IRVING, Texas – Former Boston College standout tight end Pete Mitchell is on the ballot for induction into the prestigious College Football Hall of Fame.
The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame announced the names on the 2022 ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame, including Mitchell and 77 other players and seven coaches from the Football Bowl Subdivision and 99 players and 33 coaches from the divisional ranks.
Mitchell was a two-time first-team All-American, earning consensus honors in 1994. He is one of only 12 Boston College players to earn consensus All-America honors in school history.
A two-time All-BIG EAST first-team performer, Mitchell led the conference in receptions in each of his last two seasons. At the time, he completed his career at BC, he was the school’s all-time leader in receptions (190) and receiving yards (2,388).
Currently, Mitchell ranks second in BC history in career receptions (190), tied for second in career receiving touchdowns (20), and third all-time in career receiving yards (2,388). No tight end in Boston College history has more receptions, receiving yards, or touchdowns than Mitchell.
Mitchell looks to become the 11th Eagle in the College Football Hall of Fame. Mike Ruth became the 10th former Boston College player or coach enshrined in the National Football Foundation College Football Hall of Fame. He joined a select class of Eagles in the College Hall of Fame including Doug Flutie, Mike Holovak, George Kerr, Gene Goodreault, Chester S. Gladchuk, Sr., Charlie O’Rourke along with former coaches Frank Cavanaugh, Gil Dobie, and Frank Leahy.
The announcement of the 2022 Class will be made in early 2022 with specific details to be announced in the future.
The 2022 College Football Hall of Fame Class will be officially inducted during the 64th NFF Annual Awards Dinner on Dec. 6, 2022, and permanently immortalized at the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta. They will also be honored at their respective schools with an NFF Hall of Fame On-Campus Salute, presented by Fidelity Investments, during the 2022 season.