John S. Provost
Sport:
Year of Graduation:
Year Inducted:
Football
1975
1980

Biography

Provost was a first team All-American picked by the Walter Camp Football Foundation. He was also voted the New England Major College Player of the Year by the United Press, while he was picked by the New England College Coaches as the most outstanding football player in New England and was the recipient of the Coca-Cola Gold Helmet Award. In 1974 he led the nation in interceptions with 10 and finished his collegiate career as the all-time leader in interception return yardage with 470 yards and was second on the all-time national list of career interceptions with 27. His one man show against Brown in 1974, when he returned punts of 85 and 59 yards for scores and intercepted four passes, led Joe Restic, Harvard Coach, to say that there was not a better safety man in the country. He was selected to play in the East-West Shrine game and in the All-American Bowl Game in Florida. He was also picked All-East and All-New England for three years.

He was inducted into the Crusader Football Legends Ring of Fame in 2010, as part of its inaugural class.  See a Photo Gallery of the event.