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Boston College Football: Get To Know The Dudes - #91, DL Joe Vitiello

A look at a defensive lineman, new to the Eagles, but big on talent.

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Name: Joe Vitiello

Position: Defensive Line

Number: #91

Year: Freshman

Height: 6-foot-4

Weight: 250 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 Projections: Depth is a bit of a concern on the defensive line, and given his size it will be interesting to see what they do with Vitiello. He's got the frame to be a defensive tackle (which he played in high school), but not the weight, so it looks like he will be an end when he is ready. Addazio threw out two true freshmen last year on the defensive line with Truman Gutapfel and Kevin Kavalec getting some reps, so it wouldn't shock me if he used some of his freshmen this year. Vitiello would definitely be a candidate to play, along with Harold Landry.

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.


Joe Vitiello of Immaculata Commits To Boston College (

Joe Vitiello Commits To Boston College (BC Interruption)

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