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The Boston College
Boston College
Eagles football team represents Boston College
Boston College
in the sport of American football. The Eagles compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Atlantic Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). Begun in 1892, Boston
Boston
College's football team was one of six "Major College" football programs in New England
New England
as designated by NCAA classifications, starting in 1938.[2] By 1981, and for the remainder of the twentieth century, BC was New England's sole Division I-A program.[3] It has amassed a 632–454–37 record and is 99–54 since the turn of the 21st century. Steve Addazio is currently the team's head coach. Boston College
Boston College
is one of only two Catholic universities that field a team in the Football Bowl Subdivision, the other being Notre Dame. The Eagles' home games are played at Alumni Stadium
Alumni Stadium
on the Boston College
Boston College
campus in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. In addition to success on the gridiron, Boston College
Boston College
football teams are consistently ranked among the nation's best for academic achievement[4] and graduation.[5] In 2005, 2006 and 2007, the football team's Academic Progress Rate was the highest of any school that finished the season ranked in the AP or ESPN/ USA Today
USA Today
Coaches' polls.

Contents

1 History

1.1 Early history (1893–1950) 1.2 Mike Holovak
Mike Holovak
era (1951–1959) 1.3 Ernie Hefferle
Ernie Hefferle
era (1960–1961) 1.4 Jim Miller era (1962–1967) 1.5 Joe Yukica era (1968–1977) 1.6 Ed Chlebek era (1978–1980) 1.7 Jack Bicknell era (1981–1990) 1.8 Tom Coughlin
Tom Coughlin
era (1991–1993) 1.9 Dan Henning era (1994–1996) 1.10 Tom O'Brien era (1997–2006) 1.11 Jeff Jagodzinski era (2007–2008) 1.12 Frank Spaziani
Frank Spaziani
era (2009–2012) 1.13 Steve Addazio era (2013–present)

2 Conference affiliations 3 Alumni Stadium 4 Rivalries

4.1 Clemson 4.2 UMass 4.3 Notre Dame 4.4 Syracuse 4.5 Virginia Tech

5 Championships

5.1 National championships 5.2 Division championships 5.3 Conference championship games

6 Bowl games 7 Year-by-year results 8 Coaches

8.1 Current coaching staff 8.2 Head coaches 8.3 Defensive coordinators 8.4 Offensive coordinators 8.5 Assistant head coaches

9 Awards and honors

9.1 Individual award winners 9.2 Consensus All-Americans 9.3 Retired numbers

9.3.1 Retired jerseys

9.4 College Football Hall of Fame 9.5 Conference honors

10 Eagles in the NFL

10.1 "O-Line U"

11 Notable players 12 Future non-conference opponents 13 See also 14 References 15 External links

History[edit] See also: List of Boston College
Boston College
Eagles football seasons Early history (1893–1950)[edit]

Boston College
Boston College
football team, 1893.

In 1892, Boston College
Boston College
President Edward Ignatius Devitt, S.J., grudgingly agreed to the requests of two undergraduates, Joseph F. O'Connell of the class of 1893 and Joseph Drum
Joseph Drum
of the class of 1894, to start a varsity football team. Drum would become the first head coach, albeit an unpaid position and O'Connell was captain. On October 26, 1893, BC played its first official game against the St. John's Literary Institute of Cambridge followed by its first intercollegiate game against MIT. BC won the first game 4–0, but lost 6–0 to MIT. Some of the original team's alumni had particularly significant careers: captain Joseph Drum
Joseph Drum
became the first BC graduate to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, Joseph F. O'Connell
Joseph F. O'Connell
was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, and running back James Carlin became president of the College of the Holy Cross.

Eastern Champions, 1928

In 1920, the Boston College
Boston College
football team adopted the nickname 'Eagles.' The season was capped by a stirring 14-0 victory over Holy Cross before 40,000 fans at Braves Field. The win gave the team a perfect 8-0 season and the school’s first 'Eastern Championship.'[6]

