13 Football Players Earn All-Ivy League Honors, Five on First Team

13 Football Players Earn All-Ivy League Honors, Five on First Team

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Led by first-team selections Larry Allen, Jr., Stone Hart, Wesley Ogsbury, Aaron Shampklin and Jon Sot, 13 Harvard football student-athletes earned selection to All-Ivy League teams, as announced by the conference office Tuesday, Nov. 20.

Jordan Hill, Jake McIntyre, Tim O'Brien, Richie Ryan and Liam Shanahan earned All-Ivy second team, while Zach Miller, Adam Scott and Tom Stewart received honorable mention.

A stalwart member of Harvard's offensive line, Allen makes his third appearance on the All-Ivy team, including second-straight on the first team. A native of Danville, California, he started all 10 games and helped the Crimson average 30.4 points per game and 437.8 yards per game, 207.8 on the ground and 234.0 in the air.

Shampklin, a product of Paramount, California, enjoyed one of the finest seasons for a running back in Harvard history. He led the Ivy League in all-purpose yards (118.6 per game) and rushing yards (105.3 per game). Shampklin, who scored four touchdowns in the win over San Diego, finished the year with 1,053 rushing yards, the ninth most in school history, on 173 carries for a 6.1 yards per rush average. He became the 11th Crimson player to eclipse 1,000 yards rushing in a season. 

Hart, who hails from Olympia, Washington, moved up to the All-Ivy first team after earning a second-team spot last year. He played in all 10 games at defensive tackle and led the team with 8.5 tackles for a loss and was sixth with 32 tackles overall. Hart also earned the Joseph E. Wolf Award, as the team's top interior lineman at the annual banquet.

Ogsbury, who was elected the 146th captain in Harvard football history, will return to campus next year after garnering All-Ivy first-team honors as a defensive back. A Denver, Colorado product, he led the team with six interceptions, good for second in the Ivy League and third in the nation with 0.6 interceptions per game. He finished with 29 tackles and was tabbed Ivy Defensive Player of the Week Nov. 5. after picking off two passes against Columbia.

The Ivy League's leading punter, Sot, a native of Clark, New Jersey, averaged 41.1 yards per punt on the season, the second-best mark in school history. He had a total of 51 punts, placing 19 inside the 20-yard line.

Hill, a linebacker from Silver Spring, Maryland, played in all 10 games and led the Crimson with 70 tackles on the year, which was also good for eighth in the conference.

One of the finest kickers in program history, McIntyre, a product of Orlando, Florida, completed his junior season tied for the Harvard career record with 30 field goals. He also tied the Crimson single-season record with 13 field goals in 2018 and hit all 31 extra-point attempts on the season. He produced 70 points on the year and ranks fourth in school history with 167 career points among kickers. McIntyre, who earned CoSIDA Academic All-District first-team honors, is also fourth with 77 career extra points and was seven in the nation and first in the Ivy League in field-goal percentage (.867) this fall. 

O'Brien, a native of San Diego, Calfornia, and Shanahan, who hails from Marlborough, Massachusetts, were key members of the Crimson's offensive line, helping Harvard average 42.0 points per game in its final three contests, with victories over Columbia, Penn and Yale.

Ryan, who earned All-Ivy honorable mention a year ago, was fifth on the team with 37 tackles. A defensive tackle from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Ryan finished with 5.0 tackles for a loss and 3.5 sacks. He also garnered the William Paine LaCroix Trophy for enthusiasm, sportsmanship and loyalty at the team banquet.

Scott, a product of Denton, Texas, was also an All-Ivy honorable mention choice as a wide receiver in 2016. He will graduate 14th in school history with 93 career catches for 994 yards. This fall, he led the team with 37 receptions for 448 receiving yards.

The recipient of the Frederick Greeley Crocker Award as team MVP, Stewart led the Ivy League and was sixth in the nation with 15.23 yards per completion. He went 106-of-200 (.530) for 1,614 yards and 14 touchdowns on the year. A native of Dallas, Texas, Stewart tied the school record with five touchdowns passes, including three of 74 yards or more and the longest passing TD in school history, a 92-yarder to Jack Cook, against Columbia. He finished with 393 passing yards int eh game, eighth-most in program history. In The Game, Stewart was 18-of-27 for 312 yards and three touchdowns against Yale. For his efforts that day, he was named the New England Football Writers' Association Division I Gold Helmet Winner Nov. 18.

A native of Houston, Texas, Miller, the 145th captain in school history, played in all 10 games and ranked second on the team with 44 tackles and three interceptions. The recipient of the Robert F. Kennedy Award for desire and determination, Miller closed out his career with a two-interception day against Yale, earning Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week Honors Nov. 19.

Harvard, which won the last three games of the season, posted a 6-4 overall record and was 4-3 in the Ancient Eight in 2018. The team concluded the season with a 45-27 victory over Yale in The Game at Fenway Park.