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J.P. Comella
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Dorchester, MA

High School:
Xaverian Brothers

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 240

Position:
FB

Played in all 13 games?started the first three games of the season for the Eagles at fullback before being replaced by Greg Toal for the rest of the season after suffering a rib injury?caught 8 passes for 113 yards (14.1 per catch), average of 12.6 receiving yards per game?19-yard reception vs. Connecticut in the season opener?caught four passes for 46 yards vs. Stanford and one for six yards vs. Miami in the Orange Bowl?13-yard reception vs. Central Michigan?29-yard pass reception vs. Navy.

2001 Season
The starting fullback for Boston College in the final five games of the season and started a total of seven games, plus the Music City Bowl vs. Georgia?played in all 11 games?had nine receptions for 58 yards, including two vs. Miami (Nov. 10) and Syracuse (Nov. 24)?also had five kickoff returns on the season for 45 yards?had two kickoff returns for 25 yards in the Music City Bowl.

2000 Season
Was a reserve at fullback and had four receptions for 96 yards, including a 36-yard catch against Navy (Sept. 23)...also had receptions vs. Virginia Tech (Sept. 30), Rutgers (Oct. 28) and Miami (Nov. 25)...also returned five kickoffs for 78 yards, including a 19-yard return vs. Miami.

1999 Season
Redshirted.

High School
Earned Boston Globe and Boston Herald All-Scholastic honors as a senior fullback/defensive end at Xaverian Brothers High School?was named to Tom Lemming's All-East team?was ranked among SuperPrep's top five players in New England?earned 1998 Catholic Conference MVP honors?led his team to the 1998 Eastern Massachusetts Division I Super Bowl title; the Hawks finished the season with a 10-0 mark and ranked 25th in the USA Today national Top 25?registered 61 solo tackles, including 12 sacks; assisted on 40 tackles?served as team captain for head coach Charlie Stevenson?also played on the school's lacrosse and basketball team and was a member of the track team.

Personal
John Paul Comella, born July 28, 1980?enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences with a major in communications?J.P. is the youngest of Brianne Fitzgerald and Gene Comella's four children; his brother Greg plays for the NFL's New York Giants, while his brother Matt plays for the NFL's New York Jets.

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