1940 banner

The 1940 season can arguably be called the greatest year in the history of Boston College
Boston College
football. BC's undefeated (11-0) and untied team, captured the 1941 Sugar Bowl
Sugar Bowl
championship and earned the nickname "Team of Destiny".[7][8] Five members of that storied team have been inducted into the National Football Foundation's College Football Hall of Fame: end Eugene Goodreault (50); guard George Kerr (47); center Chet Gladchuk, Sr. (45); fullback Mike Holovak
Mike Holovak
(12); and halfback Charles O'Rourke (13). It included a 19–18 victory over Georgetown before 41,700 fans at sold-out Fenway Park, that was called one of the greatest games ever by famed sportswriter Grantland Rice.[9] Going into the game, the Hoyas had twenty-two consecutive victories spanning three seasons. BC trailed until the third quarter, when a 43-yard touchdown pass from Charlie O'Rourke to Monk Maznicki put the Eagles ahead. With just seconds remaining, BC had the ball on their own nine, fourth down and 18 to go. Georgetown set up to return the Eagles' punt. Instead of punting, O'Rourke scrambled in his own end zone for 45 seconds then took a safety. BC used the free kick to boot the ball far downfield and dashed the Hoyas' three-season unbeaten record. Legendary Coach Frank Leahy, who would go on to cement his legendary status during an eleven-year stint as head coach at Notre Dame, took his undefeated Eagles on to the Sugar Bowl
Sugar Bowl
in New Orleans where they beat Tennessee. A banner on BC's campus commemorating the team uses the phrase "national champions", but Boston College
Boston College
was not awarded a national championship by any of the national polls at the time of the 1940 season. Although BC's claim to a title is not recognized by the NCAA
NCAA
or college football historians in general, one website, the College Football Data Warehouse, claims that selectors named Cliff Morgan and Ray Bryne rated BC #1 in 1940.[10] This web site states that BC's historic 1940 run resulted in a split championship with the University
University
of Minnesota, but it's not clear whether the selectors awarded BC a title at the time of the 1940 season, or if they did so retroactively.[11] The NCAA
NCAA
lists only Minnesota as the national champion in 1940, and does not credit BC with any national championships in football.[12] Mike Holovak
Mike Holovak
era (1951–1959)[edit] Mike Holovak
Mike Holovak
was named head coach of BC in 1951.[13] During his tenure as head coach, the Eagles compiled a 49–29–3 record. Holovak won Coach of the Year honors in 1954 from New England
New England
football writers. Those efforts were good enough to earn him a new four-year contract on November 22, 1955, but even after four more winning seasons - he was fired on December 3, 1959, after a year in which Eagle fans had subjected him to constant verbal abuse.[14] Ernie Hefferle
Ernie Hefferle
era (1960–1961)[edit] Ernie Hefferle, an assistant coach for the NFL's Washington Redskins, was hired as head coach of the Eagles following Holovak's firing. Hefferle's Eagles compiled a record of 7–12–1 in two seasons.[15] However, mounting pressure to win from the alumni and administration led to Hefferle's resignation after the 1961 season.[16] Jim Miller era (1962–1967)[edit] BC hired Jim Miller away from Detroit as its head coach in January 1962.[17] Under Miller, the Eagles compiled a record of 34–24 that included four winning seasons in those six years.[18] Miller resigned after the 1967 season.[19] Joe Yukica era (1968–1977)[edit] New Hampshire head coach Joe Yukica was hired to replace Miller at BC.[20] Yukica's Eagles compiled a 68–37 record, which included eight winning seasons.[21] Yukica left BC after the 1977 season to accept the head football coach position at Dartmouth.[22] Ed Chlebek era (1978–1980)[edit] The Eagles hired Ed Chlebek away from Eastern Michigan to lead its football program in January 1978.[23] Despite a dismal 0–11 record in Chlebek's first season, BC rebounded to compile a 5–6 record in 1979 and a 7–4 record in 1980,[24] leading to a job offer from Kent State to Chlebek, which he accepted.[25] Chlebek's final record at BC is 12–21.[24] Jack Bicknell era (1981–1990)[edit] Jack Bicknell was hired as BC's head coach after previously serving as head coach at Maine.[26] The best player for the Eagles during this time period was quarterback Doug Flutie, who played for Boston
Boston
College from 1981 to 1984. Flutie won the Heisman Trophy in his senior year. He gained national attention on November 23, 1984, when he led the Eagles to victory in a high-scoring, back-and-forth game against incumbent national champion Miami Hurricanes (led by star QB Bernie Kosar). The game was nationally televised on CBS
CBS
the day after Thanksgiving, and had a huge audience. Miami staged a dramatic drive to take the lead, 45–41, in the closing minute of the game. Boston College then took possession at their own 22-yard line with 28 seconds to go. After two passes moved the ball another 30 yards, only six seconds remained on the clock. On the last play of the game, Flutie rolled out right away from the defense and threw a Hail Mary pass
Hail Mary pass
that was caught in the end zone by senior wideout Gerard Phelan, giving BC an insanely miraculous 47–45 win.[27] A persistent urban legend holds that this play essentially clinched the Heisman Trophy, the award given to the best player in college football that year, for Flutie; in fact, the Heisman voting was already complete by the day of the game. It has been called "the greatest moment in college football."[28] In November 2008, Doug Flutie
Doug Flutie
was honored by Boston College with a statue of his famous "Hail Mary" pass to Gerard Phelan to beat Miami.[29] Bicknell's final record at BC is 59–55–1.[30] He was fired after the 1990 season. Tom Coughlin
Tom Coughlin
era (1991–1993)[edit]

