Gordon, Schwieger share Ivy's top honor
New York, NY (Sports Network) - Running backs Gino Gordon and Nick Schwieger of Dartmouth on Monday were named co-recipients of the Asa S. Bushnell Cup, which honors the Ivy League's player of the year.
Gordon, a native of Bonita, Calif., rushed for 1,059 yards, the seventh- highest single-season mark at Harvard, and became the first Crimson player in four years to reach the 1,000-yard mark. He led the league at 6.3 yards per carry and became just the fifth player at Harvard to record 10 rushing touchdowns in a single season.
Schwieger, from Norton, Mass., rushed for a league-high 1,133 yards - the second highest-total in school history - on 242 carries while tying a school record with 14 rushing touchdowns. He also was second on the team with 28 receptions for 210 yards, and tossed a 62-yard touchdown pass during the season.
Penn sophomore quarterback Billy Ragone and Princeton senior wide receiver Trey Peacock also were finalists for the award which is voted on by the league's eight head coaches.
It is the second straight season, but only the third time in 41 years that two players shared the award. In the first year of the award in 1970, Dartmouth quarterback Jim Chasey and Cornell running back Ed Marinaro shared the Bushnell Cup. Last year, it went to Brown wide receiver Buddy Farnham and Penn linebacker Jake Lewko.
12/06 12:21:32 ET