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A list of the Eacobacci Memorial Jersey recipients can be found at the Awards page.

History & Tradition: Joseph Eacobacci (B'1996)

More than a number.

(Reprinted from the 2003 media guide.)

On September 11, 2001 the Georgetown community lost former Hoya football standout Joe Eacobacci. A 1996 graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences, he was an energy trader for the investment firm Cantor Fitzgerald on the 105th floor of the north tower of the World Trade [Center].

Joe was a football student-athlete for Head Coach Bob Benson between 1993 and 1995 and was the team tri-captain his senior season. Benson believes that Eacobacci's mark on Georgetown was inked not only on the gridiron but also on the entire Georgetown campus.

"He had more friends than anybody, and that what made him a beautiful person," stated Coach Benson in an interview with GU's student newspaper, The HOYA. "He would light up a room, he really could make people smile and bring enjoyment and pleasure to a room."

Joe is survived by his parents, Ann and Mitch Eacobacci; his older brother Tom, a 1993 graduate of the McDonough School of Business and former football player; his younger sister Michelle; and by his girlfriend of many years, Denise Mauro. The Eacobacci family and Georgetown University have set up a need-based scholarship fund in. Joe's name. Beginning [in 2003] Georgetown's athletic department and football program will honor Joe every year by having a senior football student-athlete wear his former playing jersey, #35."