Middlebury

Foote Earns Gold Helmet Award

November 6, 2013

Middlebury College quarterback McCallum Foote (Newton, Mass.) has been awarded the “Gold Helmet”, given weekly to the top New England performer in Division II/III. The award is given by the New England Football Writers’ Gridiron Club of Greater Boston. This marks the third time he has been honored, once in each of his three seasons at Middlebury.

Foote had an outstanding day last Saturday, throwing more touchdown strikes than incomplete passes in a 40-13 win over Hamilton. He finished the day 25 of 29 for 332 yards adding to his school-record 70 touchdown passes with five in the game. Foote played just one possession in the second half before watching the rest of the game from the sideline.

He is currently second in the nation in completions/game (32.7) and third in passing yards/game (337.7). The senior QB is 229-375 this season for 2,364 yards with 19 touchdown passes and a completion percentage of 61.1.

Foote and the Panthers have won 15 of their last 17 games, including eight straight at home. Middlebury will wrap up its season Saturday at Tufts, needing a win and a Wesleyan loss at Trinity to clinch a share of the NESCAC title.

In 22 career games at Middlebury, he has thrown for over 300 yards 10 times and over 400 yards on seven occasions.