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Louisville's Bobby Swigert headed to Boston College

By mikeb Published: November 10, 2009

Louisville senior Bobby Swigert has orally committed to continue his academic, football and baseball careers at Boston College.

Boston College recruited Swigert to play wide receiver in football and shortstop in baseball, Louisville football coach Paul Farrah said.

“I am very proud of him,” Farrah said. “I am happy for him. He chose a school that is great for him for education, football and baseball.”

Swigert, a 6-foot-1 and 178-pound quarterback this season, got injured in the host Leopards' third game of the season against Archbishop Hoban.

Swigert had to undergo season-ending surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right foot following the Leopards' fourth game of the season against Canton South. He led Louisville to four wins, completing 71-of-123 passes for 760 yards and seven touchdowns, and rushing for 126 yards and one touchdown on 28 carries.

Louisville finished the regular season at 10-0 and was No. 1 in the final Associated Press Division II state poll before losing its first playoff game.

“I wish we would have had him the whole season because things could have been different,” Farrah said. “The young gentleman is a class act and so is his family.”

Swigert threw one touchdown pass at Ravenna and then tossed five touchdown passes against visiting North Canton Hoover to open the season. He rushed for a touchdown against Hoban after injuring his foot.

Swigert played against host Canton South the following week and threw one touchdown pass.

At defensive back in 2008, Swigert was a second-team Division II All-Ohio pick and a first-team selection for the All-Northeast Inland District and All-Northeastern Buckeye Conference. He grabbed four interceptions, had 45 receptions for 531 yards and four touchdowns and had two kickoff return touchdowns.

Swigert was also receiving interest from several schools, including Michigan, Nebraska, Stanford and Pittsburgh.

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