Coach Coughlin

Tom Coughlin, wide receivers coach for the NFL's New York Giants, was hired as BC's head coach after Bicknell was fired.[31] Coughlin's Eagles compiled a record of 21–13–1.[32] The highlight of Coughlin's tenure was a 41-39 Eagles victory over top-ranked Notre Dame in 1993,[33] the first time the Eagles had ever defeated the powerhouse Irish and the first and only time in program history that[34] the Eagles had defeated a #1 team. Coughlin, who left BC for the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars,[35] would go on to become head coach of the New York Giants, winning two Super Bowls. Dan Henning era (1994–1996)[edit] BC hired Dan Henning, formerly offensive coordinator for the NFL's Detroit Lions, as its head coach in March 1994.[36] Henning's tenure is remembered for a scandal that occurred during the 1996 season. On October 26, 1996, the Eagles were routed 45-17 by Syracuse. Following the game, head coach Dan Henning got word that several players may have bet against their own team in that game. No one came forward. After the Eagles lost a close game to Pittsburgh a week later, an irate Henning demanded that anyone involved in gambling come forward. He also notified school officials of his suspicions. The resulting inquiry resulted in the suspension of 13 players for the final three games of the season, and eight of them never played another down for the Eagles again.[37][38] As a result of the scandal and a mediocre 16–19–1 record as coach, Henning resigned at the end of the 1996 season.[39] Tom O'Brien era (1997–2006)[edit] In December 1996, BC hired a 1971 Navy graduate and the former Virginia offensive coordinator Tom O'Brien.[40] O'Brien arrived at The Heights with plans to revive the program after the team had been tarnished in the wake of the scandal. With good recruiting skills and a strong coaching staff around him, notably offensive coordinator Dana Bible and defensive coordinator Frank Spaziani, O'Brien turned the program into a consistent top-25 team. The team was also helped by increased exposure on the national stage due to the move to the ACC and, later, improved facilities in the form of the Yawkey Center.[41] Following two mediocre seasons in 1997 (4-7) and 1998 (4-7),[42] O'Brien's vision of a re-built football program began to take shape. In 1999, the Eagles finished the regular season 8–3 including a 31–29 win at Notre Dame Stadium
Notre Dame Stadium
on November 20. BC had earned itself its first bowl berth since being ensnarled in the 1996 gambling scandal. Despite the excitement of its first postseason game in five years, Boston College
Boston College
laid an egg at the Insight.com Bowl
Insight.com Bowl
in Tucson, Arizona, getting squashed by the University
University
of Colorado, 62–28. In 2000 BC finished the regular season at 6–5 with just enough wins to be bowl-eligible and found themselves in Honolulu
Honolulu
for the Aloha Bowl where they downed Arizona State
Arizona State
31–17, giving O'Brien his first bowl victory as head coach.[42] The year 2001 saw Boston College
Boston College
end a 21-game losing streak to ranked opponents when, in the Music City Bowl, the Eagles beat No. 16 Georgia 20–16 to finish at 8–5.[43] But the most memorable moment of the year came in another thrilling game against then-No. 1 Miami at Alumni Stadium. Trailing 12–7 BC stood at the Hurricanes 9-yard-line, poised to win with just over 20 seconds left in the contest, but an interception thrown by Eagles quarterback Brian St. Pierre
Brian St. Pierre
cost the game. St. Pierre threw too low for receiver Ryan Read, and the pass ricocheted off a Miami defender's leg and fell into the hands of defensive back Ed Reed, who returned it 80 yards for a touchdown—preserving a win for the Hurricanes and keeping its hopes alive for a national championship, which they would eventually win. Despite the heartbreaking loss, the season had several highs including running back William Green rushing for 1,559 yards and being the top RB taken in the 2002 NFL Draft; eight wins for the first time since 1993; and finishing the season ranked (No. 21) for the first time since 1994. Over the next few years the team posted respectable win-loss records and continued to win bowl games. In 2002, BC went 9–4 and won the Motor City Bowl, in 2003 they were 8–5 with a victory in the San Francisco Bowl and finished 9–3 in 2004 with a win in the Continental Tire Bowl.[42] The year 2004 would be the Eagles final campaign in the Big East, and it finished the season in a four-way tie atop the league after losing the home finale to Syracuse (thus costing the Eagles a coveted berth in a BCS bowl) — a year in which they closed the season ranked No. 21 in both major polls. On December 6, 2006, O'Brien decided to leave the Eagles and replace Chuck Amato as head coach at NC State.[44] Jeff Jagodzinski era (2007–2008)[edit] O'Brien was replaced by then Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers
offensive coordinator Jeff Jagodzinski.[45] In Jagodzinski's first year, the Eagles were picked to finish 2nd in the Atlantic in the ACC Preseason Poll. The Eagles raced out to a 7–0 start behind the arm of Matt Ryan and a stout, senior-laden defense. The Eagles climbed to #2 in the BCS Standings before squaring off against #8 Virginia Tech on a rainy night at Lane Stadium. The Eagles struggled on offense all night and trailed the Hokies 10–0 late in the 4th quarter. In a miraculous comeback, Ryan threw two touchdown passes in the final 2:11 of game to give BC the victory. Ryan's second touchdown pass, a 24-yard tear-drop pass to a wide open Andre Callender in the back of the end-zone, caused ESPN's Chris Fowler to exclaim " Lane Stadium
Lane Stadium
goes silent!" The come-back win vaulted Ryan into the Heisman discussion. BC clinched the ACC Atlantic Division with yet another dramatic win, this time over rival Clemson. Matt Ryan was once again the hero, finding a wide-open Rich Gunnell for a 43-yard TD pass with 1:46 to go to give the Eagles the 20–17 lead. Clemson's 54-yard FG attempt to tie the game fell short, clinching the victory for Boston
Boston
College. The Eagles eventually lost the ACC Championship Game
ACC Championship Game
to the Hokies. BC played in the Champs Sports Bowl against the Michigan State Spartans, winning 24–21. 2007 marked the second time in Eagle history that the team won 11 games, the other being the undefeated 1940 season. Matt Ryan won the Manning Award and the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, becoming BC's first major award recipient since Mike Ruth won the Outland Trophy
Outland Trophy
in 1985. Ryan finished 7th in the Heisman race, garnering 9 first place votes. Jamie Silva was a Consensus All-American, BC's first since William Green in 2001. The 2008 season saw the Eagles return to the ACC Championship Game, this time behind a defense that ranked 5th in Total Defense. The Eagles fell once again to the Hokies. In both 2007 and 2008, the Eagles had defeated the Hokies in the regular season meeting only to lose in the ACC Championship Game. Following the 2008 season, Jagodzinski was fired for interviewing with the New York Jets.[46] Frank Spaziani
Frank Spaziani
era (2009–2012)[edit]

