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2011 Football Training Camp Underway




Aug. 8, 2011

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Boston College's 2011 preseason football camp is underway.

The team reported Sunday evening, executed its first walk through on Monday morning and concluded its first official preseason practice on Monday evening at 5:45 p.m.

Boston College hosts Northwestern in its season opener on Saturday, Sept. 3 at 12 p.m. There are 26 days to season's kickoff.

Levano Awarded Scholarship

Junior Gerald Levano has been awarded an athletic scholarship, according to an announcement made by head football coach Frank Spaziani at the team's first meeting of preseason camp on Sunday, Aug. 7.

Levano is a 6-foot-2, 210-pound punter from Massapequa, N.Y. He has made five career appearances, each as a sophomore last fall (2010). He was a redshirt freshman in 2009.

Levano played high school football at Chaminade where he was a two-year starter as a punter/kicker.

Number Changes

Preseason practice notables included a total of 13 jersey number changes since last fall, including Johnathan Coleman (#14), C.J. Jones (#6), Colin Larmond, Jr. (#1), C.J. Parsons (#53), Kevin Pierre-Louis (#24), Chase Rettig (#11), Bobby Swigert (#10), and Andre Williams(#44).

Quotes

"It's his spot to move into, if you will. He has gotten the opportunity. Now he has to do it. This is how you really want it - starting two or three years into the program. We would have liked for him to have had a little more playing time, but you can't always have it perfect. But he's at the point where he can be a starter."

- BC head coach Frank Spaziani on junior left tackle John Wetzel

"He's making tremendous progress ... He's spending the time, he's putting in the work. He's doing all the things to position himself for a base hit. Now, he's got to go do it."

- BC head coach Frank Spaziani on sophomore quarterback Chase Rettig

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