Name: Joe Vitiello
Position: Defensive Line
Year: Redshirt Freshman
Weight: 262 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. (bceagles.com)
2014 Stats: Redshirted
2015 Projections: The defensive line is certainly stacked with a bevy of players fighting for playing time this season. Harold Landry, Kevin Kavalec, Zach Allen, Even Kelly and Malachi Moore all are having good camps and should see playing time. Vitiello's name hasn't popped up a lot yet, which doesn't mean he won't be seeing the field, but with the log jam at DE he may see the field in garbage time or on special teams in 2015.
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)
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