Coach Spaziani

Frank Spaziani, promoted from defensive coordinator of the Eagles, was hired as BC's head coach in January 2009.[47] Prior to the 2009 season, star LB and reigning ACC Defensive Player of the Year Mark Herzlich was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer.[48] Herzlich was forced to miss the entirety of the 2009 season.[48] Herzlich became an inspirational figure as he battled his way back, earning the Disney's Wide World of Sports Spirit Award, an award presented annually to college football's most inspirational player or team.[48] Boston College
Boston College
created a chapter of Uplifting Athletes to benefit Ewing's Sarcoma research. The chapter participates in an annual "Lift for Life" (where players compete in various physical challenges) to raise money. On October 3, 2009, Herzlich publicly announced on College Gameday that he was cancer-free. Herzlich completed the comeback when he took the field once again on September 4, 2010, against Weber State.[48] It was announced on December 1, 2009, that the Boston College
Boston College
football team, along with 29 other athletic programs on campus, would officially switch its athletic outfitter from Reebok
Reebok
to Under Armour.[49] On July 1, 2010, BC became the tenth Football Bowl Subdivision team to wear uniforms from the Baltimore-based outfitter, joining Auburn, Hawaii, Maryland, North Texas, South Carolina, South Florida, Texas Tech and Utah.[50] In 2011, the Eagles finished 4–8 and failed to qualify for a bowl for the first time in 12 years. Following the 2011 season, junior LB Luke Kuechly
Luke Kuechly
won the Butkus Award,[51] the Lombardi Award, the Lott Trophy, and the Bronko Nagurski Trophy. Kuechly is the first Eagle to win these awards. Offensive Coordinator Doug Martin was brought in by head coach Frank Spaziani
Frank Spaziani
prior to the beginning of the 2012 season, but upon finishing 2-10 Spaziani was fired.[52] Steve Addazio era (2013–present)[edit] Spaziani was replaced by Steve Addazio, formerly head coach at Temple.[53] In 2013, Coach Addazio led the Eagles to an impressive turnaround season, finishing the regular season bowl-eligible with a 7–5 record.[54] Senior running-back Andre Williams became only the 16th player in NCAA
NCAA
history to run for over 2,000 yards, winning the Doak Walker Award
Doak Walker Award
and finishing 4th in the Heisman Trophy voting.[55] He was named a unanimous All-American. In addition, he was a unanimous first team All-ACC selection and a finalist for the Walter Camp Award. Williams set multiple school records, breaking nearly every single-season rushing record and many career-rushing records but also included the single-game rushing record at 339 yards against NC State as well as tying the single-game scoring record at 5 rushing TD's in a game against Army.[55] The Eagles played the Arizona Wildcats in the 2013 Independence Bowl, losing by a score of 42–19 to finish the season at 7–6 (4–4 ACC).[56] Andre Williams finished with 2,177 yards rushed on the season, good for 5th most all-time in the NCAA.[56] In his second year, Addazio led the Eagles to a consecutive 7–5 regular season, their second bowl-eligible season in as many years. With many key players having graduated, including Heisman finalist Andre Williams, quarterback Chase Rettig, wide receiver Alex Amidon, and linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis, Addazio helped replace some lost production with graduate transfer quarterback Tyler Murphy, who was recruited by Addazio at Florida, as well as converting backup quarterback Josh Bordner to the wide receiver position. The running back core went from a single back (Williams) to a group of five threats: sophomores Myles Willis and Tyler Rouse, true freshman Jonathan Hilliman and Sherm Allston, as well as Tyler Murphy himself, who was more dangerous with his legs than his arm during the season. Murphy finished the season leading all quarterbacks in the league with 1,184 yards rushing, breaking the school record for most rushing yards by a quarterback, previously held by Doug Flutie. The season was highlighted by a historic upset victory over 9th ranked USC, in which Murphy rushed for 191 yards in the 37–31 victory. The Eagles nearly managed another two upsets against Clemson and Florida State, but came up just short in both games. Boston College
Boston College
played Penn State in the 2014 Pinstripe Bowl, losing in overtime 31–30 to finish the season 7–6 (4–4 ACC). Conference affiliations[edit]

Independent (1892–1972) Division I Independent (1973–1977) Division I-A Independent (1978–1990) Big East Conference (1991–2004) Atlantic Coast Conference
Atlantic Coast Conference
(2005–present)

