Inaugural Maroon & Gold Alumni Game Set For April 20 at 11 a.m.
April 17, 2013
Boston College football linebacker Mark Herzlich (2006-10), wide receiver Rich Gunnell (2006-09), defensive lineman Jim Ramella (2005-09), defensive back Ralph Parent (1999-02) and fullback James McCluskey (2007-10) are among more than 20 former Eagles who will play in the inaugural Maroon & Gold Alumni Game (flag football) prior to the Jay McGillis Memorial Spring Game on Saturday, April 20. The game will be held from 11 a.m. to noon in Alumni Stadium and admission is free.
NFL players Gosder Cherilus (2004-07) of the Indianapolis Colts and Chris Snee (2001-03) of the New York Giants will serve as honorary celebrity coaches. The game is part of a full day of family activities planned in conjunction with the spring game. The day will begin at 10 a.m. with Fan Fest. Stretching along Campanella Way, Fan Fest offers an array of family activities including music, inflatable games, face painting and more. From 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. fans 14 and under are invited to "Train Like an Eagle" on the turf of Alumni Stadium in the Eagle Football Combine. Following the conclusion of the Maroon and Gold Alumni Game the 2013 Eagles will take the field and begin preparations for the 21st Annual Jay McGillis Memorial Spring Football Game which is scheduled to kick off at 1 p.m. In the event of inclement weather Fan Fest and associated activities will be moved into the Flynn Recreation Complex adjacent to Alumni Stadium. Admission is free for all events.
For those fans who are unable to attend the events, free online streaming is available for both the Maroon & Gold Alumni Flag Football Game and the Jay McGillis Memorial Spring Football Game.
Maroon & Gold Alumni Flag Football Game: http://www.bceagles.com/allaccess/?media=385799
21st Annual Jay McGillis Memorial Spring Football Game: http://www.bceagles.com/allaccess/?media=385800
Other former Eagles confirmed for the game include defensive back Wes Davis (2006-10), wide receiver Brandon Robinson (2006-08), quarterback Dave Shinskie (2009-12), punter Johnny Ayers (2004-07), wide receiver Justin Jarvis (2007-09), defensive lineman Austin Giles (2006-09), defensive end Sean Guthrie (1998-01), tight end Jordon McMichael (2009), offensive lineman Ty Hall (2004-07), wide receiver John Hovsepian (2008-09), wide receiver John Lowell (2009), offensive tackle Ed Logue (1977), halfback Jim Sullivan (1959), cornerback Mark Maglio (2008), wide receiver Clarence Megwa (2006-09), defensive back Emmerson Phillips (1998-02), offensive lineman Nathan Richman (2009-11), offensive lineman Nick Rossi (2007-09), cornerback Razzie Smith (2007), and safety Antonio Valverde (2006).