Hoffman returns to St. Joseph Regional in N.J.; St. Pierre returns to St. John's Prep in Mass.
Ended his career third on the all-time Boston College passing list with 5,837 yards - behind only Doug Flutie (10,579 yards) and Glenn Foley (10,039 yards)...also third on the all-time touchdowns list with 48 career TDs...his 2,983 yards this past season ranks as the sixth-most passing yards ever in a single season at Boston College...capped his career with his best game ever in BC's 51-26 win over Toledo in the Motor City Bow - 25-of-35 for 342 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions..."Saint" was voted tri-captain (along with Vinny Ciurciu and Antonio Garay) by his teammates prior to the season...started every game...ranked in the top three all year in the BIG EAST in total offense and passing average per game...19 of 33 for 239 yards and three touchdowns against Connecticut...went 22 of 36 for 260 yards and a touchdown vs. Stanford...connected on 14 of 24 for 138 yards vs. Miami in the Orange Bowl...had a career-best day vs. Central Michigan; 25-of-35 for 314 yards and three touchdowns, including a 31-yard TD pass to Jamal Burke...16-of-30 for 232 yards, including a 40-yarder, but threw three interceptions vs. Virginia Tech...on 17 of 25 attempts for 274 yards and three touchdowns vs. Navy...all three of those TD passes were in the first half - second time in 2002 season he threw for three touchdowns in one half...went 18 of 34 for 179 yards and one touchdown with no interceptions vs. Pittsburgh...9-of-20 for 77 yards in BC's win over fourth-ranked Notre Dame...completed 28 of a career-high 50 attempts for 284 yards and a touchdown, but with two interceptions, vs. West Virginia...completed 22 of 34 passes for 284 yards and a touchdown vs. Syracuse...13-of-28 for 203 yards vs. Temple...9-of-23 for 157 yards and two touchdowns vs. Rutgers in his Alumni Stadium finale.
The starting quarterback for Boston College in all 11 games plus the Music City Bowl win vs. Georgia...his 25 passing touchdowns were tied as the second-highest in school history while his 149 completions are tied as the 13th highest and his 279 attempts are the 12th-highest... was named the co-winner of the Thomas E. Scanlan Memorial Trophy, given to the senior BC player each year who is outstanding in scholarship, leadership and athletic ability...threw just 10 interceptions compared to the 25 touchdowns...in BIG EAST statistics, was third in passing average per game at 183.3 yards, second in total offense at 203.0 yards per game and fourth in passing efficiency at 136.5 points...had four passing touchdowns at Navy (Sept. 22), which was tied for third in in BC single-game record book...threw for three touchdowns in three other games and two touchdowns in five...had a least one TD pass in all 11 games...had over 200 yards of passing in three games - 247 vs. Navy, 241 vs. Pittsburgh (Oct. 20) and 217 vs. Syracuse (Nov. 24)...also had 217 yards of rushing on 67 carries, including a long rush of 52 yards against Rutgers (Nov. 17)...his 18 completions vs. Army (Sept. 29) was a career-best...in terms of total offense, his 346 plays was the 13th-highest in school history and his 2,233 yards was eighth-highest...in the Music City Bowl vs. Georgia, had 109 yards of passing with one touchdown.
Made his first start of the season against Notre Dame (Nov. 11) when Tim Hasselbeck missed the game with a knee injury...had a career-high 172 yards vs. the Irish and also set career highs with 15 completions, 29 attempts and two touchdown passes...was the backup quarterback for the Eagles in the other 10 games of season, but coach Tom O'Brien used him for at least one possession in the second quarter of every game...replaced the injured Hasselbeck vs. Temple (Nov. 4) and was 11-of-16 for a then career-high 155 yards...threw for one touchdown and one interception...threw for 79 yards on six completions against Army (Sept. 9)...was five-of-seven in the air for 65 yards against Connecticut (Oct. 7).
Spent the 1999 season backing up Hasselbeck...saw action in nine games, including one start...completed 24 of 40 passes for 295 yards and one touchdown during the regular season...made first start as a collegian in the Pittsburgh game due to a shoulder injury to Hasselbeck...completed nine of 15 passes for 115 yards, threw the first touchdown pass of his career, and carried the ball seven times for 62 yards before leaving the game with a concussion...completed three of three passes for 48 yards, with a season-long 43 yarder, against Northeastern...capped a strong spring season by completing nine passes in 13 attempts for 101 yards and one touchdown in the spring game.
Set every single-season and career quarterback record at St. John's Prep: completions, attempts, touchdown passes, touchdown rushes, completion percentage and games played...threw for 3,700 yards in his schoolboy career...earned All-America honors from Tom Lemming, PrepStar and SuperPrep magazines; made PrepStar's Dream Team...captured Massachusetts and New England Gatorade Player of the Year accolades...was selected as USA Today's Massachusetts co-player of the year...was a three-year Catholic Conference all-star choice...served as team captain for the 1997 St. John's team that finished 11-0, winning the state and New England crowns; the 1997 team was ranked 22nd in the nation by USA Today...completed 65 of 95 passes for 1,020 yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior; accumulated these numbers despite missing three games because of a sprained left ankle...also ran for 236 yards...was among the 22 recipients of the 23rd annual National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Award; received the honor in May 1998...played for head coach James O'Leary...played in the 1998 Massachusetts Shriners Football Classic...was a two-time Catholic Conference all-star in baseball; did not play baseball as a senior...led St. John's to the 1997-98 Catholic Conference basketball title.
Brian St. Pierre, born Nov. 28, 1979...enrolled as an economics major in the College of Arts & Science...was the recipient of the Robert J. LeBlanc Scholarship at Boston College in 2001-2002...was a member of the National Honor Society at St. John's Prep...his second cousin, Duke St. Pierre, played football for the Eagles from 1986-88...Brian is the second of Luanne and David St. Pierre's four children.