Alumni Stadium[edit] Main article: Alumni Stadium Since 1957, Alumni Stadium
Alumni Stadium
has been the home of the Eagles. Located on BC's Lower Campus, the stadium has a capacity of 44,500. In 2005, the Yawkey Athletics Center
Yawkey Athletics Center
was constructed at the north end-zone side of the stadium. The Yawkey Center houses the football offices and weight room. A replica of Doug Flutie's 1984 Heisman Trophy is on display in the BC football museum on the first floor of the Center. Rivalries[edit] Clemson[edit] Main article: O'Rourke–McFadden Trophy The Eagles and Clemson Tigers first played each other in the Cotton Bowl at the end of the 1939 season, a game won by the Tigers. The schools played 11 more times until 1960. When BC joined the ACC in 2005, the games between the Eagles and the Tigers were especially memorable. Both the 2005 and 2006 games went to overtime and the 2007 game featured late-game heroics from Matt Ryan in a division-clinching victory. Starting in 2008, the Boston College
Boston College
Gridiron Club created the O'Rourke-McFadden Trophy to honor the friendly rivalry between the Eagles and the Tigers.[57] The trophy is named after BC's Charlie O'Rourke and Clemson's Banks McFadden, star players of their respective teams when the Eagles and Tigers first played in the 1940 Cotton Bowl. The MVP of the game receives a replica leather helmet. Montel Harris was named the MVP of the 2010 meeting. Clemson currently leads the all-time series 13–9–2.[when?][citation needed] UMass[edit]

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BC and UMass are in-state rivals. The first game played between the two schools took place in 1899 and was played at a neutral location. Boston College
Boston College
won 18–0.[58] At the time, UMass was known as Massachusetts Agricultural College. The relative proximity between the schools encouraged them to schedule additional matches in the subsequent years. BC and UMass met again in Amherst, Massachusetts
Amherst, Massachusetts
in 1901, 1902, and 1912, with UMass winning all three contests before the series was halted.[58] The two universities did not meet again on the football field until 1966, when they began a seventeen-year series in which the teams would play each other in the last week of UMass' football season. UMass was in a lower division than BC during the entirety of the rivalry. As such, Boston College
Boston College
dominated the stretch, winning fifteen of the seventeen games, routinely blowing out the overmatched Minutemen. After 22 years, the rivalry was renewed as UMass traveled to Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts to play Boston College
Boston College
once again. UMass was yet again outmatched, losing 29–7. The universities agreed to play two more times over the next seven years, and Boston College
Boston College
won both games easily. In April 2011, UMass announced plans to join the Mid-American Conference and move up to the NCAA
NCAA
Football Bowl Subdivision, the highest level of college football in the country. Boston College
Boston College
had been a member of this division for decades, and there was much speculation that the two schools may cultivate a renewal of the rivalry. This was confirmed when it was reported in September, 2011, that they had agreed to play a three-game biannual series beginning in 2014.[59] Two of the games will be played at BC's Alumni Stadium
Alumni Stadium
and the other will be held at Gillette Stadium. Notre Dame[edit] Main article: Holy War ( Boston College
Boston College
vs. Notre Dame) See also: Frank Leahy
Frank Leahy
Memorial Bowl, Ireland Trophy, and Notre Dame Fighting Irish football rivalries §  Boston
Boston
College In recent years, Notre Dame has become one of BC's football rivals. Today, ND is the only other Catholic university playing NCAA
NCAA
Division I FBS football. The match up was dubbed the "Holy War" in 1975, and has acquired a number of other nicknames over the years. The two teams battle for the Frank Leahy
Frank Leahy
Memorial Bowl and the Ireland Trophy. The Eagles and the Fighting Irish have met once in the postseason; Notre Dame defeated Boston College
Boston College
in the 1983 Liberty Bowl
Liberty Bowl
by a score of 19–18. Boston College
Boston College
will host in 2017 and 2025, and Notre Dame will host in 2019 and 2022, as well as hosting the neutral site game at Fenway Park
Fenway Park
in 2015.[60] Notre Dame currently leads the all-time series 14–9.[when?][citation needed] Syracuse[edit] Main article: Boston
Boston
College–Syracuse football rivalry With the exception of Holy Cross, no team has played Boston
Boston
College more than the Syracuse Orange. The teams first played in 1924 and started playing an annual game in 1961. In 2004, the Eagles last year in the Big East, the Orange pulled off a surprising upset that kept the Eagles from going to their first BCS game. BC's departure from the Big East put the future of the rivalry in doubt. However, the Eagles and the Orange agreed to play an annual out-of-conference game through 2021. In 2010, the Eagles won the first meeting between the schools since 2004 by a score of 16–7. In September 2011, the ACC announced that they had accepted bids by Syracuse and Pitt to become the 13th and 14th members of the ACC.[61] Syracuse's admission into the ACC in 2013 reignited this storied rivalry. In both school's final regular season game, Boston College
Boston College
had a chance to return the favor from 2004, and prevent the 5-6 Orange from becoming bowl-eligible. Despite the Eagles taking a 31-27 lead with nearly 2 minutes and no time-outs remaining, Syracuse managed to score a touchdown with 6 seconds left, sealing the win and their 6th of the season, becoming the 11th ACC bowl-eligible team of the year. The Eagles returned the favor the following year, winning a 28–7 contest in Chestnut Hill on senior day. Syracuse currently leads the all-time series 29–19.[when?][citation needed] Virginia Tech[edit] Main article: Boston
Boston
College–Virginia Tech football rivalry BC and Virginia Tech first played in 1993 and have played every year since, except for 2004. Now both in the ACC, two schools are cross-division rivals, meaning they play each other every year despite not being in the same division. The schools played each other twice in one season in both 2007 and 2008; in both years, the Eagles won the regular season meeting while Hokies won the rematch in the ACC Championship Game. Virginia Tech is famed for its seeming invincibility in Thursday night games at Lane Stadium. Since 1994, the Hokies are 11–3 at home on Thursday nights. The Eagles delivered 2 of those 3 losses and until 2009 were the only team to beat Virginia Tech at Lane Stadium
Lane Stadium
on a Thursday night.[62] The 2007 Thursday night meeting between the Eagles and Hokies was undoubtedly the most exciting game of the rivalry. Matt Ryan led the #2 Eagles to an improbable comeback, scoring 2 TDs in the final 2:11 of the game to give BC a 14–10 victory over the #8 Virginia Tech. Virginia Tech currently leads the all-time series 18–8.[when?][citation needed] Championships[edit] National championships[edit] Boston College
Boston College
claims one national championship (1940) on the basis of selections by Cliff Morgan and Ray Byrne; the AP Poll voted BC No. 5 in 1940. (The Coaches Poll did not come into existence until 1950.)[citation needed]

