BOSTON – The Gridiron Club of Greater Boston has selected University of New Hampshire senior quarterback R.J. Toman (Mission Viejo, Calif.) as the recipient of its Gold Helmet Award for the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS), recognizing him as the region's top player of the week. The announcement was made at a luncheon Wednesday afternoon at the Dillon Field House at Harvard University.

Toman completed 26 of 37 passes for a career-high 348 passing yards and four touchdowns to guide the Wildcats to a 31-10 victory over Lehigh last Saturday afternoon at Cowell Stadium. The 6-1, 212-pound captain was named the CAA Offensive Player of the Week on Monday and the ECAC co-Offensive Player of the Week on Tuesday.

Through four games, Toman has completed 81 of 125 passes (64.8%) for 899 yards and seven touchdowns.  He ranks second in the CAA in passing yards per game (224.8) and total offense (246.8) and has now thrown for 6,500 career yards, fourth in UNH history, and 54 overall touchdowns.

The Wildcats renew their rivalry with the University of Maine Black Bears on Saturday night at 6 p.m. at Alfond Stadium in Orono, Maine. The next UNH home game is Homecoming versus Richmond on Saturday, Oct. 9, at 12 p.m. at Cowell Stadium.  For ticket information, call 1-800-745-3000, visit the Whittemore Center box office weekdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. or CLICK HERE.

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