LB Clancy, OT Cleary, DB Noel, TE Pantale and OT Wetzel sign with teams
Junior defensive end discusses the upcoming season and much more.
Preseason training camp opens Monday and Rettig is ready to get the season started
2012 (SENIOR): Started all 12 games at right tackle and played 886 snaps ... pass blocked for an offense that averaged 259.3 passing yards per game - the most since the 2007 team averaged 329.7 yards per game through the air ... helped in allowing Chase Rettig to throw for 300 or more yards in a game three times ... paved the way for the Eagles to rack up 542 yards of total offense (441 passing, 101 rushing) with no sacks allowed against Miami (Sept. 1) ... run blocked for Andre Williams' 191-yard, two-touchdown rushing performance against Army (Oct. 6).
2011 (JUNIOR): Started all 12 games at left tackle and played 715 snaps ... the Eagles had six games with more than 100 yards rushing; including a 372-yard performance at Maryland (Oct. 29) ... blocked for Rolandan Finch against the Terrapins (Oct. 29); Finch's 243 rushing yards were the third greatest single-game total in program history and most in the ACC since 2009 ... BC did not give up a sack and scored a season-high four rushing touchdowns versus Maryland ... helped Montel Harris eclipse BC's rushing record with a 108-yard performance against Wake Forest (Oct. 1); Harris' career rushing total was 3,734 yards ... the Eagles threw for more than 200 yards in two games; 351 passing yards against Northwestern (Sept. 3) and 247 passing yards versus Duke (Sept. 17).
2010 (SOPHOMORE): Made eight appearances on the year...spent much of his first two seasons as the backup to Anthony Castonzo, who was a first-round NFL draft selection; he was, therefore, able to learn from one of the best in the country and is now poised and ready to take the reins...a big, strong, physical player who possesses the necessary size and ability to step right into that role.
2009 (FRESHMAN): Appeared in six games as a second-stringer...BC ranked 39th in the country in sacks allowed (1.54)...blocked for RB Montel Harris who had the fourth-most carries in the country (308) and the 10th-most rushing yards (1,457)...the line helped Harris record eight 100-yard games.
HIGH SCHOOL: Was a two-time All-City selection at Brashear; lined up at offensive tackle and defensive end for the Bulls ... led his team to consecutive City League titles (2007 and 2008) ... paved the way for his team's 306 points in eight City League contests in 2008; the Bulls defense allowed just 83 points ... recorded 70 tackles (52 solos), including seven sacks, in his senior season ... played for head coaches Ron Wabby and Rick Murphy ... also played on the school's basketball, volleyball, and track and field teams.
PERSONAL: John William Wetzel, born July 18, 1991 ... John is the son of Janet and John Wetzel; has a twin brother, Dave, and two sisters.