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Wednesday, November 30, 2005

BC Football Legend Jack Concannon Dies at Age 62

John J. "Jack" Concannon, Jr., a BC football standout in the early 1960s and former NFL quarterback, passed away on Monday. More from BC Athletics.

Concannon was a quarterback at Boston College from 1961 to 1963 and also played baseball and basketball for BC. Among his honors are the Scanlan Award, the highest honor bestowed upon a BC football player, the George "Bulger" Lowe Award, presented by the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston to the outstanding player in New England, and his 1973 induction to BC's Varsity Club Hall of Fame.

After being selected first by the Patriots in the 1964 AFL draft, Concannon had a 10-year NFL career, playing for the Eagles, Bears, Packers, and Lions.

Bob Ryan has a nice piece on Concannon. Ryan recalls Concannon's famed "Serpentine Run" and reminds us that:
He was the BC Flutie before Flutie, the standard against which all post-1963 Boston College quarterbacks were to be judged.
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