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Ryan Utzler
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Easton, CT

High School:
Fairfield Prep

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 228

Position:
FB

Returns for his fifth-year and brings experience to the Eagle offense...has started 20 career games for the Eagles at that position...has played tight end, fullback and linebacker during his career.

2000 Season
Was the starting fullback for the Eagles in 10 games and the bowl game vs. Arizona State?did not technically start the Army game as the Eagles came out in two-tight end formation?made three receptions for 15 yards against Miami (Nov. 28)...had one reception for 34 yards in the Aloha Bowl vs. Arizona State.

1999 Season
Listed at No. 2 at the fullback spot all season.

1998 Season
In his first full season as a fullback, Utzler played in and started 10 games...was perhaps the biggest surprise on offense that season?caught two passes for seven yards...had one reception for four yards against Rutgers...made one catch for three yards against Temple?coaching staff moved him to fullback from tight end (and linebacker).

1997 Season
Redshirted.

High School
Earned all-state and all-conference honors as a junior and senior tight end/inside linebacker at Fairfield Prep...gained all-east recognition from PrepStar magazine and Tom Lemming?s Prep Football Report...made 79 receptions for 1,012 yards and scored eight touchdowns in his three years at Fairfield Prep; made a single-season high 41 catches as a junior...played his three years for head coach Rich Magdon; spent his freshman year playing for Tim Feshler at Avon (Conn.) High School...also a four-year starter on the baseball team; started in left field at Avon and at first base at Fairfield Prep.

Personal
Ryan Robert Utzler, born Oct. 20, 1978...graduated from the College of Arts & Sciences with a major in marketing and is now working on a Master?s of Business Administration...is the recipient of the Orrie Scarminach ?71 Memorial Athletic Scolarship this year at Boston College?was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio...a fine student who earned New Haven County Scholar-Athlete and Army Reserve Scholar-Athlete recognition....a magna cum laude graduate... Ryan and his younger sister Sarah are the children of Julie and Robert Utzler.

RECEIVINGGRecYdsTDLgRec/GAvg/CAvg/G
1998427040.53.51.8
1999327060.73.52.3
20001111621141.05.65.6
TOTAL1815761140.85.14.2

Utzler Game-by-Game in 2000

?Receiving
OpponentNo.Yds.TDLong
West Virginia 1404
Army113013
Navy21508
Virginia Tech 1-400
Connecticut0000
Syracuse114014
Pittsburgh0000
Rutgers0000
Temple1101
Notre Dame 1414
Miami31509
Arizona State 134034

Q&A With Ryan Utzler
The best part of playing football at BC is: the tradition.
The BC player who will surprise people this year is: Marco Williams.
The most interesting class I ever took at BC is: Marketing Research.
My favorite spot on the BC campus is: the dining hall and upper campus.
My favorite spot in Boston is: anywhere that serves quarterpound cheeseburgers.
My favorite pregame ritual is: to sit around and poke Paul Zukauskas?s belly.
My favorite stadium, other than Alumni Stadium, to play in is: the Orange Bowl.
The people who have helped me the most at BC are: Coach Swepps, the ?lunch ladies? and Dogg.
If I could bring anything from my hometown to BC it would be: Clam Jam and the petting zoo.
The CD that is in my player the most is: MC Hammer, Vanilla Ice, etc.
The sports teams I followed when I was younger were: the Cleveland Browns, Indians and Detroit Lions.
My favorite part of the Aloha Bowl was: the sun and the victory.
The top three teams in college football this year will be: the ones that lose the least.

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