Earlier this week, we had you nominate former players, coaches, and employees for the BC Interruption Hall of Fame. You, the readers, will get to select one person to be inducted into the HOF each year. To be eligible for the BCI Hall of Fame, someone must a) have contributed to Boston College Athletics in some way and b) no longer be playing/working for Boston College. Here are the top nominees:
Doug Flutie is probably the most widely known athlete to have played for Boston College. Flutie is a Heisman Trophy and Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award winner and he played many season in the NFL and CFL. His success and skill helped to turn BC into a national player (for a time). Flutie is the only nominee who was also on our 2009 “BCI Mount Rushmore” back in the day. Also this was kind of a big deal I guess:
Hinnant played for BC basketball for 4 seasons, graduating in 2006. Readers cited the fact that he always gave 100% as a reason for his nomination. He had 501 career assists, 237 career field goals, 104 career three pointers, 148 career free throws, and 297 career rebounds at BC.
Rev. J. Donald Monan
Father Monan, the 24th president and first chancellor of Boston College, loved BC athletics just as much as (if not more than) all of us. He was the longest serving president in BC history and is credited with bringing BC to prominence with both financial and academic success. He helped BC to transition from a mostly male commuter college in debt into an internationally respected coed university. Conte Forum and an Alumni Stadium expansion were both built during Father Monan’s presidency. He was known for his commitment to making sure student-athletes took academics seriously and was a familiar face at BC hockey games. Without Monan’s leadership and support of athletics, BC would not be what it is today.
Shinskie joined BC football after attempting a professional baseball career. He set the passing record for a freshman in 2009, throwing 2,049 yards and leading BC to an Emerald Bowl appearance. He started 3 games in his sophomore season before losing the starting QB job to Chase Rettig.
(If you all nominated somebody that is technically eligible, I’m including them in the poll. No offense to Shinskie, but if he gets more votes here than Father Monan does you’re all banned xoxo.)
Zukauskas was a 4 year OL starter at BC. As a senior, he was a All-Big East Conference first-team selection and a first-team All-America selection. As a freshman, he was the first rookie to start on the offensive line in 20 years. He played 4 seasons for the Cleveland Browns before an injury ended his playing career.
So, who is your vote for the BCI Hall of Fame?
Who is your choice for the BCI Hall of Fame’s inaugural class?
This poll is closed