A pair of Grinold Chapter Scholar-Athletes from our class of 2013 were named the recipient of the New England Football Writers Weekly Gold Helmet Award during this past season.  Alex Jette (North Attleboro), a wide receiver/kick returner from Brown University, and Tufts University running back Chance Brady (Haverhill) each received the honor which recognizes the outstanding performance by a player in Division I FBS/FCS and Division II/III each week. Both juniors, Jette earned the honor after making 16 catches for 216 yards against Holy Cross, while Brady rushed for 212 yards on 27 carries with two touchdowns in Tufts’ victory over Colby. 2015 marked the first year that the Grinold Chapter has been the title sponsor of the Gold Helmet Awards.

Gold Helmets & Other Honors


High School Happenings

Grinold Chapter second vice-president Charlie Stevenson led his Xaverian High School team on to the field at Fenway Park on Thanksgiving Day, the first day in 80 years that high school football had been played at the iconic park. The Hawks left the field with a 14-0 victory over St. Johns’ Prep of Danvers and the Catholic Conference title. They’ll next play for the Division I State Championship against Central Catholic at Gillette Stadium on December 5 with an approximate game time of 8:00 PM.

Chapter member Tim Morris has also led his charges to the state championship game.  Morris’ Melrose Red Raiders have a 12-0 record and a date with Dartmouth High School in the Division 3 championship scheduled for 3:30 PM.Type your paragraph here.

Chapter Member Tim Murphy Profiled

Several other members of the Grinold Chapter Class of 2013 had superb years at their collegiate institutions:

  • Craig Anderson (Franklin/Endicott) – New England Football Conference first-team defensive line, CoSIDA Academic All District
  • Lucas Bavaro (St. John’s Prep/Dartmouth) – CoSIDA Academic All-District
  • Chance Brady (Haverhill/Tufts) – New England Small College Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year, first-team running back
  • Dakota Girard (Nauset/Brown) – Ivy League honorable mention offensive line, CoSIDA Academic All-District
  • Alex Jette (North Attleboro/ Brown) – Ivy League first team wide receiver, honorable mention return specialist
  • Mike Rando (Walpole/Tufts) – NESCAC second-team return specialist

In addition from the Class of 2012:

Jack Grinold Eastern Massachusetts Chapter 

National Football Foundation 

Alex Jette

Murphy was featured in an article in Harvard Magazine this fall entitled, “Tim Murphy is Harvard’s Greatest Football Coach”.  

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Chance Brady

  • Will Twyman (Lincoln-Sudbury/Brown) – Ivy League second-team linebacker

And from the Class of 2014:

  • Jon Baker (Millis/Boston College) – Started at center
  • Connor Strachan (St. Sebastian’s/Boston College) – Started at linebacker