December 17, 2009

Buddy Farnham Named Bulger Lowe Award Recipient As the New England Player of the Year

Providence, Rhode Island - The post-season awards keep pouring in for Brown senior wide receiver Buddy Farnham (Andover, MA), who was named the recipient of the 71st annual George Bulger Lowe Award, “New England’s Heisman Trophy,” by the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston. The award will be presented at the Gridiron Club’s annual Bob Whelan College Football Awards Night on Thursday, January 14, 2010, at the Burlington Marriott in Burlington, Massachusetts.

The Bulger Lowe Award is among the oldest and most prestigious awards in college football, dating back to 1939. Farnham is the fifth Brown player to earn the award, joining previous recipients Frank Finney ‘59 (1958), Bob Hall ‘66 (1965), James Perry ‘00 (1999), and Steve Campbell ’00.5 (2000).

Farnham completed his stored Brown career by being named the Ivy League Player of the Year, and the Gold Helmet of the Year award winner by the New England Football Writers.

A three-time first team All-Ivy and 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 the 37th player in Ivy history to be selected first team All-Ivy three or more times.

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, and 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.

Farnham finished the 2009 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).