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Collier Winters Earns New England Football Writers Gold Helmet Award

Collier Winters was selected as the region's top performer from last week after leading Harvard to a victory over Brown.
Photo: Gil Talbot

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Harvard junior quarterback Collier Winters has been awarded the New England Football Writers Gold Helmet Award, presented by the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston. Earlier in the week, Winters received the Ivy League's Offensive Player of the Week award.

Winters accounted for all three Harvard touchdowns in a 24-21 win over Brown in a matchup of defending Ivy League champions at Harvard Stadium on Friday night.

Winters completed 18 of 27 passes for 223 yards and two touchdowns (30 yards and 15 yards) while also running for a game-high 51 yards including a three-yard TD run. He averaged 5.1 yards per carry on the night (13 attempts).

Since 2007, Harvard players have been selected as the region's top Division I performers seven times now. Chris Pizzotti '08-09 was selected three times, Doug Hewlett '08 once, Eric Schultz '09 once and Ryan Barnes '10 once.

Harvard has had at least one offensive player of the week from the Ivy League each season this decade while having a quarterback win the award in each of the last three seasons.

With the win against Brown, Harvard has now won its Ivy League opener in 10 of the last 11 seasons with nine of those wins coming against the Bears. Harvard has won 11 straight games at Harvard Stadium, having not lost at the Stadium since the end of the 2006 season.  The Crimson has won 17 of its last 18 home games.

Entering a nonleague game at Lehigh this week, the Crimson has won 15 of its last 19 non-Ivy games dating back to 2003 while also posting a 32-11 record in road games since the start of the 2000 season.