Hosch Honored As New England Player of the Year

Hosch Honored As New England Player of the Year

Hosch threw for 2,827 yards in 2015, establishing a new Crimson single-season record (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Senior quarterback Scott Hosch of the No. 19/19 Harvard football team has been selected as the Division I Gold Helmet of the Year Award winner, presented to the top player in New England by the New England Football Writers' Association.

Hosch become the seventh Harvard player to earn the Gold Helmet of the Year Award, joining Bob McDermott '77 (1975), Jim Callinan '82 (1981), Eion Hu '97 (1995), Ryan Fitzpatrick '05 (2004), Clifton Dawson '07 (2006) and Colton Chapple '13 (2012).

Hosch and the other NEWFA award winners will be honored at the annual Awards and Captains Banquet, to be held at the Montvale Plaza in Stoneham, Massachusetts Thursday, Dec. 10.

A native of Sugar Hill, Georgia, Hosch set the Harvard single-season passing record by tossing for 2,827 yards this fall. His 22 TDs was the second most for a single-year in program history and he finished eighth in the Crimson record books with 4,255 career passing yards and tied for sixth with 30 career touchdown passes.

Hosch, who was selected as the Gold Helmet of the Week Award winner Oct. 28 and Nov. 25, totaled 3,033 yards as a senior, good for second most in school history and he finished his career fourth in career completion percentage (.619) and ninth in career total offense (4,567). Hosch was 15-1 as the Harvard starting quarterback over the last two seasons.

He was named Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week three times this fall and helped the Crimson pace the Ancient Eight in total offense (474.2), passing offense (303.5) and rushing offense (170.7). Hosch threw for a career-high four TDs in the 38-19 win over Yale Nov. 21. He also threw for third most passing yards in school history (437), going 29-of-40 and two TDs vs. Princeton Oct. 24.

Harvard finished 9-1 overall and 6-1 in the Ivy League, earning a share of its third-straight conference championship. The Crimson posted a 5-0 record on the road, and the senior class graduates with a record of 36-4, tying last year's class with the most victories for an Ancient Eight school in the Ivy era (since 1956). Harvard also defeated Yale for a series-record ninth-straight time.