WORCESTER, Mass. – Holy Cross senior quarterback Dominic Randolph (Amelia, Ohio) has been selected as the 2009 recipient of the Harry Agganis Award, as announced by the New England Football Writers. The Agganis Award is presented annually to the most outstanding senior football player in New England. Randolph joins Gordie Lockbaum (1987) as only the second Holy Cross player to ever receive the award. Randolph will accept the Agganis Award at the New England Football Writers Banquet on Dec. 10 in Wilmington, Mass.
Randolph was previously named the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year for the third straight season, in addition to being a three-time first team All-Patriot League and All-New England selection. He was also a three-time finalist for the Walter Payton Award as the National Player of the Year in the football championship subdivision, and placed fifth in the voting this season.
During the 2009 season, Randolph completed 310 of 485 passes for 3,776 yards and 34 touchdowns. He set new Holy Cross single-season records for yards of total offense (4,256) and touchdowns responsible for (41), while tying the mark for touchdown passes (34). Randolph led the nation in total offense, while standing second in points responsible for, third in completions, fourth in passing yards and 15th in pass efficiency.
Over the course of his career as a Crusader, he completed 1,131 of 1,786 passes for 13,455 yards and 117 touchdowns. Randolph owns the Holy Cross and Patriot League career records for yards of total offense (14,240 yards), passing yards, touchdown passes, completions and pass attempts. He also set the New England collegiate record for most career passing yards, and broke the NCAA football championship subdivision records for most consecutive games with a touchdown pass (42) and most consecutive games with 200 passing yards (41).
Holy Cross concluded the 2009 season with an overall record of 9-3, and won the Patriot League championship with a 5-1 mark in conference games.