Six Football Players Earn All-Ivy Recognition

Six Football Players Earn All-Ivy Recognition

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Led by first team selections, Justice Shelton-Mosley and Charlie Booker III, six Harvard football student-athletes earned selection to All-Ivy League teams, as announced by the conference office Tuesday, Nov. 21.

The senior defensive trio of Luke Hutton, Tanner Lee and Stone Hart earned spots on the All-Ivy second team. Junior defensive tackle Richie Ryan was tabbed honorable mention.

Shelton-Mosley was a unanimous selection to the first as a special teams player. This is the third consecutive first team selection for the junior from Sacramento, California. Among the nation's best punt returners, Shelton-Mosley averaged an Ivy League-best 18.8 yards per return. That mark ranks third in the country. His two punt returns for touchdowns, including a program-record 91-yard effort at Georgetown, ties him for the most in the nation. He was also tabbed honorable mention All-Ivy at wider receiver, leading the team with 36 receptions and 465 yards. His 110.7 all-purpose yards per game ranked sixth in the conference. With 124 career receptions, he will enter his senior season in 2018 in seventh place on the all-time receptions list in Harvard history.

Booker garners his first All-Ivy honor, finishing the season with a team-high 733 yards on the ground and six touchdowns. The Houston, Texas native ranked third in the conference in total rushing. He scored a pair of touchdowns in back-to-back games wins over Brown and Georgetown and had a career-best day of 159 yards versus Lafayette.

This is the second time in as many years that Hutton garnered second team honors. The Austin, Texas native led the team and finished sixth in the Ancient Eight with 79 total tackles. An active linebacker, Hutton also had two tackles for loss, a sack, an interception and three pass breakups. He served as the 144th captain of Harvard football this season and received the Robert F. Kennedy Award for desire and determination at the team banquet.

Lee also earned his second-straight All-Ivy honor. The two-time CoSIDA Academic All-District selection from Spanish Fort, Alabama had a career-best 54 tackles and a team-best three interceptions, ranking him tied for third in the conference. He returned one of those interceptions for a 39-yard touchdown in the win over Brown. The safety also had four pass breakups, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. At the team banquet, he was honored with the Crocker (MVP) and Lamar (dedication to the program) Awards, becoming the first Harvard football player to receive both awards in the same year.

Hart receives his first All-Ivy recognition after being a force on the defensive line for the Crimson. Playing in nine games, the Olympia, Washington native had five sacks, ranking fourth in the Ivy League. He also had a career-best 32 tackles, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and a pass breakup.

Ryan also earned his first All-Ivy selection, being tabbed as an honorable mention choice. Ryan has played in 29 of 30 possible games in his first three seasons with the Crimson and had a career-high 41 tackles. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native also had three sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.

Harvard posted a 5-5 overall record and was 3-4 in the Ancient Eight in 2017. Tim Murphy, The Thomas Stephenson Family Head Coach for Harvard Football, collected his 200th career victory with the Crimson's 21-14 win at Columbia Nov. 4.