Senior offensive tackle Aaron Monteiro of Brockton and the Eagles will travel to Dallas for the Dec. 26 game, their third bowl game in a row.
Aaron Monteiro of Brockton will be closing out his Boston College football career with a bowl game in Texas.
Monteiro, the starting left offensive tackle, and the Eagles are headed to Dallas where they will face Boise State in the SERVPRO First Responder Bowl, which will be played Dec. 26 at 1:30 p.m. at the Cotton Bowl.
It marks the third straight bowl game appearance for Monteiro, a former Enterprise All-Scholastic, and the fifth trip to a bowl game in six years for BC.
Monteiro moved into the BC starting lineup midway through his freshman season and missed one game due to an injury the rest of the way. He was named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference third team this season.
“We’re very, very excited about it,’’ coach Steve Addazio told reporters at a press conference Sunday after the Eagles accepted the invitation, “about the quality of the team and the opponent that we’re playing, and certainly excited about the bowl game and the venue that we’re going to be in, in the Cotton Bowl, all the great things that go along with that. Looking forward to it.’’
BC began the season 7-2, then lost to Clemson, Florida State and Syracuse in the final three games.
Boise State is 10-3, ranked 23rd in the nation and will be in a bowl game for the 17th straight year. The Broncos lost to Fresno State, 19-16, in overtime on Saturday in the Mountain West championship game played in the snow.
BC and Boise State met in the 2005 MPC Computers Bowl with the Eagles, winning, 27-21.
“I think you’re playing a team that has won a lot of football games,’’ said Addazio. “They’ve won three Fiesta Bowls in the last nine years and they are a very, very good, outstanding team. They’ve got some really, really good players and a tremendous back and quarterback, and they’re ranked in the top 25 in offense, top 30-something in defense. I think we’re playing a really, really good football team.
“I have not watched them or anything on tape, but I’ve watched them through the years when I catch them on TV and I know what their history is. So I think that’s a real good team. We got a quality, good team, great matchup and a great venue. That’s what’s important and that’s what we’re excited about.’’
BC is headed to a bowl game for the 27th time and owns a 14-12 record. The Eagles return to the Cotton Bowl for the first time since Jan. 1 1985, when Doug Flutie led the way in a 45-28 win over Houston.
Monteiro, a former Brockton High standout, started in the 2016 Quick Lane Bowl when BC defeated Maryland, 36-30, and also last year’s 27-20 loss to Iowa in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl.