Jack Grinold/Eastern Massachusetts Chapter
National Football Foundation
BC Alum Luke Kuechly Named to
NFF College Football Hall of Fame
(From Boston College Athletic Communications) IRVING, Texas – Former Boston College linebacker Luke Kuechly will be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2023 as announced by the National Football Foundation on Monday. Kuechly, who played at BC from 2009-11, is one of 18 First Team All-Americans and four coaches to earn a spot in this year's Hall of Fame Class. All 22 members will be inducted during the 65th NFF Annual Awards Dinner Presented by Las Vegas on Dec. 5, 2023.
Kuechly gains induction to the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility and becomes the eighth Eagle player to receive the honor and 11th overall. He is the first BC player to enter the Hall of Fame since Mike Ruth in 2017.
Kuechly, a Cincinnati, Ohio native, amassed the second-most career tackles in the NCAA record books, becoming the most decorated defensive player in Boston College history.
A two-time First Team All-American, unanimous in 2010 and consensus in 2011, Kuechly made a "clean sweep" of national defensive honors in 2011, including the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, the Butkus Award, the Rotary Lombardi Award and the Lott IMPACT Trophy after leading all collegiate football players in tackles (191) and solo tackles (102). In 2010, Kuechly also led the nation in tackles with 183, including 110 solo tackles. In 2009, he was named a Freshman All-American by the FWAA and registered 158 tackles, including 87 solo tackles. His combined three-year total gave him 532 career total tackles, which ranks second in NCAA history. His 14.0 total tackles per game places him No. 1 in NCAA history, and his 7.87 solo tackles per game rank second in NCAA annals. (For the full release, click here)
NOMINATIONS BEING ACCEPTED FOR
HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLAR-ATHLETE AWARDS
The Jack Grionold/Eastern Massachusetts Chapter of the National Football Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2023 High School Scholar-Athlete Awards present by the Chapter. Up to 33 Scholar- Athletes who have excelled on and off the football field from high schools within the Chapter footprint will be honored. The awards will be presented a the 48th Scholar-Athlete Banquet on Sunday, May 21.
To nominate a student for the Scholar-Athlete Award please download and complete
The Scholar-Athlete Nomination form.
NFF Celebrates 75th Anniversary
The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame has announced that 2022 will be a year of celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the organization. Founded in 1947 by General Douglas MacArthur and legendary Army-West Point head Coach Red Blaik, the NFF has spent the past 75 years promoting the game of football. The 75th Anniversary Logo and press release may be viewed here, and the 75th Anniversary video is available here.