Jayme Parker sits down with Rich Gunnell '09, former Eagles wide receiver, and discusses his new role as a graduate assistant with BC Football.
Rich Gunnell, Boston College's career record holder for receiving yards, is in his first year as a member of the Boston College football staff and is an offensive graduate assistant. He joined the Eagles staff in June 2012 and spent the previous year as the assistant defensive line coach at Tufts University.
A 2009 graduate of Boston College with a degree in communications, Gunnell was a four-year lettermen at wide receiver who served as team co-captain during a senior season in which he earned the team's most valuable player award and All-ACC honorable mention accolades. He registered 181 receptions for a school-record 2,459 yards and 18 touchdowns during his four years (2006-09).
Gunnell enjoyed a brief professional career with the Kansas City Chiefs organization prior to joining the coaching ranks. He is a native of East Windsor, N.J., and is currently pursuing his master's degree in the Woods School of Advancing Studies.