As the NFL continues to deal with negotiations between owners and the Player’s Union, it calls for a look to the past when the game of football almost ended, forever.
Despite the lockout in the NFL, the draft is still scheduled to start April 28, and scouting remains active into the last few weeks before the 2011 amateur selection.
After a stellar senior season, captain defensive back Collin Zych has attracted the attention of a few NFL teams, according to Yahoo! Sports. The Jacksonville Jaguars and the Dallas Cowboys are both interested in the All-Ivy honoree, and Zych is reported to have pre-draft visits lined up with the two teams.
Harvard senior running back Gino Gordon was named to the American Youth Football Alumni Ring of Honor this week after a storied career on the field as a member of the Crimson football team. The AYF recognizes players who are “focused on promoting good sportsmanship, teamwork, high moral and physical standards and the importance of scholarship and academic achievement.”
On the gridiron, Gordon was named Ivy League Rookie of the Week twice in 2007. He was on the All-Ivy second team as a sophomore and earned a first-team nod in both his junior and senior years. At the end of this past season, Gordon was a co-recipient of the Asa S. Bushnell Cup following his 1,059 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns.
Gordon was one of six football players inducted into the Ring of Honor this year, including Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes and Rams defensive end Chris Long. Check out the full release here.
Though football season passed months ago, the Harvard football team’s work is still not done. In addition to bruising and beating down its opponents on the field, the team also works hard for the community. This Friday, March 25th, the team will be holding a blood drive to help the American Red Cross with its efforts to save those in need.
Senior Marco Iannuzzi is Harvard’s all-time leader in yards per kickoff return, with an average of 26.5. During his final season, he returned two kickoffs for touchdowns, including an 84-yard return during The Game. Now, Ianuzzi is hoping to extend his football career to the next level. The senior wide receiver, a native of Calgary, Alberta, participated in the Canadian Football League’s Evaluation Camp this past weekend.