Four Eagles sign free agent contracts, two more invited to rookie camp
The Eagles welcomed bowl executive director mark Holtzman to The Heights
Josh Bordner awarded the Scanlan Award
Three members of the offensive line capture honors
Graduate center Andy Gallik named to first team
Boston College vs. Virginia Tech - UTSI
NOTES: Three-year starter at left guard with 45 career starts.
2014 (SENIOR): Started 12 games at left guard, missing one due to injury … earned All-Atlantic Coast Conference third-team honors voted by the league’s head coaches and earned honorable mention accolades from the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association … key member of the offensive line that produced the 14th-best rushing attack in the nation, averaging 254.7 yards per game, second-best in the ACC … the Eagles racked up 500 yards of offensive three times in 2014 and 400 yards twice more … BC became the second ACC school since 2000 to record back-to-back games of at least 400 rushing yards, putting up 452 against Southern California (Sept. 13) and 413 against Maine (Sept. 20) … the Eagles rushed for 100+ yards four times, 200+ five times and 300+ yards twice and set the school record for rushing yards in a season (3,311) … in the victory over No. 9 USC, BC scored five rushing touchdowns (Sept. 13) … paved the way for quarterback Tyler Murphy to break the ACC single-season record for rushing yards by a quarterback (1,184) and BC’s career QB rushing yards record … the team average 5.2 yards per rush and a 129.3 passing efficiency … earned the Athletics Director’s Award for Academic Achievement.
2013 (JUNIOR): Started all 13 games at left guard ... key component of an offensive line that helped produce a rushing attack that averaged 212.5 yards per game, a mark good for second in the Atlantic Coast Conference and 20th among all teams in college football in 2013 ... anchored an offensive line that yielded a Heisman Memorial Trophy finalist and the Atlantic Coast Conference's first Doak Walker Award recipient in running back Andre Williams, who became the 16th player in FBS history to rush for 2,000 yards in the regular season ... the Eagles rushed for 100+ yards in 11 games, 200+ yards in six games, 300+ yards in three games and 400+ yards in one game (420 vs. NC State on Nov. 16) ... blocked for Andre Williams against NC State (Nov. 16); Williams' 339 rushing yards marked the most in ACC history ... the team averaged 5.5 yards per rush and a 142.83 passing efficiency.
2012 (SOPHOMORE): Started all 12 games at left guard ... totaled 884 snaps ... the Eagles rushed for 100+ yards in four games ... blocked for Andre Williams' 99-yard touchdown against Army (Oct. 6), the longest rush in team history ... pass blocked against Miami (Sept. 1) as the Eagles recorded the sixth most passing yards in a single game (441) in team history ... the team tallied three 300+ passing yard performances ... assisted in the 166-yard rushing attacked against Maine (Sept. 8) ... closed out the season with back-to-back 100+ rushing yard performances against Virginia Tech (167, Nov. 17) and NC State (199, Nov. 24).
2011 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Appeared in all 12 games and started the final eight games of the season at left guard ... played 533 snaps ... the Eagles had six games with more than 100 yards rushing; including a 372-yard performance at Maryland (Oct. 29) ... blocked for Rolandan Finch against the Terrapins (Oct. 29); Finch's 243 rushing yards were the third greatest single-game total in program history and most in the ACC since 2009 ... BC did not give up a sack and scored a season-high four rushing touchdowns versus Maryland ... helped Montel Harris eclipse BC's rushing record with a 108-yard performance against Wake Forest (Oct. 1); Harris' career rushing total was 3,734 yards ... the Eagles threw for more than 200 yards in two games; 351 passing yards against Northwestern (Sept. 3) and 247 passing yards versus Duke (Sept. 17).
2010 (FRESHMAN): Redshirted.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned NEPSAC All-New England Class A honors as a senior at Phillips Academy ... was a two-time Eagle-Tribune all-star as an offensive lineman; played both nose guard and offensive tackle for the Big Blue ... played for head coach Leon Modeste ... also competed on the school's track and field team; won the shot put and discus events at the 2010 New England Class A Prep School meet.
PERSONAL: Robert Emilio Vardaro ... graduted with an economics major from the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences ... the recipient of The Cote Family Football Scholarship Fund II … Bobby and his two older sisters are the children of Jacqui and Robert Vardaro.