Year Coach Selector Record Bowl

1940 Frank Leahy Various 11–0 Won Sugar

Division championships[edit] See also: Atlantic Coast Conference
Atlantic Coast Conference
§ Divisions Divisional play began in the Atlantic Coast Conference
Atlantic Coast Conference
at the start of the 2005 football season following BC's inclusion in the conference. BC earned a share of the ACC Atlantic Division
ACC Atlantic Division
title in 2005 and in 2008. Florida State represented the division in the inaugural ACC Championship Game by virtue of the head-to-head tiebreaker in 2005, while BC represented the Atlantic in 2008.

Game Division Overall record Conference record

2005† ACC Atlantic 9–3 5–3

2007 ACC Atlantic 11–3 6–2

2008† ACC Atlantic 9–5 5–3

† Denotes co-champions

Conference championship games[edit] See also: ACC Championship Game Boston College
Boston College
has appeared in the ACC Championship Game
ACC Championship Game
as the winner of the Atlantic Division twice. BC has come up short in both games at the hands of the Virginia Tech Hokies, 16–30 in 2007 and 12–30 the following season.

Year Division Opponent ACC CG result

2007 ACC Atlantic Virginia Tech L 16–30

2008 ACC Atlantic Virginia Tech L 12–30

Bowl games[edit] Main article: List of Boston College
Boston College
Eagles bowl games Boston College
Boston College
has been to 26 bowl games, currently holding a 14–12 record. The Eagles posted an 8-game bowl winning streak from 2000 to 2007 and went to 12 consecutive bowl games from 1999 to 2010. BC's 8-game bowl win streak was the nation's longest active streak before it was snapped in 2008.[63] The 12-year streak was tied with Oklahoma for the 6th longest active streak in country.[64] The Eagles recently broke their 5 bowl-game losing streak in 2016 with a 36–30 victory over former ACC foe Maryland. Year-by-year results[edit] Main article: List of Boston College
Boston College
Eagles football seasons Coaches[edit] Current coaching staff[edit]

Name Position Season at Boston
Boston
College

Steve Addazio Head coach 4th

Scot Loeffler Offensive Coordinator 2nd

Jim Reid Defensive Coordinator 2nd

Paul Pasqualoni Defensive Line 2nd

Justin Frye Offensive Line 3rd

Ricky Brown Outside Linebackers 2nd

Anthony Campanile Defensive Backs 2nd

Rich Gunnell Wide Receivers 2nd

Frank Leonard Tight Ends 3rd

Brian White Running Backs 2nd

Frank Piraino Strength & Conditioning 3rd

Head coaches[edit]

Years Coach Record Pct.

1893 Joseph Drum 3–3–0 .500

1894 William Nagle 1–6–0 .143

1895 Joseph Lawless 2–4–2 .250

1896 Frank Carney 5–3–0 .625

1897–1899, 1901 John Dunlop 15–17–2 .441

1902 Arthur White 0–7–1 .000

1908 Joe Reilly
Joe Reilly
& Joe Kenney 2–4–2 .250

1909 Thomas H. Maguire[65] 3–4–1 .375

1910 James Hart 0–4–2 .000

1911 Joseph Courtney 0–7–0 .000

1912–1913 William Joy 6–7–2 .400

1914–1915 Stephen Mahoney 8–8–0 .500

1916–1917 Charles Brickley 12–4–0 .750

1918 Frank Morrissey 5–2–0 .714

1919–1926 Frank Cavanaugh 48–14–5 .716

1927 D. Leo Daley 4–4–0 .500

1928–1934 Joe McKenney 44–18–3 .677

1935 Dinny McNamara
Dinny McNamara
/ Harry Downes 3–1–0 / 3–2–0 .667

1936–1938 Gil Dobie 16–6–5 .593

1939–1940 Frank Leahy 20–2–0 .909

1941–1942 Denny Myers 35–27–4 .530

1943–1945 Moody Sarno 11–7–1 .579

1946–1950 Denny Myers 35–27–4 .530

1951–1959 Mike Holovak 49–29–3 .605

1960–1961 Ernie Hefferle 7–12–1 .350

1962–1967 Jim Miller 34–24–0 .586

1968–1977 Joe Yukica 68–37–0 .648

1978–1980 Ed Chlebek 12–21–0 .364

1981–1990 Jack Bicknell 59–55–1 .513

1991–1993 Tom Coughlin 21–13–1 .600

1994–1996 Dan Henning 16–19–1 .444

1997–2006 Tom O'Brien 75–45–0 .625

2006 Frank Spaziani
Frank Spaziani
(interim) 1–0 1.000

2007–2008 Jeff Jagodzinski 20–8–0 .714

2009–2012 Frank Spaziani 21–29–0 .420

2013–present Steve Addazio 23-27-0 .460

Defensive coordinators[edit]

