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Vinny Ciurciu
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Paramus, NJ

High School:
St. Joseph Regional

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 240

Position:
LB

Finished the season second on the team in tackles with 108, including 61 solos and 47 assists?one TFL?one interception, four pass breakups, two quarterback hurries and two forced fumbles?voted tri-captain (along with Antonio Garay and Brian St. Pierre) by his teammates?started every game at middle linebacker for the Eagles?credited with four solos, three assists vs. Connecticut?outstanding game vs. Stanford ? six solos, six assists, one TFL?had five solos and one assist vs. Miami in the Orange Bowl?three tackles vs. Central Michigan?led all Eagles with 13 tackles (nine solos) and one quarterback hurry vs. Virginia Tech?s potent offense?eight tackles (four solos) vs. Navy?playing on a sore ankle, registered seven tackles (five solos) vs. Pittsburgh?13 big tackles (8 solos), one forced fumble, one caused incompletion in BC?s win over fourth-ranked Notre Dame?10 tackles (five solos) vs. West Virginia?nine tackles (three solos), one quarterback hurry, one tipped pass in the Syracuse game?seven tackles (four solos), one forced fumble and an interception in the Temple game?six tackles (four solos) vs. Rutgers in the regular-season finale?four tackles and one pass deflection vs. Toledo in the Motor City Bowl.

2001 Season
Transfer from Clemson who led the team in tackles with 87, 41 of them were solos?started all 11 games plus the Music City Bowl at linebacker?also had four tackles for a loss and two interceptions, both against Navy (Sept. 22)?had three double-digit tackle performances with 11 in regular season finale at Syracuse (Nov. 24) and also had 10 vs. Virginia Tech (Oct. 13) and Miami (Nov. 10)?made six tackles and had a sack for a loss of six yards in the Music City Bowl win vs. Georgia?spent the 2000-2001 academic year at BC and practiced.

At Clemson
Lettered two years for the Tigers and played in 23 games with one start?was a fullback at Clemson?had 30 total carries, 27 of them came in 1998 as a first-year freshman?memorable highlight came at Virginia Tech in 1999 when he caught a touchdown pass on national TV (ESPN) in a Thursday night game?caught 11-yard scoring pass from kicker Tony Lazzara on a fake field goal to bring Clemson to within six points in the final period against Hokies?that was one of his four receptions for 22 yards that year?had all three of his rushing attempts in 1999 against Duke?outstanding on special teams, he had nine special teams tackles in 1999, fifth on the team?had three special teams tackles against Georgia Tech, two against Wake Forest?saw time for the Tigers in the 1999 Peach Bowl against Mississippi State, but did not carry the ball?backup to Terry Witherspoon at fullback both years he played at Clemson?played 111 snaps from scrimmage as a freshman, he had 27 rushes for 99 yards?fourth on the team in rushing that year?had his best game against Georgia Tech, ironically, another Thursday night game on ESPN?had 4 rushes for 30 yards...had a career long of 20 yards in that game?had career high in carries against Maryland in 1998 with 11 (gained 24 yards)?played a career-high 29 plays in that game.

High School
Two-year starter at fullback and outside linebacker?rushed for 1,260 yards as a senior, he averaged seven yards a carry?scored 25 touchdowns his senior year and was team captain?also averaged seven yards a carry as a junior, but had limited carries due to the presence of Cooper Rego, who played at West Virginia?first-team all-state as a junior and senior as an outside linebacker?during his three years of high school his team had a 32-1 record?played in the New York/New Jersey Governor's Bowl?played for Tony Karcic.

Personal
Vincenzo Ciurciu, born May 2, 1980?enrolled in the Carroll School of Management with a major in marketing?Vinny is the middle of Rosetta and Joseph Ciurciu's three children.

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