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6-3 / 277
Athletic player who will look to become a leader on the Boston College offensive line...will start preseason camp No. 1 on the depth chart at left guard.
Saw backup duty on the offensive line for most of the season...played in seven games and made his first career starts vs. Pittsburgh (Oct. 21) and Rutgers (Oct. 28) for the injured Paul LaQuerre at left guard...also started the Aloha Bowl vs. Arizona State.
Saw limited playing time.
Played in six games — most of it at left guard.
Earned all-city and all-league first-team honors and all-region second-team accolades as a two-way lineman at St. Xavier High School...captured Cincinnati Enquirer all-metro first-team honors as a senior...served as team captain for head coach Steve Rasso...also excelled on the school’s wrestling and track teams...had an 11-0 wrestling record and won the Greater Catholic League heavyweight title...won the GCL title and set a school record in the shot put.
John Thomas Richardson, born Oct. 24, 1978...graduated from the College of Arts & Sciences with a major in psychology and is currently working on a master’s degree in couseling psychology...recipient of the John J. Connor ’44 Scholarship this season…served as an orientation leader for Boston College’s First-Year Experience program during the summer of 1998...very active at St. Xavier High School, he was a member of the Music Honor Society, Drama Honor Society and Student Council...an experienced singer, he has performed the National Anthem before BC basketball games...John is the younger of Mary and John Richardson’s two children.
Q&A With John Richardson
The best part of playing football at BC is: the support from the coaches.
The BC player who will surprise people this year is: Lenny Walls.
The most interesting class I ever took at BC is: Psychology of Prejudice and Racism.
The word in the dictionary that my picture should be next to is: franchise.
My favorite spot on the BC campus is: my room.
My favorite spot in Boston is: Legal Seafood.
If I could compete against any BC athlete (non-football) it would be: Brian Gionta (men’s ice hockey).
My favorite pregame ritual is: to call on the power of the Thundercats.
My favorite stadium, other than Alumni Stadium, to play in is: Aloha Stadium.
The people who have helped me the most at BC are: Martha Hincks and Father Penna.
If I could bring anything from my hometown to BC it would be: Cincinnati-style chili.
The CD that is in my player the most is: Boyz II Men.
My favorite part of the Aloha Bowl was: winning.
The top three teams in college football this year will be: Boston College, Florida State and Nebraska.