Sean Goldrich, Football
Sean, a sophomore quarterback from West Haven, Conn., quarterbacked the 15th-ranked UNH football team to a 41-27 victory at Maine in an NCAA second round game Dec. 7 at Alfond Arena. He completed 16 of 27 passes for a career-high 291 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Wildcats’ offense to 495 yards.
The signal caller’s 57-yard TD pass to Justin Mello gave the ‘Cats a 10-7 lead at 5:02 of the first quarter. Sean then connected with Jimmy Giansante on a 48-yards scoring play to put UNH back in front, 17-10, at 7:40 of the second quarter. New Hampshire received the opening kickoff in the third quarter and Sean capped an 8-play, 51-yard drive with a 3-yard TD pass to Mello to extend UNH’s lead to 27-17.
Sean eclipsed 1,500 passing yards for the season and currently has 1,683 passing yards and 14 touchdowns with a 148.08 pass efficiency rating. He also has 92 rushes for 298 yards and three TDs.
He was named the recipient of the Ray Gallant Insurance New England Football Writers’ Gridiron Club of Boston Gold Helmet Award on Oct. 21. Sean completed 21 of 28 passes for 236 yards and accounted for three TDs – two rushing, one passing – and directed UNH to a game-winning drive in the closing seconds of the Wildcats’ 29-28 victory against then-No. 12 Villanova University.
In 21 career games, Sean has completed 228 of 383 passes for 2,885 yards and 22 TDs for a 137.06 pass efficiency rating.