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Better Know A Dude 2015: #10 Wide Receiver Bobby Swigert

A dude coming back from multiple surgeries, get to know WR Bobby Swigert.

Name: Bobby Swigert

Position: Wide Receiver

Number: #10

Year: Graduate Student

Height: 6-foot-0

Weight: 199 lbs.

Hometown: Louisville, OH

High School: Louisville

2014 Stats: Nope

2013 Stats: Nope

2012 Stats: Swigert caught 23 balls for 288 yards and one touchdown over seven straight starts during his junior season. He missed the first three games of the 2012 campaign to injury and later sustained a season-ending knee injury on November 10 vs. Notre Dame. During the seven games he did play in, Swigert caught multiple passes in six of those games, including a season-high five receptions for 66 yards and one touchdown at Florida State (Oct. 13).

2015 Projections: It's really tough to project what Swigert will be able to give the Eagles after 11 knee surgeries. He practiced in the spring, but for the most part it was non contact drills. I really want to get behind the kid because everyone loves a good comeback story, but realistically I have a hard time imagining him being much more than a depth guy in 2015. But who knows?

Fun Fact: Swigert has more touchdown passes as an Eagle (1) than any current QB on the Boston College roster.

2015 Over/Under: Catches, 12.

How'd He Get Here: Many moons ago he was a Rivals three-star recruit out of high school, and Boston College had to beat out a number of other programs for Swigert's services. Swigert boasted an impressive offer sheet, claiming offers from in-state Cincinnati, Colorado, Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska, Pittsburgh, Stanford, Syracuse and Wisconsin, as well as from roughly three-fourths of the MAC. Recruited by Ben Sirmans.

What'd Recruiting Sites Say: Per ESPN ($), "Swigert grows on you as a receiver and total football player the more you watch him. Has great football savvy with matching skill-set and may be sliding under the national radar a bit. Is a good sized target with a wide catch radius."

Twitter Feed: You can follow Bobby on Twitter @BobbySwigert10. He doesn't tweet all that often, but does give a shout out to BC Athletics.


Uniform History: It's a bit unusual for a wide receiver to wear the #10 jersey, a number typically reserved for quarterbacks. Recently, Boston College QB Chris Crane wore the #10 from 2006-08 (and served as captain his senior year). Before Crane, signal callers Mark Hartsell (1994-95) and Michael Power (1986-89) also wore the #10.


Boston College's Bobby Swigert Poised For Remarkable Comeback (ESPN)

Boston College Football Spring Practice News: Swigert and Kimble Held Out (BC Interruption)

Boston College Daily Links: Bobby Swigert Back To Work (BC Interruption)

Bobby Swigert Injury: Boston College Wide Receiver Hurts His Left Knee (SB Nation Boston)

What Does Offensive Coordinator Todd Fitch Thinks Of Him: "If there's one person everybody in this building's rooting for, it's Bobby because everybody understands what he's gone through," said Fitch, recently promoted to offensive coordinator. "Hopefully, he continues to grow and rehab and we can see him on the field in the fall. That would be a fantastic story. One of the best I've ever been around."

Highlights: Here's a look at Swigert coming out of high school: