Dec. 5, 1999
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Boston College linebacker Frank Chamberlin was named the winner of
the annual Varsity Club Trophy, The Thomas F. Scanlan Award, at the
61st annual Scanlan Awards Banquet Sunday on the BC campus. Considered
BC football's highest honor, the award is presented annually to the
senior football player who best exemplifies the ideals of Tom Scanlan
'20, one of the most beloved football alumni of Boston College Ð
scholar, athlete, gentlemen, friend and ambassador of goodwill for
In addition, Chamberlin received the William J. Flynn Award,
presented annually to the team's most valuable player, as selected by
Chamberlin, a 6-1, 250-pound senior from Mahwah, N.J., received
second-team All-BIG EAST honors this past week after a breakout year in
which he led the Eagles in tackles (126). He led the Eagles in their
24-23 victory over Syracuse with a career-high 25 tackles (15 solos), 3
TFLs, 1.5 sacks and a 26-yard interception return. He was named the
Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week, USA Today
College Football Player of the Week, and BIG EAST Defensive Player of
the Week for his efforts.
In addition to the Scanlan Award, other awards announced Sunday
Unsung Hero Award, for unheralded achievement and outstanding
performance recognized by teammates and coaches, infrequently the
"Big-Play" person but always a steady performer, making plays with
fundamental football skills, and a person whose leadership is found in
his steady play day in and day out: Bryan Arndt.
Coaches' Award, for the player who exemplifies the coaching staff's
attitude toward the game, a performer whose style of play reflects what
has been taught and sometimes what simply cannot be taught, a person
with great football instincts: Chris Hovan.
Paul Cavanagh Award, for the player whose collective on and off field
accomplishment speak volumes about his commitment to balance, a
level-headed and realistic outlook on life, with wholesome perspective
on volunteerism, ethics and the community, a football player whose
accomplishments on the field distinguish him as an achiever and as a
contributor in many ways: Butch Palaza.
Scout Team Award, recognizing the player(s) who day-in and day-out
walks onto the field to play the game, this player makes the most of
his God-given abilities, he has a healthy attitude and is a leader:
Special Teams Award, recognizing outstanding play on the special teams,
this player has great football instincts, speed, and a nose for the
ball, he possesses the capability of turning a game around: Adam
William J. Flynn Award, the team's most valuable player, as voted by
his teammates: Frank Chamberlin.
Jay McGillis Scholarship Award, presented to a defensive back to best
exemplifies the personal qualities of team dedication and leadership by
example, an extraordinary spirit, and personal concern for family,
friends and teammates: Pedro Cirino.
Touchdown Club Award, awarded for outstanding contributions as the
team's marquis player: Chris Hovan.