Sixteen Crimson Football Players Named Preseason All-Ivy

Published by Alexander Koenig on July 24, 2012 at 3:12AM

A league-high 16 Harvard football players were named to the College Sports Madness Preseason All-Ivy Team, headlined by pre-season All-American tight ends senior Kyle Juszczyk and junior Cameron Brate and sophomore wideout/return-man Seitu Smith.

There was an even eight-eight split between the offense and the defense, and coach Tim Murphy was named the preseason Coach of the Year.

Juszczyk and Smith are joined by senior center Jack Holuba on the first team, while Brate, senior running back Treavor Scales, and sophomore offensive tackle Will Whitman landed on the second team. Rounding out the offensive honors on the third team were sophomore running back Zach Boden and offensive lineman Austin Scheufele.

On the defensive side, the line seems to have survived the loss of Ivy League Player of the Year Josue Ortiz ’11, as seniors John Lyon and Nnamdi Obukwelu landed two of the first team’s four spots. Seniors Alex Norman, Brian Owusu, and Jacob Dombrowski also made the first team, at linebacker, cornerback, and punter, respectively.

Sophomore defensive lineman Zach Hodges made the second team, with line-mate junior Jack Dittmer filling out the D-line on the third team. Junior linebacker Joshua Boyd also made the third team, joined by incoming freshman linebacker Dayne Davis.