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 Anthony Cannava
Anthony Cannava
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Anthony "Al" Cannava '50

- One of the greatest Eagle running backs of the 1940's, he averaged more than five yards per carry in his dynamic varsity career.

- Named winner of the O'Melia Award as outstanding player in the 1949 BC-Holy Cross game, rushing for 229 yards to lead the Eagles to victory.

- New England football writers selected him the outstanding player in the region in his senior year.

- Was the starting running back for the North squad in the 1949 North-South All-Star game and after graduation, he played professional football with the NFL's Green Bay Packers.

- Inducted into the Boston College Varsity Club Athletic Hall of Fame in 1984.