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Wednesday, October 12, 2005

White Comes Off the Bench to Strike Gold

WALTHAM, Mass. – Following a remarkable fourth-quarter performance Friday night against C.W. Post, Bentley freshman quarterback John White (Kingston/Archbishop Williams HS) has been selected for this week’s Boston Globe Gold Helmet for the college division by the New England Football Writers.
White received the award Wednesday afternoon when the NEFW held its regular weekly luncheon at Harvard University’s Dillon Fieldhouse.
In the fourth quarter of the Falcons’ 55-42 loss to C.W. Post, White amassed 331 of total offense while tying the NCAA Division II record for touchdown passes in a quarter with five. He was 14 of 20 for 318 yards in the fourth while connecting on scoring strikes of 65, 18, 31, 5 and 33 yards. Involved in each of the team’s 23 plays in the quarter, he also helped the Falcons to 12 first downs.
The five TD passes in a quarter matched the record set by Kevin Russell of Califonia (Pa.) against Frostburg State in 1983, and tied by former Harlon Hill winner Dusty Bonner of Valdosta State against Ouachita Baptist in 2000.
White, who entered the game at halftime, finished the contest 20 of 31 for 380 yards, the 12th highest single game passing total in school history. His effort also garnered the 6’4”, 220-pounder Freshman of the Week kudos in the Northeast-10 Conference.
His performance also earned him the start in this week’s game at Stonehill College. White, who transferred to Bentley over the fall after spending last spring at the University of Buffalo, started the season’s first two games. After an inconsistent performance, he had been used as a back-up since.
White has been outstanding in his last two home games, completing 31 of 45 passes (.689) for 529 yards and the first six touchdown passes of his collegiate career. That has boosted his season accuracy to .532 and his passing yardage to 754. In addition, he’s been intercepted only once in his last 38 attempts after being picked seven times in his first 56 throws.

This marks the fifth straight year Bentley has had a Gold Helmet winner, and the 17th time overall.


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