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Football Standout Chris Hovan Receives Accolades

Defensive end Chris Hovan finished the season with 75 tackles and 11 sacks.

Defensive end Chris Hovan finished the season with 75 tackles and 11 sacks.

Dec. 9, 1999

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Boston College defensive end Chris Hovan (6-3, 290, Rocky River, Ohio) is among the 25 players on the 1999 Burger King Coaches' All-America Team, announced Thursday by the American Football Coaches Association. The award is being presented in ceremonies in Orlando, Fla., set to be broadcast by ESPN and ESPN2.

The Burger King Coaches' All-America Team is comprised of players from NCAA Division I-A institutions. The AFCA has selected an All-America team since 1945 and currently selects teams in all four of its divisions.

Hovan finished his senior year with 75 tackles (28 solos), 20 tackles-for-loss and a team-high 11 sacks. He was a unanimous selection for first-team All-BIG EAST, making him the first player in BC history to receive that honor for three consecutive years.

This marks the second consecutive year BC has placed a member on the first team. Last year, running back Mike Cloud received the honor.

1999 Burger King Coaches' All-America Team

Offense
WR - Peter Warrick, Florida State
WR - Dennis Northeun, Arizona
TE - Ibn Green, Louisville
OL - Chris McIntosh, Wisconsin
OL - Cosey Coleman, Tennessee
C - Rob Riti, Missouri
OL - Jason Whitaker, Florida St.
OL - Chris Samuels
QB - Joe Hamilton, Georgia Tech
RB - Ron Dayne, Wisconsin
RB - Shaun Alexander, Alabama

Defense
DL - Corey Moore, Virginia Tech
DL - Corey Simon, Florida State
DL - Courtney Brown, Penn State
DL - Chris Hovan, Boston College
LB - LaVar Arrington, Penn State
LB - Raynoch Thompson, Tennessee
LB - Mark Simoneau, Kansas State
DB - Tyrone Carter, Minnesota
DB - Brian Urlacher, New Mexico
DB - Deon Grant, Tennessee
DB - Deltha O'Neal, California

Specialists
P - Andrew Bayes, East Carolina
PK - Sebastian Janikowski, Florida State
RS - David Allen, Kansas State

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