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6-4 / 290
Had an outstanding game vs. Wake Forest in the season opener; threw a key block that enabled Matt Ryan to throw a 38-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter...Ryan finished with five touchdown throws in that game...started the first seven games and was on his way to an all-star season before injuring his Achilles in the Notre Dame game and missing the rest of his senior season.
A second-generation BC football player, Ryan's father, Junior Poles, was a three-year starter for BC (1979-82) and also wore the number 72...started all 13 games at left guard ...paved the way for seven 100-yard rushing games and a collective 1,424 rushing yards by L.V. Whitworth and Andre Callender.
Played in six games...was listed at number two on the depth chart to Jeremy Trueblood all year.
A talented young player who worked his way to the number two spot on the depth chart at left tackle, behind Jeremy Trueblood...saw significant playing time.
Earned All-America honors from Parade, SuperPrep, PrepStar and Riddell...selected as the 2002 Gatorade New York State Player of the Year...captured All-State Class AA first team honors as a senior offensive lineman; also played on the Braves' defensive line...was a two-time All-Greater Rochester selection...served as 2002 team captain for head coach Ed Mulderon; played his first two years as Canandaigua Academy for head coach Mike Foster ... gained All-State Class AA second team accolades as a junior...also starred on the Braves' basketball team; is the school record holder for blocked shots.
Ryan C. Poles, born September 20, 1985...enrolled as a communication major in the College of Arts & Sciences...Ryan and his younger sister Kelli are the children of Mary Ellen and Robert Poles, Jr. ...his sister is a sophomore member of the University of Vermont women's basketball team ... his father was a standout defensive lineman at Boston College from 1979-82.