The Boston College Varsity Club has announced their 2013 Hall of Fame class, which includes nine athletes from six different sports. The athletes will be honored at Conte Forum on September 7th and be officially honored at the Maine game the following day.
The following athletes will be inducted this year: Mark Chmura '91 (football), Maria Cicero '05 (cross country/track and field), Don Fox '57 (hockey), Antonio Granger '98 (basketball), Amy LaCombe '90 (basketball), Mike Mamula '94 (football), Marty McInnis '91 (hockey), Casey Schmidt '03 (soccer) and Lou Tessier '65 (track and field).
Some great BC athletes that had fantastic college careers. BCEagles.com on Mark Chmura
Mark Chmura '91 (football), a tight end for the Eagles from 1988-91, set the school record for receptions with 164, which is now third in Eagles' record books and also stands at third with 2,046 career receiving yards. An All-Big East selection and two-time All-ECAC honoree, he also set a single-season record with 47 receptions by a tight end. Chmura played eight seasons with the Green Bay Packers in the National Football League. He won the Super Bowl with the Packers in 1997 and was inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame in 2010.
And let's never speak of his off field controversies, ever. Now on to Mamula
Mike Mamula '94 (football) played for the Eagles from 1991 to 1994. A defensive end, he tied for the most sacks in one game (3.5) and in one season (13). He is also second in BC record books with 24 career sacks. He was named NBC's "Player of the Game" for his 14-tackle effort, which included two sacks, in the victory over Notre Dame as a junior. He earned All-Big East honors and Big East Player of the Week accolades twice as a senior, while also capturing the Aloha Bowl MVP title for his performance, which included four sacks, one for a safety. A first-round selection by the Philadelphia Eagles (seventh pick), he played six seasons for the Eagles.
Mamula was a great college player, who never quite managed to put it together in the NFL. Still, his collegiate contributions were huge.
The other seven inductees were no slouches either: Granger was a deadly three point shooter that helped catapult two BC teams into the NCAA tournament. Marty McGinnis scored 110 points for the Eagles in two years, a silver medal in the Olympics and over 300 points in the NHL. Maria Cicero was a four time All American in track, Amy LaCombe part of the 1k point club, and Casey Schmidt ranks second all time in points for Men's Soccer. Two veteran committee inductees were Don Fox was critical to helping the Eagles make the 1956 Frozen Four, and Lou Tessier who was captain of the track team before he lost his life in Vietnam.
Congratulations to the 2013 Hall of Fame Class. Ever to Excel!