Fred Willis '71
- A hard-running halfback, he was the first Eagle rusher to surpass 1,000 yards rushing in a single season when he raced for 1,107 in his senior year. He was voted All-America and All-East for his superlative football talent.
- Established a career rushing mark with 2,115 yards in just three varsity seasons. He played in the Senior Bowl and Blue- Gray Game following his collegiate career.
- Played professional football with the Cincinnati Bengals and Houston Oilers, winning All-Pro honors several times and establishing a pass receiving record for running backs in the American Football Conference.
- Inducted into the Boston College Varsity Club Athletic Hall of Fame in 1977.