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Chase Rettig returned to Southern California Saturday to lead the Boston College Eagles against USC. Photo by John Quackenbos/Courtesy of Boston College Athletics
Chase Rettig returned to Southern California Saturday to lead the Boston College Eagles against USC. Photo by John Quackenbos/Courtesy of Boston College Athletics

By Darian Nourian

Former San Clemente standout quarterback and Boston College senior Chase Rettig made his homecoming Saturday when his Eagles came to Los Angeles to play USC.

Rettig, who was making his 35th consecutive start for the Eagles, struggled though in his outing against the Trojans, completing 11 of 23 passes for just 83 yards in a 35-7 loss.

While Rettig wasn’t really able to showcase his talents in front of his friends and family against a stacked USC defense, he went off for 408 yards, 4 touchdowns, and just one interception in the Eagle’s first two games of the season against Villanova and Wake Forest. Boston College would handily win both games behind his efficient 68 percent completion rate, completing 30 of 44 passes.

The 6’3, 212 pound quarterback is coming off a record season in 2012, in which he became the fourth player in Boston College history to throw for over 3,000 yards in a season (3,065). He’s been the full-time starter ever since he was a true freshman, when he started nine games for the Eagles.

In high school, he transferred to San Clemente his senior year from La Salle High School in Pasadena. Rettig was an Under-Armour All-American and was catalyst in bringing all the college attention to the football program when he was being recruited by various Division 1 programs including USC and Tennessee.

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