Aug. 13, 2012
Boston College's Bob Hyland, the ninth overall pick of the 1967 NFL Draft, is one of 12 members of the Atlantic Coast Conference 2012 Football Championship Game Legends Class, the league announced on Monday.
The Legends will be honored at this year's Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game weekend. They will be honored at the ACC Night of Legends sponsored by the Belk Bowl on Friday, Nov. 30, and on Dec. 1, during ceremonies at Bank of America Stadium for the 8th Annual Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship, which will be nationally televised with either a 7:45 p.m. (ESPN) or 8 p.m. (ABC) kickoff.
Hyland (1964-66) lettered three consecutive years for Boston College for head coach Jim Miller at center and offensive guard. He helped lead BC to a three-year 16-13 record and earned an invitation to the East-West Shrine Game in San Francisco. Selected in the first round and as the ninth overall pick of the 1967 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers and their legendary coach Vince Lombardi, he became the first Eagle offensive lineman to be drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft. He played 11 years in the National Football League, the first three seasons with Green Bay, and saw action in Super Bowl II. He then played one year for the Chicago Bears (1970), five with the New York Giants (1971-75), returned to Green Bay for one year (1976) before finishing his career with the New England Patriots (1977). He was inducted into the Boston College Varsity Hall of Fame in 1988. A native of White Plains, N.Y., he currently resides in his hometown.