rettig was completely ineffective, so Spaz threw in Bordner. Take it away ESPN.com recap:
Bordner faked a handoff to Rolandan Finch, tucked the ball away and rumbled through the Florida State line, bursting into the open field only to stumble and go down after a gain of 25 yards. A few plays later, Bordner converted a fourth-and-1 with a 4-yard scramble. And on his first career passing attempt, Bordner hit Bobby Swigert in stride over the middle for 37 yards to move the Eagles to the Seminoles’ 2-yard line.
BC failed to score and then Frank Spaziani did what Frank Spaziani did best, screwed around with the team and threw Rettig back out there, who was booed. It was one of those moments that completely messed up our young QB's confidence. Not Bordner's fault at all, but that game was one of the shining moments of ineptitude from the previous coach.