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 Sean Sylvia
Sean  Sylvia
Dartmouth, Mass.

High School:
Cheshire Academy


Boston College Falls to Colorado State, 24-21

Hilliman rushes for two touchdowns for third straight game


Football Scrimmages; Defense Shines on Saturday

The Eagles staged their second scrimmage on Shea Field on Saturday and have just one week left before getting into prep week for UMass on Aug. 30 at Gillette Staidum


Football Holds Annual Media Day

Team meets with media after second practice


Football Holds Scrimmage On Saturday

Senior QB Chase Rettig complets 15-of-19 passing attempts for 168 yards


Football Works Through First Spring Scrimmage

Chase Rettig leads Eagle offense


Sean Sylvia Interview - Florida State

Sean Sylvia discusses the excitement and challenges surrounding the upcoming game against Florida State.


2011 Boston College Football Intro Video


Boston College Defeats Miami 24-17


2011 Football Picture Day


Football vs. USC

NCAA Football: Southern California at Boston College (USATSI)


Boston College at Syracuse

USATSI Gallery


Boston College vs. Maryland

Boston College vs. Maryland - AP Photo Gallery


Boston College vs. Georgia Tech

Boston College vs. Georgia Tech


Boston College vs. No 17 Clemson

Boston College vs. No 17 Clemson

All-purpose yards: 18 at Maryland, Oct. 29, 2011
Interceptions: 1, three times
Long interception return: 18 at Maryland, Oct. 29, 2011
Tackles: 17 at Army, Oct. 6, 2012 (11-6)
Tackles for loss: 1.0, three times
Fumbles forced: 1,at Clemson, Oct. 12, 2013
Pass breakups: 2 at Clemson, Oct. 8, 2011

2014 (SENIOR): Played all 13 games … totaled 19 tackles on the season, including seven solo stops … competed in 131 plays on special teams … registered one tackle in seven games … member of the BC defense that ranked second in the nation, allowing just 94.5 rushing yards per game … recorded two assisted tackles at Massachusetts (Aug. 30) … had one unassisted tackle for a loss of two yards against No. 9 Southern California (Sept. 13) … recorded an unassisted tackle and broke up a pass against Colorado State (Sept. 27) … posted two tackles (one solo) against Clemson (Oct. 18) … tallied a season-high five tackles (two solo) at Wake Forest (Oct. 25) … had two unassisted tackles at Virginia Tech (Nov. 1) … recorded two assisted tackles in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl against Penn State (Dec. 26).

2013 (JUNIOR): Started all 13 games at free safety ... ranked fourth on the team with 68 tackles; registered 44 solo tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss, one interception, one forced fumble and two pass break-ups ... tallied 10 tackles at Southern California (Sept. 14) ... recorded four unassisted tackles and an interception in the team's 24-14 home win against Villanova (Aug. 31)... posted eight tackles against Wake Forest (Sept. 6) and at Clemson (Oct. 12)... record one forced fumble against the Tigers ... posted seven stops against Army (Oct. 5)... recorded back-to-back games of six tackles against North Carolina (Oct. 26) and Virginia Tech (Nov. 2)... credited with one pass breakup against Virginia Tech and Maryland (Nov 23).

2012 (SOPHOMORE): Played in all 12 games ... started seven games at cornerback, three at free safety ... ranked third on the team with 86 tackles ... totaled four pass breakups ... recorded seven tackles, including ½ tackle for a loss, in the team's 41-32 season-opening home loss to Miami (Sept. 1) ... registered double-digit tackle games against Northwestern (12, Sept. 15), Clemson (12, Sept. 29), and at Army (17, Oct. 6) ... the 17 tackles at Army was a career-high ... hauled in an interception versus Clemson ... posted seven tackles at Florida State (Oct. 13) ... recorded five stops against Georgia Tech (Oct. 20) ... nine tackles (one TFL) versus Maryland (Oct. 27) ... notched seven tackles (five solo) against Notre Dame (Nov. 10) ... posted two tackles in the final two games of the season against Virginia Tech (Nov. 17) and NC State (Nov. 24).

2011 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Appeared in 11 games ... registered two starts at strong safety - against Duke (Sept. 17) and at No. 8 Clemson (Oct. 8) ... finished the season with 38 tackles, two pass breakups, an interception and a tackle for a loss ... notched a career-high seven tackles in a 30-14 loss at No. 16 Virginia Tech (Oct. 22) ... intercepted his first pass and had two tackles in a 28-17 win at Maryland (Oct. 29) ... had four tackles and a season-high two pass breakups in a 36-14 loss at No. 8 Clemson (Oct. 8) ... recorded five tackles in a 16-14 loss at No. 24 Notre Dame (Nov. 19) ... credited with four tackles and a tackle for a loss in the season-opening 24-17 loss vs. Northwestern (Sept. 3).

2010 (FRESHMAN): Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: Earned NEPSAC All-New England Class B honors as a safety at Cheshire Academy in 2009; also gained All-Colonial League first-team accolades ... had 10 interceptions in nine games ... played for head coach Dan O'Dea ... was a four-year starter at quarterback at Dartmouth High School ... earned EMass Division I all-star honors as a senior in 2008 ... was a three-time Old Colony League all-star selection ... captured Boston Globe and Boston Herald All-Scholastic honors in 2007 ... also gained New Bedford Standard-Times Super Team honors ... finished with a 22-3 record leading the Indians ... served as team captain in 2008 ... played for head coach Rick White ... earned Offensive MVP honors for the victorious South team at the 2009 Shriners Football Classic ... also played basketball and tennis at Dartmouth.

PERSONAL: Sean Andrew Sylvia ... graduated with an applied psychology and human development degree from the Lynch School of Education ... the recipient of The Cannon Family Football Scholarship Fund … Sean is the third of Carol Ann and Antone Sylvia’s four children; his older sister is a BC alumna.


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