Former Boston College tight finish Pete Mitchell, who has extra receptions (190), receiving yards (2,388), and touchdowns (20) than every other tight finish in class historical past, can have his jersey retired at BC’s sport in opposition to Florida State Nov. 9.
“We are thrilled to retire Pete’s jersey and congratulate him on this well-earned recognition,’’ mentioned BC athletic director Martin Jarmond. “He can be remembered without end inside Alumni Stadium with a number of the all-time greats to put on the maroon and gold.’’
Mitchell, who performed for BC from 1991-94, earned first-team All-American honors as a junior in 1993 and was a concensus decide as a senior. He had 13 receptions for 132 yards and two touchdowns in BC’s 41-39 upset of No. 1 Notre Dame in 1993.
He led the Big East in receptions in his final two seasons and was named to the All-Big East first workforce each years. Mitchell closed his profession as the varsity’s all-time chief in receptions and receiving yards; he’s now second and third in these classes.
Mitchell, who performed within the NFL for eight seasons for Jacksonville, the New York Giants, and Detroit, is on this yr’s poll for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame and will change into the 11th BC participant to earn the honour.