Boston College to retire numbers of Matt Ryan, Luke Kuechly

The Boston College football program is set two immortalize to former stars during the 2016 season. On Tuesday, the Eagles announced that former quarterback Matt Ryan and linebacker Luke Kuechly will have their numbers retired from the university.

Kuechly’s No. 40 jersey will be retired on Oct. 22 vs. Syracuse, while Ryan will have his No. 12 retired Nov. 19 vs. Connecticut.

“On behalf of Boston College and Eagles fans everywhere, I would like to congratulate Luke and Matt on this well-deserved honor,” Director of Athletics Brad Bates said in a statement.

“Matt and Luke represent the very best of intercollegiate athletics and personify the Jesuit principle of ‘men and women for others.’ Both enjoyed brilliant collegiate careers and have gone on to enjoy success in the NFL. Beyond the gridiron you would be hard-pressed to find two gentlemen who conduct themselves with more integrity, discipline, generosity and kindness. They make all of us very proud.”

During his time at Boston College, Kuechly was named a first-team All-American twice, while winning the Dick Butkus Award, the Lott IMPACT Trophy, the Bronko Nagurski Award and the Rotary Lombardi Award throughout his career.

Ryan, meanwhile, was a winner of the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, Manning Award and named ACC Player of the Year.

Since going on to the NFL, both players have had incredible success. It’s safe to say the duo is more than deserving of receiving the honor after taking the Eagles to new heights.

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