Jordan Reisner Wins Gold Helmet Award As New England Player of the Week
Providence, Rhode Island - Brown junior tailback Jordan Reisner (Highland Park, IL) made the most of the first significant playing time of his career by rushing for nearly 200 yards and two touchdowns in Brown's 21-14 win over Cornell, being named the New England Football Writers' Gold Helmet Award winner as the New England Player of the Week.
Just two weeks prior to Saturday's game against Big Red, Reisner was listed fifth on the Brown depth chart at tailback. He had one previous collegiate carry for five yards, taking three varsity snaps against Princeton a week ago.
With injuries to the Bears top three runningbacks, Spiro Theodhosi '13, Mark Kachmer '13 and Cody Taulbee '14. Reisner was elevated to the back-up against Cornell, playing behind tailback Jeffrey Izon '13.
Reisner ran for 193 yards on 22 carries, with a long carry of 50 yards to lead Brown to the win over the Big Red. 187 of his 193 yards came in the second through fourth quarters. He had touchdown runs of 27 and 49 yards, breaking several tackles along the way. Reisner's 193 yards are the most for a Brown runner since Ivy Player of the Year Nick Hartigan ran for 248 yards against Columbia on the final day of the 2005 season.
Reisner and the Brown football team travel to Philadelphia, Pa., this week to face Penn on Saturday, October 27. Kick-off at Franklin Field is scheduled for 1 p.m.