Boston College held its annual senior banquet Sunday afternoon, and, as is tradition, honored a host of departing players. The Scanlan Award, named for Tom Scanlan (BC 1920), was awarded as the team’s top honor to Charlie Callinan. Callinan finished his career at BC with 46 career games (33 starts), the best of which was this season against Notre Dame when he had 7 receptions for 82 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
On the defensive side, senior linebacker Ty Schwab in the William J Flynn award given to the defensive MBP. Schwab stepped up in a linebacking corp decimated by injuries and led the Eagles with 101 tackles.
Captain Kamrin Moore received the Coaches’ award, decided on by Steve Addazio and his staff, as recognition for his approach to the game. The senior had been one of the best lockdown corners in the ACC until going down with a injury a few weeks ago.
Isaac Yiadom was awarded the Jay McGillis award for the defensive back that best represents the ideas of leadership by example and team dedication.
Punter Mike Knoll was the recipient of the special teams award in recognition of his superb year and reminding us that an effective punter is a weapon.
The perseverance award, given to the player who overcomes any obstacle, went to Thadd Smith. He was third on the team in rushing yards.
Gabriel McClary was awarded the Paul Cavanaugh Award in recognition of his off-the-field accomplishments and what they say about his character.
Harold Landry, despite going down early in the season with an ankle injury, received the Paul Joyner Award for the best lineman. Despite the injury seriously limiting both his effectiveness and production, Landry will finish the year with five sacks.
Last, but certainly not least, Noa Meritt won the Gridiron Club Award for representing the values of a Boston College student-athlete. Starter at defensive tackle for all 12 games, the senior recorded 38 tackles and 8.5 TFL.