Congratulations to former Boston College offensive guard Chris Snee, named to this year's ACC Class of Legends for its 10th Annual Dr Pepper Football Championship Game.
Snee (2001-03), one of the most effective offensive lineman in Boston College history, earned second-team All-America honors and first team All-Big East accolades at guard for the Eagles in 2003. His blocking helped pave the way for BC's Derrick Knight to finish fourth nationally in rushing with 1,721 yards. In his three years as a starter for BC and head coach Tom O'Brien, he helped lead the Eagles to a 25-13 record, including bowl wins over Georgia, Toledo and Colorado State. An early-entry into the 2004 NFL Draft, he was selected in the second round as the 34th overall pick by the New York Giants. Snee enjoyed a 10-year NFL career with the Giants, starting in 141 games, four times earning selection to the NFL Pro Bowl (2008, 2009, 2010, 2012) and three times being named an All-Pro (2008, 2009, 2010). He helped lead the Giants, under coach Tom Coughlin, to a pair of Super Bowl triumphs in Super Bowl XLII (2007) and Super Bowl XLVI (2011). Snee, originally a native of Montrose, Pa., and his wife, the former Katie Coughlin, the daughter of the Giants head coach, now reside in Finger Lakes, N.J.
Snee, along with the rest of this year's Legends' Class, will be honored during this year's Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game weekend on December 5-6.
This is the tenth year the ACC has selected a "legend" from each of its 14 schools, which is still strange considering none of these former Eagle greats actually played in the Atlantic Coast Conference. But, much like last year, we are inching closer and closer to the program finally claiming 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)
2014: OG Chris Snee (2001-03)
Congratulations to Chris.