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VIDEO: Luke Kuechly and Doug Flutie Back at Boston College

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The BC legends were back on campus, as the school prepares to retire Kuechly's jersey against Syracuse.

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BC legends Luke Kuechly (left) and Doug Flutie (right) met the media Friday, ahead of the Eagles retiring Kuechly's jersey against Syracuse Saturday.
BC legends Luke Kuechly (left) and Doug Flutie (right) met the media Friday, ahead of the Eagles retiring Kuechly's jersey against Syracuse Saturday.

Two of Boston College's legendary football players were back on campus Friday, as Heisman Trophy winner Doug Flutie and three-time All-American Luke Kuechly sat down for a press conference inside the Yawkey Athletics Center.

Kuechly, now an All-Pro linebacker for the Carolina Panthers, has the weekend off, so he returned to The Heights to have his jersey retired at halftime of tomorrow's game against Syracuse. It's Kuechly's third time back on campus during his team's bye since leaving BC as a junior for the NFL Draft following the 2011 season. But, it's the first time the Panthers' bye lines up with a BC home game, so he'll finally get to see the Eagles play inside Alumni Stadium again.

Few players, if any, in program history carry as much weight and name recognition as these two, as they each piled up numerous accolades during their Eagle playing career. Flutie captured the 1984 Heisman Trophy and led Boston College to a Top 5 finish and Cotton Bowl victory, and graduated as the school's all-time leader in passing yards.

Kuechly, meanwhile, left campus as BC's most decorated defensive player, winning the Dick Butkus Award, The Bronco Nagurski Award, The Lombardi Award, The Jack Lambert Award and the Lott IMPACT Trophy, all while leading the nation in tackles in consecutive seasons.

Kuechly's 532 career tackles are both BC and ACC records and, despite only playing three seasons of college football, are only 13 below the all-time NCAA record.

Since leaving BC, Kuechly has gone on to become a first round NFL Draft pick, a three-time first team All-Pro, a three-time Pro Bowl selection, the NFL's Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2012, and the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year in 2013.

Not a bad start.

Check out the video below for what these two legends had to say about their time at Boston College, and the honor of being mentioned with some of the program's all-time greats.

Luke Kuechly and Doug Flutie Back at Boston College from Joe Parello on Vimeo.