ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 
9 - Dan Minamide
Dan Minamide
Height: 5-11
Weight: 190
Year: Junior
Hometown: Escondido, Calif.
High School: San Pasqual
Position: DB
Major: Sociology
House Affiliation: Lowell

At Harvard
2010: Led Harvard with 12 passes defended with 11 breakups and one interception while playing cornerback after being listed as the team's starting strong safety in the preseason ... Made his first start at strong safety against Holy Cross ... Had his first punt return at Lafayette and returned it 26 yards while adding four tackles and a tackle for a loss on the day ... Made his first start at cornerback against Cornell on Oct. 9 and broke up one pass that resulted in a Harvard interception ... Had nine tackles (seven solo), a forced fumble and a recovery and four pass breakups against Lehigh ... Had an interception at Princeton ... Broke up two passes, had three tackles and returned one punt 11 yards in a win over Yale.

2009: Appeared in all 10 games ... Major H recipient ... Collected 30 tackles, 19 of which were solo ... Had four tackles against Holy Cross (all solo), at Cornell (all solo), against Princeton and at Columbia ... Had five tackles against Brown ... Added four pass breakups including two against Dartmouth to go with three solo tackles. 

2008: Did not appear in a game ... Minor H recipient.

Background:
At San Pasqual: First-team all-state at quarterback ... Earned letters in football, basketball, volleyball and track & field ... First-team all-academic selection ... Valley league offensive Player of the Year ... Rushed for 2,000 and passed for 1,000 yards and had 21 touchdowns as an option quarterback ... Education Compact Community Service program.

Personal:
Aspires to own his own business.