Sunday, November 17, 2013

Frank Chamberlin 1978-2013

Former Boston College Linebacker Frank Chamberlin lost his battle with cancer Sunday morning. Chamberlin played fullback and eventually linebacker at BC in the 1990s. He was later drafted by Tennessee Titans and played five years in the NFL.

Chamberlin was a key player on the early TOB teams that reestablished the winning culture at BC. In fact Chamberlin's outstanding performance against Syracuse sealed our sixth win in 1999, making BC bowl eligible for the first time under TOB.

I don't know what BC will do to honor Chamberlin, but might I suggest a patch worn during this year's Syracuse game. We are returning to the setting of Frank's greatest moment and we have another 44 leading us to a Bowl game.

During his illness Chamberlin's family set up a donor site to help with the costs of his experimental cancer treatments. I don't know what will come of those donations now, but pay attention to the site as I am sure there will be something established to honor him or help his wife and three daughters.


diabetic tackle said...

Absolve, we beseech Thee, O Lord,
the soul of Thy servant Frank
from every bond of sin,
that being raised in the glory of the resurrection,
he may be refreshed among the Saints and Elect.
Through Christ our Lord.


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eagleboston said...

Very, very sad. I remember him well. Great player and I always feel horrible when someone so young dies. My prayers to his family.

TheFive said...

May he rest in peace. I idolized him growing up. I hope and trust BC will take the appropriate steps to honor him and that we will collectively do what we can to assist his family going forward.