BC Honors Jack Bicknell
July 2, 2007
More than 200 former players, family and friends joined Athletics Director Gene DeFilippo this past Saturday as Boston College recognized the career of Jack Bicknell, Sr.
Former players Steve Strachan and Scott Gieselman were on hand to announce an endowed scholarship the pair established in honor of Bicknell, assuring that his name and legacy will live on and be associated with BC football in perpetuity.
Coach Bicknell's career spanned more than 18 years at Boston College as an assistant and head coach. During his first six seasons, the football program went to four bowl games including the Tangerine Bowl in '82, Liberty Bowl in '83, Cotton Bowl in '85 (the '84 season), Hall of Fame Bowl in '86. Prior to his arrival, BC hadn't been to a bowl game in more than 40 years.
One of the founding coaches of NFL Europe, Bicknell's professional career spanned 16 years, coaching the Barcelona Dragons, the Scottish Claymores and the Sea Devils. Coach Bicknell finished his professional coaching career with five World Bowl appearances and the most wins of any head coach in the history of NFL Europe.