Hempel was honored by the NEFWA for his perforamnce in his first collegiate start as signal caller (photo courtesy Thomas Kovtran).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard quarterback Conner
Hempel and Stonehill quarterback Logan Meyer have been chosen
as the fourth recipients of the Ray Gallant Insurance New England
Football Writers' Gridiron Club of Great Boston Golden Helmet
In his first career start, Hempel paced Harvard to a 42-20 victory of San Diego in the Crimson's season opener. The Union, Ky., native was 25-of-34 for a career-best 345 yards and four touchdowns, while also adding 38 yards on nine carries. The junior signal caller completed eight straight passes and went 20-of-27 for 306 yards in the second half alone. Hempel was tabbed Ivy League Co-Offensive Player of the Week on Monday afternoon.
Meyer completed 27-of-49 passes for 372 yards and five touchdowns as he marshaled Stonehill to a 41-38 overtime victory at Assumption College in record-breaking fashion. The senior has now recorded 48 career touchdown passes, surpassing the previous school record of 46 set in 1995. His total yards is the third-highest single-game total and he is the only 5,000-yard passer in program history. Myer tossed a 47-yard bomb to even the score at 35 to force overtime. In the extra frame, the signal caller found Gordon McLeod for a 14-yard touchdown pass that locked up the win.
|2013 Ray Gallant Insurance Gridiron Club of Greater Boston Gold Helmet Weekly Winners|
|Date||Division I||Division II/III|
|Sept. 25||Connor Hempel, QB, Harvard||Logan Meyer, QB, Stonehill|
|Sept. 18||Marcus Wasilewski, QB, Maine||Robert Small, RB, Anna Maria|
|Sept. 11||Rob Hollomon, RB, Central Connecticut||Kevin Bumpus, QB, Worcester State|
|Sept. 4||R.J. Noel, QB, Sacred Heart|