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 John Kissell
John Kissell
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John Kissell '50

- A native of Nashua, N.H., Kissell was a three-year standout on the Eagles' football team.

- A towering defensive lineman, he was a member of the 1942 team that faced Alabama in the Orange Bowl.

- He then served three years in the Army during World War II before returning to Boston College for the 1946 and 1947 seasons.

- He then made his mark in the professional level, distinguishing himself as one of the NFL's premier defensive lineman. He was selected to the Cleveland Browns all-time team.

- Inducted into the Boston College Varsity Club Athletic Hall of Fame in 1999.