CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard University senior quarterback Charlie Dean and U.S Coast Guard Academy running back Spencer McMillion, also a senior, are this week’s recipients of the New England Football Writers Association Gold Helmet Awards presented by the Jack Grinold/Eastern Massachusetts Chapter of the National Football Foundation.
Dean, a native of Odessa, Fla., and a graduate of Hillsborough High School, completed 20-of-29 passes for career highs in passing yards (282) and passing touchdowns (four) in Harvard’s 35-28 victory at Brown, notching his first career game with three or more passing touchdowns. Dean completed 13-of-18 passes for 165 yards and three scores in the first half. Dean’s scoring strikes came from 26, 26, 17 and 81 yards in the team’s Ivy League opener.
McMillion, from Laurel, Md., and Eleanor Roosevelt High School, attended the Naval Academy Prep School before enrolling at the Academy. He carried the ball 43 times for 285 yards, both Coast Guard records, and rushed for five touchdowns in the Bears’ 66-28 victory over Anna Maria College. McMillion’s scoring runs were from 10, 11, 10, 2 and 3 yards, with a long run of 39 yards. Adding to McMillion’s totals were three receptions for an additional 55 yards.
For the eighth straight year, the Jack Grinold Eastern Massachusetts Chapter of the National Football Foundation is the presenting sponsor for both the weekly and end-of-year Gold Helmet Awards presented to student-athletes from FBS, FCS, Division II and Division III institutions throughout New England.
For more information on the Grinold Chapter, please visit www.grinoldchapter.com.
2022 NEW ENGLAND FOOTBALL WRITERS ASSOCIATION WEEKLY GRINOLD CHAPTER GOLD HELMET AWARD RECIPIENTS
Division I (FBS/FCS)
9/4 - Matthew Sluka, Holy Cross
9/11 - Matthew Sluka, Holy Cross
9/18 - Aidan Borguet, Harvard
9/25 - Charlie Dean, Harvard
9/4 - Drew Willoughby, St. Anselm
9/11 - Alex Cohen, Anna Maria
9/18 - Nick Helbig, Wesleyan
9/25 - Spencer McMillion, Coast Guard