November 12, 2008

Trinity's McGrath Earns Boston Globe Golden Helmet Award

Courtesy Harvard Athletic Communications

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Trinity quarterback Eric McGarth (Lynn, Mass.) received the Boston Globe Gold Helmet Award for Division II/III Wednesday at the New England Football Writers luncheon at Harvard’s Dillon Fieldhouse. Also earning the award for the week of Nov. 12, 2008 was Harvard quarterback Chris Pizzotti (Reading, Mass.) from the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS).

McGrath led Trinity to its fifth NESCAC Championship in seven years, in a 38-14 victory of Wesleyan. McGrath threw for 376 yards on 26-of-42 passing and two touchdowns, including a 61-yarder to receiver Michael Galligan. Trinity was also involved in trickery on the goal line, when running back Nana Appah-Sampong completed a pass to McGrath who scored a receiving touchdown. All of McGrath’s scores were in the first half.

Most significantly, McGrath broke the team and the NESCAC single-season passing record on Saturday, totaling 2,206 yards this year. He was also named the NESCAC Offensive Player of the Week. The Lynn, Mass. native account for 392 yards of Trinity’s 561 total yards.

Trinity closed out its season this past Saturday against Wesleyan. The Bantams finished the 2008 campaign 8-0, the 11th perfect season in program history.

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