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Former GAC standout Chapple gets Ivy League's top football honor

GAC grad and Harvard quarterback Colton Chapple, shown in action this season vs. rival Yale, was named the Ivy League's top player on Monday.

GAC grad and Harvard quarterback Colton Chapple, shown in action this season vs. rival Yale, was named the Ivy League's top player on Monday.

NEW YORK --Harvard senior Colton Chapple, a Greater Atlanta Christian grad, won The ASA S. Bushnell Cup, the most prestigious award in Ivy League football, on Monday afternoon.

Chapple and Princeton defensive lineman Mike Catapano were announced as winners of the cup, given to the Ivy League players of the year, during a reception at New York City's Waldorf Astoria Hotel. The event was part of the festivities leading up to the 55th National Football Foundation Awards Dinner.

Chapple is the seventh Harvard player to earn the award. He was one of four finalists in New York for the announcement.

Chapple was the nation's second-rated passer (161.51) as a senior, setting Harvard single-season records for total offense (3,169 yards) and touchdown passes (24). He averaged 256.7 passing yards per game with a 66 percent completion rate, while rushing for 602 yards and six more scores.