Magic of Numbers: Pros from Harvard Beat the Odds

Published by Martin Kessler on August 13, 2010 at 10:11PM

Each Friday, The Crimson will compile a series of unique statistics about Harvard's sports scene. Welcome to the Magic of Numbers—without the problem sets. We'll do the math for you.


4 - Members from the Harvard class of 2010 that have signed professional sports contracts.

1,662 - Approximate size of the class of 2010.



6 - Number of former Harvard hockey players with NHL contracts: Louis Leblanc ’13 of the Montreal Canadiens, Alex Biega ’10 of the Buffalo Sabres, Dylan Reese ’07 of the New York Islanders, Noah Welch ’05 of the Atlanta Thrashers, Dominic Moore ’03 of the Tampa Bay Lightning, and Craig Adams ’99 of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

5 - Number of former Harvard football players with NFL contracts: James Williams ’10 of the Indianapolis Colts, Chris Pizzotti ’08 of the Green Bay Packers, Desmond Bryant ’08 of the Oakland Raiders, Ryan Fitzpatrick ’05 of the Buffalo Bills, and Matt Birk ’98 of the Baltimore Ravens.

2 - Number of former Harvard soccer players with MLS contacts: Andre Akpan ’10 of the Colorado Rapids and Michael Fucito ’08-09 of the Seattle Sounders FC.

1 - Number of former Harvard baseball players with MLB contracts: Frank Herrmann ’06 of the Cleveland Indians.

1 - Number of former Harvard basketball players with NBA contracts: Jeremy Lin ’10 of the Golden State Warriors.