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Eight Touchdowns Between Week's Gold Helmet Awards

Probst (left) and Dwyer were selected for this week's Gold Helmet Awards (photo courtesy Harvard Athletic Communications).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Wesleyan running back Shea Dwyer and Rhode Island quarterback Steve Probst received the New England Football Writers’ Gridiron Club of Greater Boston Gold Helmet Awards for week five of the 2010 football season.

Dwyer, a native of Marlborough, Conn., recorded all five of Wesleyan’s touchdowns in a 35-21 victory over Hamilton. Not only did Dwyer light up the scoreboard, but he also rewrote the Wesleyan record books rushing for a school record 213 yards in a single game. The mark breaks Waldo William’s 24 year old mark of 190 yards. Dwyer also added 40 yards on two receptions to give him 253 all-purpose yards on the day. Dwyer’s first three scores, two rushing and one receiving, gave the Cardinals a 21-0 lead late in the first half. On 17 carriers, Dwyer racked up 135 yards in the first half alone, 16 yards more than his previous game-high total. Dwyer would add another score in each of the final two quarters, runs of two and 17-yards, on his way to his record-setting rushing tally. The New England Small College Athletic Conference also honored Dwyer this week as Co-Offensive Player of the Week.

Probst, a native of North Massapequa, N.Y., led Rhode Island to a 27-24 overtime win over Brown. On the day, Probst completed 22 of 38 pass attempts for 187 yards while rushing for 59 yards and three touchdowns. The most important of the three touchdowns came on Rhode Island’s first possession in overtime when he rushed 25 yards for the game-winning score. In addition to winning the Gold Helmet this week, Probst was named the Colonial Athletic Conference Football Player of the Week.

Date Division I winner Division II-III winner
Sept. 8 Jordan Brown, RB/PR, Bryant Bryant Johnson, QB, Bentley
Sept. 15
Gunnar Jespersen, QB, CCSU Pat Bennett, CB/KR, Coast Guard
Sept. 22
Nick Schweiger, RB, Dartmouth Uly Gibson, RB, Assumption
Sept. 29
R.J. Toman, QB, New Hampshire Michael Pierce, QB, Saint Anselm
Oct. 6 Steve Probst, QB, Rhode Island Shea Dwyer, RB, Wesleyan