ADDENDUM: All items in the Jack Lambert Collection, including this one, will come with an LOA from Jack Lambert.
Original award presented to Jack Lambert in 1972 as the Defensive Player of the Year in the Mid-America Conference. Just two years after the shooting of protesters gave Kent State University an unwelcome connection to that event - which stands to this day - Lambert led an upstart Golden Flashes team to the conference championship which remains the only one the school has earned. Wood plaque measures 20x12" with football helmet profile and plate reading, "Golden Helmet Award Presented to Jack Lambert - Defensive Player of the Year - Kent State University - M.A.C. Football Champions - 1972," along with an NFL logo and sponsorship note from Coca-Cola. As legend has it, Lambert was "too small" for his first choice at Miami (Ohio), so he went to nearby Kent State, paving the road to becoming one of the great legends of the sport. EX condition.