Name: Joel Rich
Position: Tight End
Year: Red shirt freshman
Height: 6 foot 3
Weight: 255 lbs.
Hometown: Paris, OH
High School: St. Thomas Aquinas
2013 Stats: N/A
2014 Projections: Will be interesting to see what Rich's role will be this year as I project the tight end position to be a wide open battle. After the graduation of C.J. Parsons there hasn't been a clear successor on the team, but Rich could see playing time if he has a good showing in the summer practices. However there are other tight ends with a little more experience and age that could get starting time, such as Louie Addazio, Michael Giacone and Jarrett Darmstatter. However if an injury or two occurs, Rich could be seeing playing time in 2014.
How'd He Get Here: Joel Rich was a 3* tight end/defensive end from Paris Ohio that chose Boston College over Buffalo.
Twitter Feed: You can Joel at @46j_rich
Tweetable: In honor of today's game against Portugal, here is a throw back tweet (it has to do with hockey but still works)
'Merica— Joel Rich (@46j_rich) February 15, 2014
Uniform History: Along with CB EJ Fortenberry, there is an interesting history to the #46. David Dillon, an end from Ashmont MA was the first known player to wear this jersey. Defensive end Paul Shaw wore the number 46 for three years during the early 80's. Jason Pahopek a defensive end wore the number, and you can read more about him in a throw back edition of the Heights. Brian Maye, a captain also was the most penalized BC player during the betting scandal also wore the number. Two recent punters have worn the number as well, Johnny Ayers and current Jets punter Ryan Quigley.