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Carter Earns Prestigious Weekly Gold Helmet Award

Mike DeLong and Josh Carter Cambridge, Mass. -- October 19, 2011 -- Josh Carter, senior quarterback from the Springfield College football team, has earned this week's prestigious Gold Helmet Award (Division II/III) as bestowed by the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston at the New England College Football Writers Association luncheon. He was presented the Gold Helmet earlier today at the Dillon Field House at Harvard University.

A native of Marlborough, Mass., Carter had a spectacular day this past Saturday in leading his Springfield team to a 38-33 victory over always-tough Ithaca College at SC's Amos Alonzo Stagg Field in front of a very happy Homecomng Day crowd.

Springfield is now 4-2 overall on the season, 2-2 in the rugged Empire 8. In fact Carter earlier in the week was named the Empire 8 Offensive Player of the Week for the second time this year.

On Saturday, Carter rushed for a career-high 224 yards and three touchdowns in the win over the Bombers. His TD runs were of 47, 19, and 56 yards. Later in the fourth quarter, he added a 61-yard run. He did all this on just 15 carries, averaging 14.93 yards per carry.

Carter also completed five passes in 11 attempts for 97 more yards and one more TD. That TD went to junior WR Phil Baier of Braintree, Mass. for 38 yards.

Carter has been enjoying a great season. He is currently ranked No. 1 in the nation (NCAA Division III) in scoring with 16.67 points per game. He is ahead of Michael Zweifel of Dubuque who is ranked second with 15.43 points per game.

Carter is also ranked No. 2 nationally in "points responsible for" with 150 points, or 25.00 points per game. And he is ranked No. 9 in rushing offense as an individual with 142.50 yards rushing per game. On the season, he is averaging 7.37 yards per rush.

He is "responsible for" 24 touchdowns this year -- 16 rushing and eight passing. For his career, he is "responsible for" 74 touchdowns -- 47 rushing, 27 passing.

Springfield will next host St. John Fisher Saturday, October 22 at 2 pm at Stagg Field. It will be Springfield's final home game of the year, making it Senior Day for the Pride. SC will finish the year with away games at Hartwick, at Utica, and at Union the following three consecutive weeks.

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