CHESTNUT HILL — Anthony Brown, Boston College's redshirt junior quarterback, will miss the rest of the 2019 season with a knee injury. The news was confirmed Monday morning by BC head coach Steve Addazio.
"He'll be having surgery, if not today, certainly the beginning part of this week and we're very, very sad for Anthony," said Addazio. "He worked so hard to get himself where he was. He's the seventh all-time passing leader here in BC history, heading towards greater things this year. I mean he's had a great career and he's prepared and practiced and put so much into it and we're so proud of him and it's a tough deal, but he's a tough guy and he'll bounce back and we're going to love him and support him and get him back to where he was, but his season has come to an end."
Brown, who had thrown for 1,250 yards and nine touchdowns in six games of action, was replaced by Dennis Grosel, a 6'1" sophomore from Ohio. Grosel completed nine of 24 passes after relieving Brown, with three touchdown passes.
"We saw that last week Dennis played a great second half of football and really did a great job," said Addazio. "Dennis will be in that role. Matt (Valecce) also is working with the first offense, but Dennis will take the start and will go out there and lead us."
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