JAMES H. BECHTEL AWARD WINNERS

James Bechtel was the quarterback of Coach Rute's 1952 Easton High team, which had a 7-2-1 record.  On Thanksgiving Day before 18,000 fans, with the score tied at 7-7 and 18 seconds to go, James Bechtel threw a touchdown pass to win the game.  Bechtel lettered in baseball and basketball, as well as football.

Graduating from Easton in 1953, he was accepted at Lafayette College and Rutgers University, but graduated from St. Michael's College in Vermont.  James joined the Navy and became a Naval Aviator.  He met his death while he was on an air refueling mission and his play exploded in mid air.  

The James Bechtel Award is given yearly by the Alumni Varsity "E" Club to the football player selected by the Coaching Staff.

1959    Thomas Bender

1960    Carl Kehler

1961    Albert Purdy

1962    George McGaughey

1963    John Janos

1964    Ronald Sandt

1965    John Jones

1966    Gary Rute

1967    David Reifsnyder

1968    Barry Snyder

1969    Robert Loprete

1970    Frank Brailo

1971    Robert Schooley

1972    Bryan Kelly

1973    Bruce Williams

1974    Steven Jordan

1975    Joseph Cosenza

1976    William Stoneback

1977    Stephen Finelli

1978    Michael Katz

1979    Lee Sutton

1980    Larry Nuttall

1981    John Deak    

1982    David Altemose

1983    Reginald Wilson

1984    Tim Prendergast

1985    David Hess

1986    Brian Crouthamel

1987    Jeffrey Vincent

1988    Brian Hunt

1989    Steven Mammano

1990    Jared Picone

1991    Harold Miller

1992    Gary Russell

1993    Matthew Allshouse

1994    Christopher Shannon

1995    Douglas Snyder

1996    Philip Black

1997    Richard Starke

1998    David Burgio

1999    Jared Breidinger

2000    Jay Black    

2001    Joseph Fernandez

2002    Chris Graziano

2003    Luke Carlson

2004    Jarrid Myers

             Zach Pizzaro

2005    Jonathan Boyer

2006    Joshua Sigman

             Ryan Hartzell

2007    Jarred Holley

2008    Kyle Harbridge

2009    Jashaad Gaddy

2010    Tyler Thomas

2011    Ian Hayden

2012    Tyler Greene

2013    John Spadoni

2014    Shane Simpson

2015    Ryan Greene

2016    Michael Pugilese

2017    Ayyub Dail

2018    Harold Reynolds