Meet Welles, Boston College Football's Live Eagle Mascot

Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

The Eagles' BADASS BIRD OF PREY OF INFINITE MAJESTY will be named after a real-life hero.

After a few stops and starts, Boston College's new live eagle mascot has a name. The nine-year-old male bald eagle will be named Welles, in honor of Boston College men's lacrosse player and September 11 hero Welles Remy Crowther '99.

Boston College alum Welles Remy Crowther (BC '99) is best known for saving at least a dozen lives during the September 11 attacks in New York City, during which he lost his own life. When Welles was six, his father gave him a red bandana that would become his signature trademark.

Here is Welles rocking the red bandana.

A fitting tribute to the school's real-life 9/11 hero. Welcome to the family, Welles.

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