November 28, 2003

Cowan Earns Gold Helmet Award

Nov. 27, 2003

New Haven, CT - The New England Sports Writers named Yale quarterback Alvin Cowan the recipient of the 2003 Boston Globe's Gold Helmet Award for the top I-AA player in New England.

Cowan, a finalist for the Walter Payton Award for the top I-AA player in the nation, is the first Yale player to earn that distinction. The Gold Helmet was first awarded in 1975.

The senior Eli offensive leader plans to take his final year of eligibility next fall after breaking 16 Yale passing or total offensive records and helping the Bulldogs erase 43 records overall.

Here are some of Cowan's accomplishments in 2003.