CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Leading the way in the Ivy League with two top-tier selections, Harvard football landed two players on the STATS FCS Preseason All-America first team in offensive lineman Larry Allen and returner/wide receiver Justice Shelton-Mosley, as announced by the organization on Tuesday. Both seniors, Allen and Shelton-Mosley were the only first team honorees from the Ivy League.
Allen earns his first-career preseason STATS All-America nod, while the senior was previously a two-time All-Ivy League honoree as a sophomore and junior, including a 2016 selection to the first team. One of the best blockers in the country, Allen was also named All-New England as a junior.
Shelton-Mosley was named preseason All-America for the third time in his career, as the senior was on the third team as a sophomore and junior. Excelling as a wide receiver and returner, Shelton-Mosley was named to a pair of All-America teams a year ago after averaging 18.8 yards per punt return. He currently ranks sixth all-time at Harvard with 1,622 receiving yards and seventh with 124 receptions.
Harvard opens the 2018 campaign at home against San Diego Sept. 15 at noon. The game will be broadcast on ESPN+.