One of the most dynamic athletes in Bowdoin’s storied football history, Patrick Noone left an indelible mark on his teammates and the record books.
A wide receiver and Sociology major from North Attleboro, Massachusetts, Noone shattered virtually every receiving mark in the annals of Bowdoin football. He finished his career as the program's all-time leader in receptions (172) and yards (1,918), caught a pass in a school-record 27 consecutive games and established a new school record with an 85-yard punt return for a touchdown against Wesleyan in 2011.
With the Polar Bears riddled with injuries entering their 2011 season finale against rival Colby, Noone singlehandedly willed Bowdoin to victory in his final collegiate game by touching the ball 33 times for 195 all-purpose yards.
In his career, Noone earned All-NESCAC, All-New England and D3Football.com All-American honors. He was awarded the team’s William J Reardon Memorial Trophy, presented each year to a senior on the varsity football team who has made an outstanding contribution to his team and his college as a man of honor, courage and leadership. He also received the program’s “Boiled Owl” award, established by football coach Phil Soule in 1967 and presented to the senior who displayed the qualities of toughness, hardness and spirit of play throughout the entire football season.
“As Division III athletes we demonstrate the purest commitment to sports,” according to Noone. “We work hard and dedicate ourselves to the team for the love of the game—nothing else. That discipline and commitment set a great example within a community like ours.”