Boston College Quarterback Dedicates 2016 Season to Harambe

'The realist there ever was.'
Photo via iStock/IlexImage

Photo via iStock/IlexImage

The Boston College Eagles had a lousy season last year, but there’s reason to believe the 2016 campaign will be one for the record books.

Quarterback Patrick Towles, a 6-foot-5 native of Ft. Thomas, Kentucky, has dedicated this year’s season to Harambe, the Western lowland gorilla shot and killed by zookeepers at the Cincinnati Zoo in May after a three-year-old boy had fallen into his enclosure. Harambe has since gained Internet immortality, from Deflategate protesters claiming NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was responsible for the gorilla’s death, to actor Danny Trejo declaring his support for, well, a certain movement honoring Harambe’s memory.

In an Instagram post, Towles declared Harambe the “realist [sic] there ever was.”

Dedicating this season to the realist there ever was… #RIPHARAMBE

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Boston College won just three games last year and lost every conference matchup. But not this year. No, the Eagles will have a special friend up there, guiding them to victory.


Kyle Scott Clauss Kyle Clauss, Digital News Writer at Boston Magazine bmagdigital+kclauss@gmail.com