Official Site of the Boston College Eagles

Aug. 24, 1997

12 Named to BC Hall of Fame

Group to be inducted on September 12

CHESTNUT Hill, Mass. - Former NBA sharpshooter Michael Adams and linebacker Steve DeOssie, a member of the New York Giants' Super Bowl XXV Championship team, head up the list of 12 new members of the Boston College Varsity Club Hall of Fame.

Joining Adams (a 1985 BC graduate) and DeOssie ('83) in BC's latest Hall of Fame class are Mike Evans '68 (football); Ralph King '49 (track and field); Doug MacNeil '91 (baseball); Lou Montgomery '41 (football); Billy O'Dwyer '82 (ice hockey); Terry Shanahan '90 (volleyball); Randy Shrout (sports medicine); Paul Skidmore '79 (ice hockey); Bob Watts '77 (football); and Dave Zumbach '77 (football).

The newest Hall of Famers will be formally inducted at a gala banquet to be held on Friday, September 12 in Conte Forum. The recipients will be introduced in a special halftime ceremony during the Boston College - West Virginia football game the following day.

Thumbnail sketches of the new Hall of Fame members follow:

Michael Adams '85 (Basketball): One of the greatest Eagle basketball players of all time, he was a three-time team captain and three-time All-BIG EAST selection... ranked seventh on the BC career scoring list (1,650) and fourth in assists (475)... second in BIG EAST career steals (275)... recently completed a highly-successful professional basketball career in which he played for the Washington Bullets, Denver Nuggets and Charlotte Hornets... ranked fifth among all NBA three-point scorers and played in the League's 1992 All-Star Game... Michael, who grew up in Hartford, Conn., now resides in Glenwood, Md.

Steve DeOssie '84 (Football); Tri-captain of 1983 Liberty Bowl team (9-2 season record)... 2nd Team All-America... two-time All-East... played in '84 Hula Bowl... led team in tackles with 135 in 1982 and 111 in 1983... as a sophomore, he was BC's co-leader with 122 tackles - including 21 vs. West Virginia and 19 vs. Penn State... became a starter as a true freshman and was in the starting lineup for all four of his varsity seasons... also was the team's long-snapper... BC was 29-16-1 in his varsity career, and went to two Bowls (1982 Tangerine and 1983 Liberty)... 4th round draft selection by Dallas Cowboys in 1984... played five seasons with Cowboys, five more with New York Giants (including '91 Super Bowl champions) and three with New England Patriots... Steve, who is originally from Boston's Roslindale neighborhood, still lives in the Hub.

Mike Evans '68 (Football): His play was so outstanding at center that the BC coaching staff moved Hall of Famer Bob Hyland to guard in his senior year to get Evans into the lineup... a powerful blocker, he was equally adept at pass- and run-blocking...ninth-round draft choice by Philadelphia Eagles where he played from 1969-73... also played for one season in World Football League... a native of Pittsburgh, he presently lives in Media, Pa.

Ralph King '49 (Track & Field): A first-class sprinter, he was a member of the New England championship teams in the indoor and outdoor mile relay events, indoor 45-yard sprint champion and outdoor 100-yard sprint champion... he was the first African-American to captain a varsity sports team at Boston College... originally from Cambridge, Mass., Ralph has been living in Houston, Tex., where he was an executive staff member of the National Conference of Christians and Jews.

Doug MacNeil '91 (Baseball): He hold BC records for strikeouts (244) and innings pitched (282)... three-time All-BIG EAST selection and earned All-America honors in 1989 when he had third lowest earned run average in the nation ((1.60)... captain of '91 BC team that qualified for Conference playoffs.. team MVP in 1990 and 1991... played professional baseball for one year before arm problems forced his retirement... he resides in the Dorchester section of Boston.

Lou Montgomery '41 (Football): An exciting and elusive running back, he was a major offensive contributor to the Boston College teams that earned invitations to the 1940 Cotton Bowl and 1941 Sugar Bowl... tragically, because of the segregation laws of the day, he was not allowed to participate in either game... the native of Brockton, Mass. is deceased.

Billy O'Dwyer '82 (Ice Hockey): A clever passer and powerful shooter, he scored 162 points on 64 goals and 98 assists during his varsity career, and led the team in scoring in both his junior and senior seasons... he was co-captain of the Eagles and an All-New England selection in 1981-82... after graduation, he played professional hockey with the Boston Bruins and Los Angeles Kings... a native of South Boston, Billy and his family now reside in Braintree, Mass. '

Terry Shanahan '90 (Volleyball): A four-year starter who set BC season and career records for "digs", "Kills" and "aces", she was team captain and MVP in both her junior and senior seasons... named "Eagle of the Year" in 1990 as BC's top female senior student-athlete... also excelled in the classroom, and was named a Scholar of the College at BC before entering Harvard Medical School... following her senior year, she was presented the Delta Scholar-Athlete Award as the outstanding female student-athlete in the nation... Terry is the first volleyball player to be elected to the BC Hall of Fame.... a native of Madison, Wis. she has subsequently graduated from Harvard Medical School and now resides in Natick, Mass.

Randy Shrout (Sports Medicine): Head Athletic Trainer from 1977 to 1986 and Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine from 1986 until 1997, he organized and administered BC's athletic training staff for 33 sports and more than 700 student-athletes for 20 years... as head football trainer, he was a member of seven BC Bowl teams, and as head basketball trainer, was involved with 12 Eagle teams than participated in post-season play... a native of Rockland, Maine, Randy currently resides in Powell, Ohio, where he is on the athletic staff at Ohio State University.

Paul Skidmore '79 (Ice Hockey): A mervelously talented goaltender, he was a two-time All-East and All-New England pick , and helped lead the Eagles into the finals of the 1978 NCAA Championship... set the all-time Eagle career save mark with 2,761... he was an alternate team captain as a senior... MVP of the 1976 Beanpot Tournament and named outstanding goaltender in both 1976 and 1979 Beanpots... played professional hockey in the St. Louis Blues organization.... a Long Island native from Holtsville, N.Y., Paul now lives in Salt Lake City.

Bob Watts '77 (Football): A tremendously talented athlete, he was an All-East football linebacker as a senior and also a member of BC's record-setting 400-Meter Relay track team... played in both the Senior Bowl and East-West Shrine game... a third-round draft choice of the NFL's New Orleans Saints, he also played four seasons with the Oakland Raiders... originally from New York City, Bob presently resides in Oakland, Cal.

Dave Zumbach '77 (Football): A top-flight wide receiver, he set BC career pass-catching record of 113 catches... record stood for nearly 10 years until broken by fellow Hall of Famer Brian Brennan... his 43 catches in 1974 was second highest ever at BC at the time... known for his technical perfection and excellent hands... played briefly with New Orleans Saints... Dave, who hails from Taylor, Pa., currently lives in the Boston area.