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Former Crimson Standouts Begin NFL Training Camps

Photo courtesy of the Baltimore Ravens
Photo courtesy of the Baltimore Ravens

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Seven former Harvard football players have reported for the National Football League's training camps, which started over the weekend and will continue to open this week.

Overall, 18 former Ivy Leaguers are on NFL rosters, with the Crimson leading the way (seven), followed by Brown (three) and Columbia, Cornell and Princeton with two each.  

Cameron Brate '14 (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), Desmond Bryant '09 (Cleveland Browns), Nick Easton '15 (Baltimore Ravens), Ryan Fitzpatrick '05 (New York Jets), Zack Hodges '15 (Indianapolis Colts), Kyle Juszczyk '13 (Baltimore Ravens) and Tyler Ott '14 (St. Louis Rams) will all suit up for their respective teams this week.

This marks Brate's second year with the Bucs. Bryant signed a five-year deal with the Browns in 2013. Fitzpatrick joined the Jets in March after spending the 2014 season with the Texans. Juszczyk enters his third season with the Ravens. Ott earned the way onto the Rams' 90-man roster after participating in the rookie mini-camp in May.

Easton and Hodges signed undrafted free agency contracts with the Ravens and Colts, respectively, in May.

Preseason games start Sunday, Aug. 9 when Pittsburgh faces Minnesota at the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio. Preseason continues through Sept. 4, with teams making their final cuts to reach the 53-man roster limit later that week.

CRIMSON ON 2015 NFL TRAINING CAMP ROSTERS

Cameron Brate

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tight End

Desmond Bryant

Cleveland Browns

Defensive Lineman

Nicholas Easton

Baltimore Ravens

Offensive Tackle

Ryan Fitzpatrick

New York Jets

Quarterback

Zack Hodges

Indianapolis Colts

Linebacker

Kyle Juszczyk

Baltimore Ravens

Fullback

Tyler Ott

St. Louis Rams

Long Snapper

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