CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard football tight end Tyler Ott accepted an invitation to play in the 2014 Reese's Senior Bowl at the Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala., on Jan. 25. The game will start at 4 p.m. (EST) and can be viewed on the NFL Network.
Ott becomes just the fifth Crimson athlete to participate in the Senior Bowl. Tight end Kyle Juszczyk played for the north last year.
The Senior Bowl is the nation's most unique football game, featuring the country's best senior collegiate football stars and top NFL draft prospects on teams representing the north and south. The squads will be coached by the Atlanta Falcons and Jacksonville Jaguars staffs. Senior Bowl practices are also attended by over 800 general managers, head coaches, assistant coaches and scouts from the 32 National Football League teams, making Mobile the week-long host to a one-of-a-kind NFL Coaches Convention.
2014 Reese's Senior Bowl Game Information
The Tulsa, Okla., native finished his senior campaign with 15 catches for 188 yards and four touchdowns. Ott caught a three-yard pass in overtime to help lift the Crimson past Holy Cross, 41-35. The senior was honored as the National Tight End of the Week by College Football Performance Awards Oct. 28 after finding his way into the end zone three times, totaling 38 yards, against Princeton.
Ott also served as the primary long snapper for one of the top special team units in the Ivy League. Harvard finished the season a perfect 45 of 45 when kicking points after touchdowns and 14 of 17 on field goal attempts. The Crimson sent 46 punts down the field for a total of 1,838 yards.
Ott and Harvard earned a share of the program's 15th Ivy League crown, finishing 6-1 in the Ancient Eight and 9-1 overall. The Crimson defeated Yale for the seventh straight season and 12th time in the last 13 years, while posting a 5-0 record on the road. Harvard also won at least seven games for the 13th consecutive season, an Ivy League record.