2016–Present: Jim Reid 2013–2016: Don Brown 2009–2012: Bill McGovern 1999–2009: Frank Spaziani 1997–1998: Tim Rose 1996: Phil Elmassian 1995: Bill McGovern 1994: Jim Reid 1991–1994: Steve Szabo 1981–1990: None 1980: Dave Brazil 1969–1972: John Petercuskie

Offensive coordinators[edit]

2016–Present: Scot Loeffler 2015: Todd Fitch 2013–2014: Ryan Day[66] 2012: Doug Martin 2011: Dave Brock (interim) 2011: Kevin Rogers 2009–2011: Gary Tranquill 2007–2008: Steve Logan 1999–2006: Dana Bible 1997–1998: Jeff Jagodzinski 1996: none 1994–1995: Dirk Koetter 1991–1993: Gary Crowton 1990: Dick Curl 1984–1989: Sam Timer 1981–1983: Tom Coughlin

Assistant head coaches[edit]

Jack Heaphy: 1926 Joe McKenney: 1927 Dinny McNamara: 1933 Edward McKeever: 1939–1940 Jerry Petercuskie: 1997–2006 Jack Bicknell, Jr.: 2007–2008

Awards and honors[edit] Individual award winners[edit]

Heisman Trophy

Doug Flutie
Doug Flutie
– 1984

Maxwell Award

Doug Flutie
Doug Flutie
– 1984

Walter Camp Award

Doug Flutie
Doug Flutie
– 1984

Davey O'Brien Award

Doug Flutie
Doug Flutie
– 1984

Outland Trophy

Mike Ruth – 1985

Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award

Matt Ryan – 2007

Manning Award

Matt Ryan – 2007

Disney's Wide World of Sports Spirit Award

Mark Herzlich
Mark Herzlich
– 2009

Butkus Award

Luke Kuechly
Luke Kuechly
– 2011

Lombardi Award

Luke Kuechly
Luke Kuechly
– 2011

Lott Trophy

Luke Kuechly
Luke Kuechly
– 2011

Bronko Nagurski Trophy

Luke Kuechly
Luke Kuechly
– 2011

Doak Walker Award

Andre Williams – 2013

Consensus All-Americans[edit] Main article: College Football All-America Team Boston College
Boston College
has had 12 consensus All-Americans.

Luke Urban
Luke Urban
– 1920 Gene Goodreault
Gene Goodreault
– 1940 Mike Holovak
Mike Holovak
– 1942 Doug Flutie
Doug Flutie
– 1984 Tony Thurman – 1984 Mike Ruth – 1985 Pete Mitchell – 1994 Mike Cloud – 1998 William Green – 2001 Jamie Silva – 2007 Luke Kuechly
Luke Kuechly
– 2010, 2011 Andre Williams – 2013

Doug Flutie
Doug Flutie
('84), Luke Kuechly
Luke Kuechly
('10), and Andre Williams ('13) were all unanimous selections. Retired numbers[edit]

No. Player Pos. Career

22 Doug Flutie QB 1981-84

68 Mike Ruth L 1982-85

Retired jerseys[edit] The Eagles have retired eight jerseys:[67]

Art Donovan
Art Donovan
(1946–49) Bill Flynn (1936–38) Mike Holovak
Mike Holovak
(1940–42) Charlie O'Rourke (1938–40) Tony Thurman (1981–85) Luke Urban
Luke Urban
(1916–17, 1919–20) Luke Kuechly
Luke Kuechly
(2009–11) Matt Ryan (2004–07)

College Football Hall of Fame[edit] Six former BC players and three former coaches have been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. Five players from the 1940 "Team of Destiny", as well as the coach, are among the inductees. (Year Inducted)

Gil Dobie
Gil Dobie
– Coach (1951) Frank Cavanaugh – Coach (1954) Frank Leahy
Frank Leahy
– Coach (1970) Charlie O'Rourke – QB (1972) Chet Gladchuk – C (1975) Gene Goodreault
Gene Goodreault
– E (1982) George Kerr – G (1984) Mike Holovak
Mike Holovak
– FB (1985) Doug Flutie
Doug Flutie
– QB (2007)

Conference honors[edit]

Big East Offensive Player of the Year

Glenn Foley – 1993

Big East Defensive Player of the Year

Mathias Kiwanuka
Mathias Kiwanuka
– 2004

Big East Rookie of the Year

Brian Toal – 2004

ACC Player of the Year

Matt Ryan – 2007

ACC Offensive Player of the Year

Matt Ryan – 2007

ACC Defensive Player of the Year

Mark Herzlich
Mark Herzlich
– 2008 Luke Kuechly
Luke Kuechly
– 2011

ACC Rookie of the Year

A.J. Dillon – 2017

ACC Offensive Rookie of the Year

A.J. Dillon – 2017

ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year

Luke Kuechly
Luke Kuechly
– 2009

ACC Jacobs Blocking Trophy

Josh Beekman – 2006

Brian Piccolo Award

Mark Herzlich
Mark Herzlich
– 2010

Eagles in the NFL[edit]

