Vito Ananis was a very productive running back and was a key member of the 1939 football team that won nine of 10 regular season games and earned Boston College’s first post-season invitation for the 1940 Cotton Bowl. 

He scored 12 touchdowns in his senior season, the second highest of any Eastern player. He was named All-East and All- America for his excellent play. He was a member of the College All-Star team that defeated the New York Giants in 1940 and later played professional football with the Boston Bears and Washington Redskins.

Vito attended Rindge Technical High School where he excelled in athletics, most notably football, but also track, basketball, and hockey. Vito was recognized as an All-Scholastic football player and was considered by many as the outstanding back in the first half of the twentieth century at Rindge.