The New England Football Writers’ Association office unveiled its weekly Gold Helmet Award winners at a luncheon today, and Dartmouth junior Jack Heneghan took home the honor for Division I (both FBS and FCS) regional teams.
A 6-4, 225-pound quarterback from Atherton, California, Heneghan led the Big Green to a thrilling, 22-21 victory over then-No. 22 New Hampshirenight at Memorial Field, ending a 20-game winless streak that dated back 40 years. Trailing by 14 points entering the fourth quarter, Dartmouth closed the gap to 11 with a 28-yard field goal early in the stanza. Heneghan then threw a pair of short touchdown passes in the final five minutes to pull off the upset against the Big Green’s in-state rival.