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March 26, 2001

#22 Doug Flutie 1981-84

  • Awarded 1984 Heisman Trophy Award Winner making him the most outstanding player in college football that year
  • Holds all time college career passing record with 10,579 yards and all time career total offensive record (11,054 yards)
  • Lead the Eagles in touchdowns scored in a season with 27 (1984), in a game (6 in 1984) and is second in career touchdowns with 67
  • Threw the 48 yard touchdown pass to beat the Miami Hurricanes 47-45 which came to be known as the most famous three seconds in BC Football history

    #68 Mike Ruth 1982-1985

  • Inducted into the Varsity Club Hall of Fame in 1993
  • Received the Outland Trophy in 1985 for outstanding interior lineman in the nation
  • Consensus First Team all America in 1985, Walter Camp all America and All East selection 1984

    Charles O'Rourke 1938-40

  • Scored one of the biggest BC touchdowns in the 1941 Sugar Bowl with minutes left, ran for 24 yards to edge out Tennessee with a 19-13 victory for the Eagles
  • "Chuckin" Charlie scored the winning touchdown against Georgetown in 140 to end their three year winning streak
  • Inducted into the Varsity Club Hall of Fame 1970
  • Nation Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Inductee 1972
  • Part of the 1941 Sugar Bowl champions with an undefeated season of 11-0

    Louis Urban 1916-17, 19-20

  • Member of the 1920 perfect 8-0 season and the school's first "Eastern Championship"
  • Inducted into the Varsity Club Hall of Fame 1970
  • Consensus First Team All America 1920

    Mike Holovak 1940-42 Coach 1951-59

  • Despite a loss Holovak scored all three Eagles touchdowns and averaged 15.8 yards for every time he touched the football in the 1943 Orange Bowl
  • Ranked 6th for the Eagles in touchdowns with 23 throughout his career and 10 in rushing with 2011 yards
  • Fullback for the undefeated 1941 Sugar Bowl Championship team
  • National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Inductee 1985
  • Consensus First team all American 1942
  • Record of 49-29-3 in his nine season coaching the Eagles
  • Inducted into the Varsity Club Hall of Fame in 1970

    Tony Thurman 1981-85

  • Received the Eddie O'Mellia Memorial Award in 1982 which is presented to the outstanding player of the annual Boston College-Holy Cross Football Game
  • Appeared in the Hula Bowl in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Selected Consensus First Team All American and Walter Camp All-American in 1984 and All East
  • Inducted into the Varsity Club Hall of Fame in 1992

    Art Donovan 1946-49

  • Inducted into the Varsity Club Hall of Fame in 1970
  • Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductee
  • After the Eagles played in the NFL for the Baltimore Colts, Dallas Texans and New York Yanks

    William J. Flynn 1936-38 Athletic Director 1957-1991

  • Spent seven decades with Boston College athletics as a student-athlete, faculty member, coach and athletic director
  • The William J. Flynn Fund was established in his name in 1998, replacing the Blue Chips, as a means by which individuals can support Boston College Athletics
  • Received the Distinguished American Award in 1985. This award is presented by the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame to those who have made significant contributions and displayed leadership over time for the advancement of amateur football