CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard football team has produced three selections on the Capital One Academic All-District first team, it was announced Thursday. The three players, junior tight end Cameron Brate, senior offensive guard John Collins and senior punter Jacob Dombrowski, are now eligible for Academic All-America honors.
Brate, an economics concentrator, is second among Ivy League tight ends (to teammate Kyle Juszczyk) with 35 receptions for 519 yards (14.8 ypc). He is third in the league with five touchdowns.
Collins, a government concentrator, has been the mainstay of an offensive line which ranks third nationally in scoring offense (42.4 points per game) and fourth nationally in total offense (507.8 yards per game). The Crimson hasn't scored fewer than 28 points in a game this season and has scored at least 30 points in each of its last seven road games dating back to the 2011 season.
Dombrowski, an economics concentrator, leads the Ivy League and ranks ninth nationally in punting at 43.2 yards per punt. Although his 30 punts are fewer than anyone else ranked among the nation's top 23 punters, Dombrowski has made the most of his opportunities, pinning eight inside the 20 yard line with 12 fair catches.
NCAA DIVISION I (CT, MA, ME, NH, NY, RI, VT)
Pos. Name School Yr. Hometown GPA Major
QB Ryan Nassib SYRACUSE Gr. Malvern, Pa. 3.60 Finance & managerial accounting
WR Chris Looney COLGATE Sr. Verona, N.J. 3.90 International relations / history
WR Kurt Ondash CORNELL Sr. New Canaan, Conn. 3.58 Applied economics / management
TE Cameron Brate HARVARD Jr. Naperville, Ill. 3.39 Economics
RB Max Jacques MARIST So. Salem, N.H . 3.50 Communications
RB Sam Shipley MAINE Sr. Santa Barbara, Calif. 3.91 Spanish / nursing
OL John Collins HARVARD Sr. Hull, Mass. 3.49 Government
OL Kyle Elliott RHODE ISLAND Sr. Cresskill, N.J. 3.57 Finance / communications
OL Eric LaPorta ALBANY Jr. Yorktown Heights, N.Y. 3.59 Criminal justice / history
OL Macky MacPherson SYRACUSE Jr. Syracuse, N.Y. 3.50 Geography
OL Sam Rodgers SYRACUSE So. State College, Pa. 3.86 Nutrition
OL Jack Templeton BROWN Sr. Ramsey, N.J. 3.47 History / economics
OL Chris Zarkoskie NEW HAMPSHIRE Sr. West Caldwell, N.J. 3.54 Psychology
K Patrick Murray FORDHAM Sr. Mahwah, N.J. 3.62 Finance
DB Mike Banaciski DARTMOUTH Jr. Hillsborough, N.J. 3.48 Engineering
DB Sam Jones HOLY CROSS So. Canal Winchester, Ohio 3.63 Political science
DB Tom Mannix HOLY CROSS Sr. Kenilworth, N.J. 3.40 Political science
DB Brendan Melanophy FORDHAM Sr. Danbury, Conn. 3.69 Finance
DB Andrew Nelson CORNELL So. Plymouth, Mich. 3.48 Undeclared
LB Adewole Oyalowo BROWN Jr. Bowie, Md. 3.64 Neuroscience
LB Michael Runger DARTMOUTH Jr. Lisle, Ill. 3.76 Economics
LB Garrett Wymore DARTMOUTH Sr. Palos Verdes, Calif. 3.90 Economics / neuroscience
DL Ross Walthall BROWN Sr. Carmel, Ind. 3.53 Political science / economics
DL Zach Watts U.S. MILITARY ACADEMY Sr. Pittsburgh, Pa. 3.46 Engineering management
DL Michael Yules BROWN Jr. South Dartmouth, Mass. 3.73 Economics
DL Holt Zalneraitis U.S. MILITARY ACADEMY Jr. Round Rock, Texas 4.01 Kinesiology
P Jacob Dombrowski HARVARD Sr. Gaylord, Mich. 3.36 Economics