CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Three members of the Harvard football player have been named to the New England Football Writers’ Association All-New England team, it was announced Tuesday.
Senior defensive tackle James Duberg, senior offensive lineman Max Rich and junior offensive lineman Larry Allen, Jr. earned the honors.
The group of Crimson players will be honored at the annual Awards and Captains Banquet, to be held at the Montvale Plaza in Stoneham, Massachusetts Thursday, Dec. 8.
Duberg, a three-time all-conference choice, including a first-team All-Ivy pick this year, who is a product of Chula Vista, California, was second on the team with 4.5 sacks this season, while adding 29 tackles overall. He made seven tackles in the overtime victory at Princeton Oct. 22 and guided Harvard to the nation’s 16th-best scoring defense in the country, as the team allowed only 21 points per game.
Rich, an All-Ivy selection in each of the last two years, including a first-team nod this fall, hails from Portland, Oregon, and was a semifinalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy (the “Academic Heisman”) and a nominee for the National Football Foundation National Scholar-Athlete Award. Allen, a native of Danville, California, is a two-time All-Ancient Eight choice, having garnered a spot on the first team this season.
This duo helped the Crimson average 26.2 points per game this season, posting 241 yards through the air and 149.9 yard on the ground per game.
Harvard finished 7-3 overall and 5-2 in the Ivy League, marking the 16th-straight year the Crimson won seven or more games, a conference record. The senior class will graduate with an overall record of 35-5, one victory shy of the school and Ivy record (since 1956).