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Harvard Earns 15 Selections to All-Ivy Football Team

Cameron Brate was one of three unanimous All-Ivy League first-team selections (Gil Talbot).

PRINCETON, N.J. – Harvard placed seven players on the All-Ivy League first team and had 15 players selected overall in an announcement made Tuesday afternoon by the league office.

Of the seven unanimous honorees, three Harvard players were among the select group as chosen by the coaches; senior tight end Cameron Brate, junior defensive end Zach Hodges and senior linebacker Joshua Boyd.
 
Also named to the first team were junior offensive lineman Nick Easton, senior defensive tackle Nnamdi Obukwelu, senior defensive back Brian Owusu and junior defensive back Norman Hayes.
 
The Ivy League will announce finalists for its Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year awards on Tuesday, Dec. 3.
 
In addition to its seven first team selections, Harvard had six players named to the second team and two to the honorable mention squad members.
 
Named to the second team were senior offensive lineman Austin Scheufele, sophomore running back Paul Stanton, Jr., senior wide receiver Ricky Zorn, senior defensive back D.J. Monroe, senior placekicker David Mothander and junior punter David Bicknell.
 
Junior quarterback Conner Hempel and senior defensive back Chris Splinter were tabbed as honorable mention All-Ivy honorees.
 
Brate, who ranks fourth in Harvard history with 18 career TD grabs, finished second on the team this season with 25 receptions for 403 yards and five touchdowns. The senior tight end capped his season with three grabs for 91 yards in the win over Yale in The Game.
 
Boyd, the 140th captain in Harvard football history, continued to be one of the hardest hitters in the Ivy League during his senior campaign. He ranked four on the team with 50 tackles, amassed 4.0 tackles for a loss and 2.5 sacks and broke up five passes on the year.
 
Hodges, who Monday night earned Harvard's Frederick Greeley Crocker Award as Harvard's most valuable player, was recently tabbed to the watch list for the Buck Buchanan Award, given annually to the nation's top defensive player. Despite only finishing his junior season, he already ranks fifth in school history with 18.5 career sacks. In 2013, he finished with 40 tackles, 11.5 tackles for a loss and 6.5 sacks. He stood fifth in the nation with four forced fumbles, while also recovering three fumbles for 53 yards. Hodges paced the Ivy League in sacks and was second in tackles for a loss.
 
Easton, who played both guard and center this season, and Scheufele were part of the centerpiece of the Crimson offense that scored 371 points and established a new program record with a 67.0 percent passing completion rate. Scheufele started the final 30 games of his career, with both players starting all 10 contests this fall. Scheufele was honored Monday night with the Joseph E. Wolf Award (top lineman), sharing the award with Obukwelu.
 
Obukwelu played in nine contests at defensive tackle and finished with 31 tackles, 6.5 tackles for a loss and 4.5 sacks. He also recovered a fumble and forced a fumble.
 
Owusu recorded 47 tackles, good for fifth on the team and broke up four passes, while Hayes, who was elected the 141st Harvard captain, was third on the Crimson with 56 tackles, while tying for third in the conference with three forced fumbles. Hayes also made two interceptions, tied for the team lead.
 
After scoring four touchdowns in The Game, Stanton finished second in the Ivy with 17 scores and was fourth with 1,098 all-purpose yards. His 15 rushing touchdowns rank third most for a single-season in Harvard history and he was third in the Ancient Eight with 936 yards on the ground.
 
Zorn led Harvard with 50 receptions for 700 receiving yards and his 50 catches tied for 11th most for a single-season in program history. Entering his final year in Cambridge in 2014, Zorn already ranks 11th in the Harvard record books with 1,264 receiving yards and 13th with 86 career receptions.
 
Monroe, a defensive back, led the nation in passes defended with 18 and was first in the Ivy League with 16 pass breakups. He tied for the Harvard lead with two picks and finished second on the squad with 64 tackles.
 
After enjoying a perfect senior season, Mothander concluded his career by making his last 48 kicks, dating back to Nov. 3, 2012. He drilled all seven field-goal attempts and was 29-of-29 PATs this fall. Against Yale, Mothander drilled a career-high and Harvard-record in The Game 48-yard field goal. He holds Harvard's career scoring records for kickers with 247 points (28 field goals, 163 extra points) and is second in team history with 28 FGs.
 
