Pat Moffitt named New England Football Writers Div. II/III Gold Helmet of the Year Award Winner

Pat Moffitt '11
Pat Moffitt '11

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – Twenty-four times Pat Moffitt (Turnersville, NJ/Washington Township HS) started at quarterback for the Williams College Ephs over three seasons posting a 20-4 record and winning his last eight games, which secured a seventh perfect season (8-0) for Williams. Moffitt's stellar senior campaign earned him the Gold Helmet Award of the Year from the New England Football Writers as the region's top player Division II and III.

Moffitt will receive his Gold Helmet award at the New England Football Writers annual Awards and Captains Banquet, which will be held at Montvale Plaza in Stoneham, Mass. on Dec. 9. Moffitt, along with senior guard Kevin Rose and senior defensive end Dan Canina, will also be honored as members of the writers' 2010 Div. II/III team.

Typical of the soft-spoken Moffitt spoke loudest in the Ephs biggest games throwing for 4 TDs each in wins over Trinity (7-1) and archrival Amherst (6-2) in leading the Ephs to the Little Three (Wesleyan and Amherst) and New England Small College Athletic conference (NESCAC) titles and the 7th perfect season at Williams in 125 years of play.

In the Ephs 29-21 win over Trinity on Weston Field in game two, Moffitt connected on 23 of 37 attempts and chalked up a season high 389 yards. He connected with sophomore WR Darren Hartwell on consecutive TD passes of 83 and 89 yards ending a 3-game win streak by the Bantams over the Ephs.

Moffitt and Hartwell also teamed up on a 92-yard TD pass versus Middlebury in yet another game in which he threw for four TDs and passed for over 300 yards.

At Amherst in "The Biggest Little Game in America" and season finale, Moffitt broke a 10-10 halftime tie with three scoring passes as he connected on 24 of 34 passes for 326 yards.

Moffitt set the Williams record for most TD passes in a season with 25 and career (45). His 25 TD passes in one season is also a NESCAC record. Moffitt also owns the Williams single season record for yards passing with 2,386, the single season yards passing per game mark (298.2), and yards passing per game in a career (229.6).

This fall Moffitt hit on 65.2% of his passes (161-247) for an average of 14.8 yards per completion. He is just the second Eph all-time to throw for over 5,000 yards in a career finishing with 5,510.

Previously Moffitt was named First Team All-NESCAC, NESCAC Offensive Player of the Year, named to the New England Football Writers Div. II/III Team and selected as Co-Recipient of the Division III Player of the Year by The Touchdown Club of Southern New Jersey. He was also named to the D3Football.com All-EWast region Second Team.

"Pat Moffitt earned the task of replacing two–time NESCAC P.O.Y. Pat Lucey in 2008 as a sophomore," noted Eph offensive coordinator and QB coach Bill Barrale.  "We went 6-2 that year and all the tools were in place to make a run at 8-0.  The skills we did every day at practice Pat mastered.  His intelligence and unselfishness put our offense in opportune situations.  By 2010 his grasp of our system and desire to win were truly awesome to watch as the Saturday afternoons piled up and Pat played better and better.  To his credit his only goal was to help our team go 8-0 and help he did."

Moffitt is the fourth Eph to receive the New England Football Writers Div. II/III Gold Helmet of the Year award since 1974 when John Chandler became the first winner from Williams. Other Ephs taking home the region's top honor include Bobby Walker in 1994 and Scott Farley in 2002.

Moffitt's future plans include pursuing a career with the FBI.

 
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