Two All-Time NEC Gunslingers Headline Final ESPN3 Matchup

They have combined for 16,039 passing yards and 172 total touchdowns.

On Saturday, they’ll oppose one another at Campus Field in the featured #NECFB on ESPN3 Game of the Week.

Sacred Heart’s RJ Noel and Bryant’s Dalton Easton will close out their illustrious careers as two of the NEC’s all-time greats.

Noel, a two-time NEC champion, will graduate as the league’s all-time leader in total offense (10,885 yards).

The three-time all-NEC first team selection has the second-most passing yards (8,962) in NEC history and has been responsible for 103 touchdowns (81 pass, 22 rush) as a four-year starter. The 6-foot-2 Noel stands one touchdown pass shy of former SHU quarterback Dale Fink’s NEC career record (82).

Easton, who is in his third year as Bryant’s starter after transferring from Akron, has thrown his way onto a pair of NEC Top 10 lists this fall. The Floridian (7,077) enters Week 12 within 145 yards of sixth place in NEC history, which is currently occupied by former RMU great Tim Levcik.

Easton has thrown 66 career touchdown passes, including a league-leading 24 this season, and ranks fifth on the NEC’s all-time list.

Sacred Heart and Bryant will kick off at 12:00 pm ET on November 19. Paul Dottino (play-by-play) and Kevin Gilbride (color) will have the call with John Schmeelk on the sidelines.

The last time these two teams met at Campus Field, Sacred Heart clinched the 2014 NEC crown with a 14-7 victory.

Noel and the aforementioned Levick are the only two players in league history to garner three all-NEC first team selections at the quarterback position.


1.     10,016, Dillon Buechel, DUQ, 2013-
2.     8,962, RJ Noel, SHU, 2013-
3.     8,803, Dale Fink, SHU, 2007-10
4.     8,544, Anthony Doria, SFPA, 2003-06
5.     7,812, Brian Boland, MON, 2003-06
6.     7,222, Tim Levcik, RMU, 1998-01
7.     7,115, Kyle Frazier, MON, 2009-12
8.     7,077, Dalton Easton, BRY, 2014-

1.    82, Dale Fink, SHU, 2007-10
2.    81, RJ Noel, SHU, 2013-
3.    76, Tim Levcik, RMU, 1998-01
4.    72, Dillon Buechel, DUQ, 2013-
5.   66, Dalton Easton, BRY, 2014-

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