Buddy Farnham To Receive New England Football Writers Gold Helmet Of The Year

Providence, Rhode Island - Brown senior wide receiver Buddy Farnham (Andover, MA), the Ivy League Player of the Year, has been named the Gold Helmet Award of the Year award winner as the outstanding player in New England by the New England Football Writers. Farnham will receive the award at the NE Football Writers Annual Awards and Captains Banquet, December 10 at the Casa di Fior restaurant in Wilmington, MA.

A three-time All-New England selection, Farnham is the fourth Brown football standout to earn Ivy League Player of the Year honors, is one of the greatest wide receivers in Ivy League Football history. He is a rare three-time first team All-Ivy selection, becoming the 37th player in Ivy history to be selected first team All-Ivy three or more times.

Farnham completed an outstanding senior season, finishing the season with 1,003 receiving yards, the eight receiver in Brown history to go over 1,000 yards. His 100.3 receiving yards per game rank fifth in the nation, while his 74 receptions (7.4 per game) in 2009 rank eighth nationally.

In addition, his 28.57 kickoff return yards per return in 2009 ranks third in the nation, while his 165.10 all-purpose yards is eighth nationally. A true all-around player, Farnham also led the Ivy League in scoring (7.2 points per game) and punt returns (10.36 per return).

Farnham’s 229 career receptions are sixth in the Ivy record book, his 2,895 career yards are seventh all time in Ivy football history, while his 4,813 all-purpose yards are seventh in the Ivy record book. Farnham also established a new Brown record for punt return yards in a career. He established a new Brown record for punt return yards (636 yards), eclipsing the previous mark of 620 yards by Stephen Campbell from 1997-2000. Farnham finished second in the Brown record book with 1,167 career yards.