Foote Honored By Gridiron Club Of Boston

January 3, 2013

Middlebury College quarterback McCallum Foote (Newton, Mass.) has earned a share of the Joe Zabilski Award which recognizes New England’s top players in Divisions II and III. The award is given by the Gridiron Club of Boston with Foote sharing the offensive honors with Framingham State running back Melikke Van Alstyne. Foote will join the other honorees at the Gridiron Club's annual Awards Night on January 10.

Foote, the lone junior finalist for Division III’s highest football honor, the Gagliardi Trophy, finished the year with NESCAC and program records for passing yards (2,897) and touchdowns (31) while completing 63.7% (256-402) of his throws. He completed 256 passes this season, leading the nation with 32 completions per game. Foote sits in the top five nationally in three other categories, while setting two NESCAC records (yards passing and TD’s) and breaking three school records this year.

Foote was named NESCAC Offensive Player of the Year in 2012 and earned back-to-back first-team nods as quarterback in the conference. He also earned the prestigious Gold Helmet Award for the second time in his career. Over the course of the season, he piled up 400 or more yards through the air three times and tossed five touchdown passes on four occasions for the Panthers. The signal-caller was also an All-New England pick in 2012.