They came to Chestnut Hill from such divergent places as Sierra Madre, Calif., and Hamburg, Germany, and many compass points in between.
For the last four seasons, they have forged an inseparable bond as Boston College football players whose tumultuous journey took them to a bowl game in San Francisco as freshmen and on an unexpected downward turn as sophomores and juniors, a combined 6-18 stretch in which BC’s team became “fragmented’’ following a 2-10 campaign in 2012 that ultimately cost former head coach Frank Spaziani his job.
Through it all, BC’s departing seniors, who will make their last Alumni Stadium appearance Saturday afternoon against ACC Atlantic Division foe North Carolina State, have persevered. They have turned around the Eagles’ program and brought it to the threshold of bowl eligibility. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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