Collier Winters Named Ivy League Football Offensive Player of the Week
PRINCETON, N.J. – Harvard junior quarterback Collier Winters has been named the Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week in an announcement from the league office on Monday afternoon.
Winters, the second-straight offensive player of the week for the Crimson (Gino Gordon), was joined on the weekly Honor Roll by defensive tackle Josue Ortiz and freshman place kicker David Mothander.
The selections come following Harvard’s 30-14 victory at Dartmouth on Saturday as the Crimson reached the 30-point plateau for the fifth time this season – all victories.
Making his first start of the season, Winters accounted for three first half touchdowns in the Crimson’s victory. He ran for a pair of first quarter Touchdowns and threw a second quarter TD pass before finishing the day 19-for-31 for 212 yards and no interceptions. Harvard converted its first eight third-down chances including all seven in the first quarter as the team ran 31 offensive plays.
Ortiz had two sacks from his defensive tackle position against a Dartmouth team that had allowed just one sack in the first five games of the season. He finished the day with four tackles and leads the Ivy League in tackles for a loss.
Mothander was perfect on kick placements in the game, going 3-for-3 on field goals. He converted a season-long 43-yard field goal in the first quarter and later added kicks of 27 and 35 yards. He also had a touchback on a kickoff.