Bryant Bulldogs Back Named Gold Helmet Award Winner


BOSTON, MASS. – After accumulating 212 all-purpose yards and scoring four touchdowns in the season opener, Bryant sophomore Jordan Brown has been recognized with the weekly New England Football Writers' D-IAA Gold Helmet Award, presented by the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston.  The presentation was made at a luncheon Wednesday afternoon in the Dillon Field House at Harvard University.
This marks the third time a Bulldog has been awarded the Gold Helmet; the first was running back Lorenzo Perry in 2006 followed by Lindsey Gamble in 2007. Brown, selected on Tuesday as the NEC Special Teams Player of the Week, is the first Bulldog to receive the Gold Helmet on the Division I level.
The Connecticut native rushed for 122 yards on 18 carries against Fordham University and accounted for 90 of the 230 return yards for the Bulldogs.  Brown's 70-yard punt return in the home opener marks the second longest in Bryant history.
“It was a great win for our program and a total team victory against a great opponent in Fordham, “said Coach Chris Woods Wednesday afternoon at the luncheon. “Jordan Brown is a great teammate and played exceptionally well on Saturday.”
The Gold Helmet Award is presented weekly by the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston and the New England Writers Association to two individuals from New England football-playing colleges- one from Division I and the other from Division II/III- who excelled on the field.
“I would like to thank the New England Football Writers Association for this award, and the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston,” said Brown. “This award is a great honor and I have to thank my father, coaches and teammates.”
The Bulldogs are back in action this weekend against visiting Saint Anselm at 1 p.m. in Bulldog Stadium.