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Gridiron Club Announces 2013 New England College Football Award Recipients; Annual Banquet to be held January 9 at Westin Waltham

 

BOSTON - December 6, 2013 – Gridiron Club of Greater Boston president Bob Norton announced that Boston College running back Andre Williams (Schnecksville, PA) and Harvard defensive tackle Nnamdi Obukwelu (Brockton, MA) are recipients of the 75th annual George “Bulger” Lowe Award, “New England’s Heisman Trophy” and one of America’s oldest college football accolades.

The Bulger Lowe Award recognizes the New England’s best offensive and defensive players in the NCAA Bowl and Championship Divisions, formerly known as Divisions IA and IAA. Williams and Obukwelu head an all-star slate of players, coaches and officials to be honored at the club’s annual Bob Whelan College Football Awards Night on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at the Westin Hotel in Waltham, Massachusetts.

The winners of the 68th annual Nils V. “Swede” Nelson Award for exceptional achievement in sportsmanship, academics, and athletics are University of Massachusetts defensive back Devin Brown (Piedmont, CA) in the Bowl/Championship Division and Worcester Polytechnic Institute offensive lineman Tim Grupp (Highland Mills, NY) in Divisions II-III.

Other honors conferred that evening by the Gridiron Club will be:

Awards Banquet Information: Thursday, January 9, 2014 at Westin Waltham Hotel. Tickets are $50 each or $500 for a table of ten. Order online at www.gridclubofgreaterboston.com, or call club secretary Dick Lawrence at (781) 929-3650. Social hour 6:00 p.m., dinner at 7:00.

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