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Among the more notable active former Eagles: Matt Ryan '07 (Falcons), Mark Herzlich
Mark Herzlich
'11 (Giants), and Luke Kuechly
Luke Kuechly
'12 (Panthers). Since 2000, the Eagles have had 35 players selected in the NFL Draft. Of those picks, 8 were first round selections. BC had consecutive top 10 picks in 2008 and 2009; Matt Ryan was selected 3rd overall by the Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons
in 2008 and B. J. Raji
B. J. Raji
was selected 9th overall by the Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers
in 2009. Luke Kuechly
Luke Kuechly
is the most recent Eagle to be drafted in the first round, selected by the Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers
with the 9th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. "O-Line U"[edit] The Eagles have a reputation of producing high-quality NFL Offensive Linemen, earning the school the nickname "O-Line U".[68] Notable alums of O-Line U include Tom Nalen
Tom Nalen
'93 (5x Pro Bowl
Pro Bowl
Selection, 2x Super Bowl Champion), Ron Stone '92 (3x Pro Bowl
Pro Bowl
Selection, 2x Super Bowl Champion), Damien Woody
Damien Woody
'98 (1x Pro Bowl
Pro Bowl
Selection, 2x Super Bowl Champion), Dan Koppen
Dan Koppen
'02 (1x Pro Bowl
Pro Bowl
Selection, 2x Super Bowl Champion), and Chris Snee
Chris Snee
'03 (3x Pro Bowl
Pro Bowl
Selection, 2x Super Bowl Champion). The university's football program has long produced notable draft picks as well, seemingly year after year. Offensive linemen have admitted to taking pride in continuing the tradition for younger players after a player has been drafted.

1980: OT Karl Swanke (Round 6, Pick 143) Played 84 Games[69] 1983: OT Gary Kowalski (Round 6, Pick 144) Played 58 Games 1985: OG Mark MacDonald (Round 5, Pick 115) Played 44 Games 1987: OG Steve Trapilo (Round 4, Pick 96) Played 57 Games 1988: C Dave Widell (Round 4, Pick 94) Played 156 Games 1989: OT Joe Wolf
Joe Wolf
(Round 1, Pick 17) Played 94 Games and OG Doug Widell (Round 2, Pick 41) Played 134 Games 1993: OG Ron Stone (Round 4, Pick 96) Played 174 Games 1994: C Tom Nalen
Tom Nalen
(Round 7, Pick 218) Played 194 Games 1996: OG Pete Kendall
Pete Kendall
(Round 1, Pick 21) Played 189 Games 1999: C Damien Woody
Damien Woody
(Round 1, Pick 17) Played 173 Games and OG Doug Brzezinski (Round 3, Pick 64) Played 73 Games 2001: OG Paul Zukauskas (Round 7, Pick 203) Played 43 Games 2002: OT Marc Colombo
Marc Colombo
(Round 1, Pick 29) Played 111 Games 2003: C Dan Koppen
Dan Koppen
(Round 5, Pick 164) Played 136 Games 2004: OG Chris Snee
Chris Snee
(Round 2, Pick 34) Played 138 Games 2006: OT Jeremy Trueblood (Round 2, Pick 59) Played 101 Games 2008: OT Gosder Cherilus
Gosder Cherilus
(Round 1, Pick 17) Played 75 Games 2010: C Matt Tennant (Round 5, Pick 158) 2011: OT Anthony Castonzo
Anthony Castonzo
(Round 1, Pick 22) 2015: OG Ian Silberman
Ian Silberman
(Round 6, Pick 190) and C Andy Gallik (Round 6, Pick 208)

Notable players[edit] This sports-related list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it. See also: Category: Boston College
Boston College
Eagles football players

Josh Beekman Will Blackmon John Bosa Paul Boudreau Stephen Boyd Ron Brace Tim Bulman Anthony Castonzo Gosder Cherilus Mark Chmura Mike Cloud Marc Colombo Bill Cronin Bill Cronin Jack Cronin Anthony DiCosmo Art Donovan Jo-Lonn Dunbar Kasim Edebali Darren Flutie Doug Flutie Glenn Foley Nate Freese Robert Francois Antonio Garay William Green Gary Gulman Matt Hasselbeck Tim Hasselbeck Mark Herzlich Chris Hovan Al Louis-Jean Pete Kendall Luke Kuechly Mathias Kiwanuka Dan Koppen Mike Mamula Mike Mayock Pete Mitchell Tom Nalen Joe Nash Okechukwu Okoroha Gerard Phelan Kevin Pierre-Louis Quinton Porter B. J. Raji Alex Riley Bill Romanowski Mike Ruth Matt Ryan Sean Ryan Jamie Silva Fred Smerlas Chris Snee Brian St. Pierre Karl Swanke Matt Tennant Jeremy Trueblood Tom Waddle Lenny Walls Andre Williams Damien Woody Paul Zukauskas

Future non-conference opponents[edit] Announced schedules as of May 9, 2017[70]

2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 2029

at Northern Illinois vs UMass vs Kansas vs Holy Cross at UMass vs Rutgers at UConn at Missouri vs Notre Dame vs Rutgers at Rutgers vs Stanford at Stanford

vs Notre Dame vs Holy Cross at Rutgers vs Ohio at Temple vs UMass

at Ohio State vs Ohio State

vs Central Michigan at Purdue at Notre Dame at Kansas vs Missouri vs UConn

at UConn (Fenway Park) vs Temple vs Richmond vs Purdue

at Notre Dame

See also[edit]

Thomas F. Scanlan Memorial Trophy Lambert-Meadowlands Trophy

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