Bicknell punted 45 times for 1,808 yards (40.2 avg.) during his junior campaign. He booted five kicks for over 50 yards and placed 14 inside the 20, giving Harvard's opponents difficult field position on several occasions.
 
Despite missing two games to injury, Hempel ranked third in the Ivy League with 233.2 passing yards per game and a 148.4 passing efficiency. He completed 157 of 238 passes for 1,866 yards and 15 touchdowns, while also rushing for 259 yards and five scores on the ground.
 
Splinter played in all 10 games at defensive back and finished with 29 tackles, while also tying for the team lead with two interceptions. One of his picks came against Yale, which he returned for 33 yards.
 
The Crimson earned a share of its 15th Ivy League title, going 6-1 in conference action. Harvard went 9-1 overall and defeated Yale, 34-7, to earn a program-record seventh straight win over the Bulldogs as well as the 12th victory over the Elis in the last 13 years. The season marked Harvard's Ivy League-record 13th-straight season with at least seven wins – with no other Ivy team even having seven such seasons.
 
The 2013 Ivy League Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year awards (Asa Bushnell Cup) will be presented Monday, Dec. 9 at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York, N.Y.
 
2013 IVY LEAGUE FOOTBALL POSTSEASON AWARDS
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Chris Fraser, Cornell (Fr., P - Potomac, Md.)
 
FIRST TEAM ALL-IVY
Offense
Cole Hooper, Brown (Sr., OL - Oklahoma City)
Cohle Fowler, Dartmouth (Sr., OL - Claremore, Okla.)
Scotty Whitmore, Dartmouth (Jr., OL - Spring, Texas)
Nick Easton, Harvard (Jr., OL - Lenoir, N.C.)
Christopher Bush, Penn (Sr., OL - Westwood, N.J.)
Spenser Huston, Princeton (Jr., OL - Summit, N.J.)
Joe Goss, Princeton (Sr., OL - Massapequa, N.Y.)
Quinn Epperly, Princeton (Jr., QB - Knoxville, Tenn.)
*John Spooney, Brown (Sr., RB - Northfield, Ohio)
*Dominick Pierre, Dartmouth (Sr., RB - Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
Grant Gellatly, Cornell (Sr., WR - Issaquah, Wash.)
*Roman Wilson, Princeton (Sr., WR - Broken Arrow, Okla.)
*Deon Randall, Yale (Jr., WR - San Diego)
*Cameron Brate, Harvard (Sr., TE - Naperville, Ill.)
 
Defense
Michael Yules, Brown (Sr., DE - South Dartmouth, Mass.)
*Zach Hodges, Harvard (Jr., DE - Atlanta)
Nnamdi Obukwelu, Harvard (Sr., DT - Brockton, Mass.)
Caraun Reid, Princeton (Sr., DL - Bronx, N.Y.)
Adewole Oyalowo, Brown (Sr., LB - Bowie, Md.)
Michael Runger, Dartmouth (Sr., LB - Lisle, Ill.)
*Joshua Boyd, Harvard (Sr., - LB - Hyde Park, Mass.)
Daniel Davis, Penn (Jr., LB - Norman, Okla.)
Emory Polley, Brown (Sr., DB - University Heights, Ohio)
Garrett Waggoner, Dartmouth (Sr., DB - Sarasota, Fla.)
Norman Hayes, Harvard (Jr., DB - Tucker, Ga.)
Brian Owusu, Harvard (Sr., DB - Oxnard, Calif.)
Anthony Gaffney, Princeton (So., DB - Columbus, N.J.)
 
Special Teams
Alexander Norocea, Brown (Sr., PK - Hermosa Beach, Calif.)
Paul Delaney, Columbia (Sr., P - Palatine, Ill.)
Chris Fraser, Cornell (Fr., P - Potomac, Md.)
Alexander Jette, Brown (Fr., RS - North Attleboro, Mass.)
 
