BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin sophomore running back Tyler Grant (Stratham, N.H.) has been named the New England Football Writers' Association Division II/III Gold Helmet award winner.
Given to the top player in New England each week, the last Polar Bear to receive the Gold Helmet was quarterback Hayes MacArthur in 1998.
Grant enjoyed a record-setting day at Whittier Field in Bowdoin's 33-20 win over Tufts last Saturday. His 43 rushes were a school record and the most in the NESCAC since 2010. His 208 yards were the fourth-most in school history in a single game and his four rushing touchdowns were the second-most in program history and the most by a Polar Bear since 1992.
In addition to the Gold Helmet, Grant was recognized as the New England Small College Athletic Conference Player of the Week. He currently leads the NESCAC in rushing yards (352).
The Polar Bears will return to action on Saturday as they travel to Clinton, N.Y., to play Hamilton at noon.
Check out the highlights of Grant's performance below.