Boston College hired former Ohio State defensive coordinator Jeff Hafley this offseason to resurrect a program that has reached double-digit wins just two times in the last 35 seasons. So, in an effort to return the Eagles to their glory days, Hafley reintroduced the road version of their 1984 throwback uniforms into the rotation for the upcoming season.
Boston College went 10-2 that year, including a thrilling win over the defending national champion Miami Hurricanes in which quarterback Doug Flutie found wide receiver Gerard Phelan on a Hail Mary as time expired. That game, dubbed the Miracle in Miami, became the signature moment in Flutie’s Heisman Trophy campaign.
This isn’t the first time Boston College has honored the 1984 team, as the Eagles donned this exact uniform in the 2015 Shamrock Series against Notre Dame at Fenway Park, as well as a home version in 2018 and 2019. While the home throwback was a more accurate depiction of the set Flutie wore, the road version notably lacks sleeve stripes, which were initially included on the sleeves of a separate base layer.
The uniforms also feature a retro “BC” logo on the shoulders, which were not part of the original design.
Boston College is set to open the season on Sept. 19 at Duke. It’s unclear if the throwback uniforms will make their 2020 debut in that game or if they’ll be reserved for trips to Virginia Tech, Clemson, Syracuse and/or Virginia later in the year.
Check out more photos of Boston College’s 1984 throwback uniforms below:
Photos courtesy of BCFootball on Twitter.