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Senior Matt Brown committed to Harvard out of the Northfield Mount Hermon prep school to play basketball but also played football for the Crimson.
With just 60 ticks left on the game clock, perfection was on the line.
Every four-year athlete Murphy has recruited has won an Ancient Eight title. While team success may seem as consistent as a Cambridge winter, Murphy reached new heights in 2014.
In a season that saw the team go undefeated and win yet another Ivy League title, the football team proved its dominating power once again.
During their offseasons, most athletes are able to take a step back and limit their frequent treks across the river, to the Malkin Athletic Center, or to the boathouse. But that is not the case for freshman Candida Janachowski and senior Matt Brown.
After a breakout sophomore season where he recorded 936 yards and 15 touchdowns on the ground, junior running back Paul Stanton continued to impress, rushing for 990 yards and 11 scores in 2014.
Following graduation, Harvard students disperse into the world on a diverse range of paths. Many pursue full-time employment. Some immediately enroll in graduate school. Others travel abroad. However, a select few follow their dreams of becoming professional athletes.
Former Crimson football player Kyle Juszczyk '13 has established himself in the NFL, playing fullback for the Baltimore Ravens.
Crimson offensive linemen Nick Easton will be fighting to make an NFL roster after signing to the Baltimore Raven's practice squad.
According to Harvard coach Tim Murphy, a large contingent of the football team is able to stay close to Cambridge and train while completing classes or internships.
A last-minute touchdown catch for senior wide receiver Andrew Fischer propelled the Harvard football team to an Ancient Eight title over archrival Yale.
The Game proved to be a tight affair that would come down to the wire as Harvard could not hold on to its 17-point fourth-quarter lead.
With the Ivy League title on the line and the clock ticking down, Harvard and Yale were knotted at 24.
The Crimson's victory over Yale marked the end of an undefeated 10-0 season that saw Harvard reach as high as 14th in the FCS Coaches Poll.