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2011 Football Preseason Training Camp: Day 2 Notes




Aug. 9, 2011

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Day two of Boston College's 2011 preseason football preseason camp is complete.

The team's itinerary was similar to the day prior to - a morning walk through followed by an afternoon practice.

Boston College hosts Northwestern in its season opener on Saturday, Sept. 3 at 12 p.m. There are 25 days to season's kickoff.

Stephen Boyd '94 One of 12 ACC Legends In Class of 2011

Former Boston College linebacker Stephen Boyd has been named one of 12 members to the Atlantic Coast Conference's Class of 2011 Game Legends, according to a league announcement on Tuesday.

Boyd and the group that constitute the Class of 2011 will be honored on Friday, Dec. 2 at the ACC Night of Legends at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C., and will receive further recognition the next night at the Dr. Pepper ACC Football Championship game which is scheduled to kickoff at 8 p.m.

Boyd is a 1994 Boston College graduate who twice captured All-Big East honors - in 1993 and 1994 - and helped lead the Eagles to three consecutive bowl appearances - the 1993 Hall of Fame Bowl, the 1994 Carquest Bowl and the 1994 Jeep-Eagle Aloha Bowl.

He went on to play seven seasons with Detroit in the NFL and ranks third in tackles (773) among all Lions in franchise history. Boyd was a two-time Pro Bowl selection.

The Valley Stream, N.Y., native was inducted into BC's Varsity Club Hall of Fame in 2006.

A complete list of ACC 2001 Football Championship Game Legends Class is located here.

Tuesday Pre-Practice Quotes

"I expect him to take some steps forward. He played as a true freshman and contributed ... He played off of instincts and athletic ability. Now he has a year under his belt. He's a mature kid and takes it serious. He wants to work hard and we're looking for him to make some strides."

- BC head coach Frank Spaziani on sophomore linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis

"We're striving for excellence. We want to be as good as we can possibly be. There are always areas that you can improve ... They know what they have to do on defense and they know the adjustments that they have to make from last year."

- BC head coach Frank Spaziani on linebacking corps and team defense

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