Boston, Mass. - September 13, 2017 - Springfield College's Jordan Wilcox was a recpient of the weekly New England Football Writers Association Gold Helmet Award presented by the Jack Grinold Eastern Massachusetts Chapter of the National Football Foundation.
The Gold Helmet Awards are presented each Wednesday afternoon at the weekly New England Football Writers Association Media Luncheon that take place at Harvard University's Dillon Field House. For the third 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. Wilcox was selected as the top player in the region from both NCAA Division II and III institutions, while University of New Hampshire's Neil O'Connor was recognized as the top performer at the Division I level.
Wilcox, who hails from Saratoga Springs, N.Y., helped power Springfield to a 28-8 non-conference victory over Kean University to improve to 2-0 for the first time since 2013. The senior fullback registered a career-best 223 yards on 27 carries, averaging 8.3 per carry, and rushed for a pair of touchdowns, including a 51-yarder in the first quarter. He also added a touchdown reception of eight yards. Through two weeks, the Finance major ranks fourth in the nation in total rushing yards (371), fifth in rushing yards per game (185.5), and is a key reason why Springfield ranks second in Division III in team rushing (383.0).
This is Springfield's first Gold Helmet Award since October 17 2012, when Jon Marrero was honored for his performance in a 66-13 victory over the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy as he ran for three touchdowns and passed for four more, all in the first half.