SECOND TEAM ALL-IVY
Offense
Daniel Austin, Brown (Sr., OL - Franklin, Tenn.)
Clayton Paino, Brown (Sr., OL - Tarpon Springs, Fla.)
Austin Scheufele, Harvard (Sr., OL - Lafayette, Colo.)
Max Coale, Princeton (Sr., OL - Highland, Md.)
Ben Carbery, Yale (Jr., OL - Oak Park, Ill.)
Wes Gavin, Yale (Sr., OL - San Diego)
Jeff Mathews, Cornell (Sr., QB - Camarillo, Calif.)
Paul Stanton, Jr., Harvard (So., RB - Kenner, La.)
DiAndre Atwater, Princeton (So., RB - Duluth, Ga.)
Tellef Lundevall, Brown (Sr., WR - Highland Park, Ill.)
Ricky Zorn, Harvard (Sr., WR - Dallas)
Seth DeValve, Princeton (Jr., WR - Manchester, Conn.)
Andrew Marks, Brown (Sr., TE - Berlin, Wis.)
 
Defense
John Bumpus, Brown (Sr., DE - Concord, Mass.)
Evan Chrustic, Dartmouth (Jr., DL - Andover, N.J.)
Cody Fulleton, Dartmouth (So., DL - Seattle)
Jason Ray, Princeton (Sr., DL - Clarkston, Mich.)
Zach Olinger, Columbia (Sr., LB - Hoover, Ala.)
Brett Buehler, Cornell (Sr., LB - Dublin, Ohio)
Sam Chwarzynski, Penn (Sr., LB - Norwood Park Township, Ill.)
Mike Zeuli, Princeton (Sr., LB - Marlton, N.J.)
Stephen Dazzo, Dartmouth (Jr., DB - Arlington Heights, Ill.)
Vernon Harris, Dartmouth (So., DB - Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
D.J. Monroe, Harvard (Sr., DB - Columbia, S.C.)
Evan Jackson, Penn (Sr., DB - Hamden, Conn.)
Phillip Bhaya, Princeton (Sr., DB - Haddonfield, N.J.)
Cole Champion, Yale (So., DB - Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
Foyesade Oluokun, Yale (Fr., DB - St. Louis)
 
Special Teams
David Mothander, Harvard (Sr., PK - San Juan Capistrano, Calif.)
David Bicknell, Harvard (Jr., P - Boca Raton, Fla.)
Matt Lescano, Princeton (So., RS - Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
 
HONORABLE MENTION ALL-IVY
Brad Wagner, Cornell (Sr., OL - Mill Rift, Pa.)
Zach Wilk, Cornell (So., OL - Harrisburg, Pa.)
Sean Ronan, Dartmouth (Jr., OL - Boca Raton, Fla.)
John Oppenheimer, Yale (Sr., OL - Menlo Park, Calif.)
Dalyn Williams, Dartmouth (So., QB - Corinth, Texas)
Conner Hempel, Harvard (Jr., QB - Union, Ky.)
Luke Hagy, Cornell (So., RB - Pittsburgh)
Kyle Wilcox, Penn (Jr., RB - Tampa, Fla.)
Tyler Varga, Yale (Jr., RB - Kitchener, Ontario, Canada)
Bo Patterson, Dartmouth (Jr., WR - Charleston, S.C.)
Connor Kelley, Princeton (Jr., WR - Batesville, Ind.)
Cole Marcoux, Dartmouth (Sr., TE - New York)
Des Smith, Princeton (Sr., TE - Watertown, Wis.)
Niko Padilla, Columbia (So., DL - Dallas)
Elliot Kastner, Dartmouth (Sr., DT - Kamuela, Hawaii)
Austin Taps, Penn (So., DL - Mahopac, N.Y.)
Greg Sotereanos, Princeton (Sr., DL - Elizabeth, Pa.)
Beau Palin, Yale (Sr., DE - Oconomowoc, Wis.)
Daniel Giovacchini, Brown (Jr., LB - Acton, Mass.)
Tré Minor, Cornell (Sr., LB - Columbia, S.C.)
Bronson Green, Dartmouth (Sr., LB - Los Angeles)
David Park, Penn (Sr., LB - Buford, Ga.)
William Vaughn, Yale (Jr., LB - South Orange, N.J.)
Michael Turner, Cornell (Jr., DB - Pikesville, Md.)
Chris Splinter, Harvard (Sr., DB - Middleton, Mass.)
Matt Arends, Princeton (So., DB - Prior Lake, Minn.)
Kyle Cazzetta, Yale (Jr., PK - Slate Hill, N.Y.)
Bo Patterson, Dartmouth (Jr., RS - Charleston, S.C.) 

* Unanimous Selection