Four former BC Eagles playing for Giants in Super Bowl
BOSTON -- A New York Giants linebacker is pretty familiar with the Boston area. He played for Boston College and while he was there, battled a rare form of bone cancer.
The Boston College campus was buzzing with excitement on Tuesday about the upcoming Super Bowl and with good reason: the school has a number of players who are former Eagles and who now play for the Giants.
Four players on the New York roster and the Giants’ head coach all have connection to the Heights. Number 58 on special teams is Mark Herzlich, who is a cancer survivor and went on to play pro football.
Other former Eagles who will be representing the Giants in the big game are Will Blackmon, Mathias Kiwanuka, and Chris Snee. Giants Head Coach Tom Coughlin coached the Boston College Eagles from 1991 to 1993.
Students on the Boston College campus were pretty fired up on Tuesday about the match up.
“I was excited. Though I’m a Patriots fan, I was excited. It was fun to watch. I think it will cause more tension,” a student said.
“There are a lot more Giants fans than you would expect at BC, so it’s not really a huge surprise,” another student said.
Students told 7News that it will be fun to see the Boston College graduates in the Super Bowl, even though those players will be representing the New York Giants.
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