Cowboys Assistant Colombo Honored By Boston College Hall of Fame

Mike Fisher
June 06, 2018 - 10:08 am
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FRISCO (105.3 The Fan) - Marc Colombo is now making a name for himself as a Dallas Cowboys assistant coach, after having done the same as a player, first as a first-round NFL pick by the Chicago Bears and later as a stalwart on the Cowboys' very good O-line in the mid-2000's.

But before that, he was a football hero at Boston College. And now his alma mater is honoring that.

Colombo has been named to the Boston College Varsity Club Hall of Fame. Joining him in the Hall of Fame class will be "Andrew Alberts '05 (men's hockey), Matt Hasselbeck '97 (football), Peter Keller '92 (men's golf), Caroline King '12 (women's track), Jillian King '13 (women's track), Brittany Thompson Mills '07 (softball), Molly Schaus '11 (women's hockey)  and Paul Schilling '70 (men's hockey)." Their own biography of Colombo describes him as follows:

The Boston College bio on Colombo: "A tri-captain for BC in 2001, he played in 24 games and was part of a BC offensive line in 2001 that featured the No. 18 rushing offense in the nation. In 2000, he was part of a BC offensive line that allowed just six sacks and was a second team All-BIG EAST pick in 2001."

Colombo used to block for QB Tony Romo -- he started 72 of the 76 games he played during his six-year run with the club -- and now he helps coach up the guys who block for QB Dak Prescott in his present role as a Dallas assistant coach.