Brate Signs Free Agent Contract with Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Brate was a two-time unanimous first-team All-Ivy League selection (photo courtesy Gil Talbot). 

TAMPA BAY, Fla. – Former Harvard football standout Cameron Brate '14 has signed an undrafted free agent contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League, the franchise announced Wednesday afternoon. 

A tight end from Naperville, Ill., Brate leaves his name in Cambridge after concluding his four-year stint with the Crimson as fourth in program history with 18 touchdowns. He graduates 12th in Harvard’s record book with 91 career catches and ninth with 1,381 receiving yards. Brate, who appeared in 28 games throughout his career, also helped the Crimson capture two Ivy League titles. 

As a senior, Brate was unanimously selected to the All-Ivy League first team for the second straight season after making 25 catches for 403 yards and five TDs. A semifinalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy, given to the best scholar-athlete in the nation, Brate caught three passes for 91 yards in Harvard’s 34-7 win over Yale in The Game to earn a spot on the College Football Performance Awards Honor Roll for the third time. He also earned recognition on the FCS All-New England team and the Beyond Sports Network All-America honorable mention team.