Providence, RI – Brown senior tailback Spiro Theodhosi (Londonderry, NH) was named the New England Football Writers Gold Helmet Award winner as the top Division I player in New England for his performance against Holy Cross last Saturday. The Gridiron Club of Greater Boston sponsors the Gold Helmet Award.
After missing the 2010 and 2011 seasons following injuries, Theodhosi made the comeback of his life by rushing for 120 yards on 20 carries in Brown's win over Holy Cross. He ran over and through the Crusaders for 103 of his 120 yards in the second half, rushing for key first down after key first down in the fourth quarter, including a fourth and two at the Holy Cross four yard line. He also caught two passes for 20 yards. Prior to Saturday's game, the last time he donned the Brown uniform was November 19, 2009.
Theodhosi, who will be making a bid for the Ivy League's Comeback Player of the Year, is a talented tailback, who ranked second on the 2009 team in rushing with 423 yards on 82 carries. He ran 25 times for a Brown season-best 167 yards and a touchdown against Yale, and rushed 33 times for 138 yards and another touchdown against Dartmouth.
Brown will host Ivy rival Harvard under the lights at Brown Stadium on Saturday, September 22, starting at 4:38 p.m. The night game will be televised live on the NBC Sports Network.