Congratulations to Boston College running back Mike Cloud, named to this year's ACC Class of Legends for its 9th Annual Dr Pepper Football Championship Game.
Cloud (1995-98) is one of the top running backs in Boston College history. His total of 3,597 rushing yards still ranks third on the BC all-time rushing list. In his senior season of 1998, he set the Eagles single-season rushing record which still stands when he ran for 1,726 yards in just 11 games, an average of 156.9 yards per game, while scoring 14 touchdowns. That year he was named a consensus first-team All-America being selected by both the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) and by the Football Coaches. The 54th overall selection in the second round of the 1999 NFL draft, he went on to a seven-year career in the NFL with Kansas City, New England and the New York Giants. Born in Charleston, S.C., he grew up Portsmouth, R.I., and now lives in Rockwell, Texas.
Along with the rest of this year's Legends' Class, Cloud will be honored during this year's Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game weekend on December 6-7.
This is the ninth year the ACC has selected a legend from each of its 14 schools, which is weird considering none of these former Eagle greats actually played in the conference. But we are getting closer. Maybe in a few years the program will finally claim an ACC ACC Legend.
A rundown of Boston College's football legends:
2005: DT Mike Ruth (1982-85)
2006: QB Doug Flutie (1981-84)
2007: TE Pete Mitchell (1991-94)
2008: LB Steve DeOssie (1980-83)
2009: DB Mike Mayock (1976-80)
2010: DB Tony Thurman (1981-85)
2011: LB Steven Boyd (1991-94)
2012: OL Bob Hyland (1964-66)
2013: RB Mike Cloud (1995-98)
Congratulations to Mike.