L. Gill Fenerty
Sport:
Year of Graduation:
Year Inducted:
Football
1986
1992

Biography

Gill “The Thrill” was a threat to score from anywhere on the field every time he carried the ball. He graduated as the all-time leader at Holy Cross with 3,670 yards gained which also stood as the New England record at that time. The complete list of the records he held upon graduation are too numerous to mention, but beyond the all-time yardage record he also was the career leader in yards per game (118.4), yards per carry (5.8), rushing touchdowns (27), all-purpose yards (4,826), 100-yard games (18) and 200-yard games (4).  He also held numerous single season and single-game records. Chosen as All New England and All East each of his three seasons, Gill was a third team All American as a sophomore and junior, and made several First Team All-America teams as a senior.  His most spectacular game as a Crusader game in his sophomore season against Columbia, when he ran for 337 yards and six touchdowns in a HC victory.  He was drafted in the seventh round by the New Orleans Saints, but initially played for the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL, earning the league's Most Outstanding Rookie Award in 1987. He eventually would spend two seasons in the NFL with the Saints, and started 12 of 16 games for the team during the 1991 season.

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.