Harvard’s football season may be long over, but the awards keep coming for quarterback Colton Chapple. The senior was named the recipient of the 2012 CFPA Quarterback Award, an honor given annually to the nation’s top FCS quarterback.
Chapple has racked up the accolades this offseason after his record-breaking senior year. Earlier this month, Chapple was named the recipient of the 74th George “Bulger” Lowe Award, presented by the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston as New England’s “Heisman Trophy.” In December, the senior was presented with the Asa S. Bushnell Cup as the Ivy League Offensive Player of the Year. Chapple also nabbed the Division I FCS Gold Helmet after being named the New England Player of the Year by the New England Football Writers’ Association.
Chapple finished the year with the country's second best passer rating. The senior registered a school-record 24 touchdown passes for the year. He completed 194 passes on 294 attempts, good for a career best .660 completion percentage.
In the Crimson’s loss to Princeton this season, Chapple set a school single-game record with 448 yards on 31-of-45 passing. His five touchdowns against the Tigers tied a career best.
Chapple has firmly cemented himself in the Harvard record books alongside the best Crimson quarterbacks of all time. Chapple is tied for second all-time with 39 career passing touchdowns alongside current Buffalo Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick ’05. His .622 career completion percentage stands as the second best mark in Harvard history.