Middlebury College quarterback Jared Lebowitz (South Burlington, Vt.) has been awarded the "Gold Helmet," given weekly to the top New England performer in Division II/III. The award is given by the Jack Grinold Eastern Massachusetts Chapter of the National Football Foundation. Lebowitz was also named the NESCAC Offensive Player of the Week for the first two weeks of the season, leading his team to a 2-0 start. He and his teammates will host Amherst this Saturday with a 1:30 p.m. kickoff.
Lebowitz threw five touchdown passes for the second time in as many games last Saturday, leading Middlebury to a 35-14 road win at Colby. The junior went 17-25, throwing for 320 yards in just three quarters of play. Three of his scoring strikes were lengthy, going for 64, 47 and 36 yards.
He currently leads the NESCAC in completions (43), attempts (64), yards (689), touchdown passes (10) and passing efficiency (206.1).