Aug. 6, 2012
Offensive tackle Emmett Cleary, safety Jim Noel, tight end Chris Pantale and defensive tackle Kaleb Ramsey will serve as captains of the 2012 Boston College football team, according to an announcement made by head coach Frank Spaziani following Monday's practice.
The quartet was elected by a vote of their peers. All four players are in their senior seasons of eligibility in 2012.
Cleary, a 6-foot-7, 313-pound product of Arlington Heights, Ill., has started 25 games along the offensive line over the last three seasons. He is a two-time All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic team honoree.
Noel, a 6-foot-4, 200-pound product of Everett, Mass., was awarded the program's Jay McGillis Memorial Scholarship in April 2012. Noel has seen action in 33 games and has registered 16 starts over the last three seasons.
Pantale is a 6-foot-6, 255-pound tight end from Wayne, N.J. who enters the 2012 season as the ACC returning leader in career starts (38). He has 77 career receptions for 797 yards and five touchdowns in the last three seasons.
Ramsey has played in 28 games over the last four years. A 6-foot-3, 302-pound product of Uniontown, Pa., Ramsey was granted a medical hardship waiver following injury in the team's season-opening game against Northwestern last fall.
Boston College's 2012 preseason camp got underway on Monday, Aug. 6. The Eagles will host Miami in the team's season opener on Sept. 1 at 3:30 p.m. on ABC (regionally) or ESPN2 (nationally).