INDIANAPOLIS – Getting the platform to affect change on a national scale, rising junior defensive back Max Jones of the Harvard football program has been selected to serve on the NCAA Division I Football Oversight Committee Student-Athlete Connection Group. The 52 players, spread across both the FBS and FCS levels, will hold its first conference call on Sunday, March 31.
Jones is one of two players from the Ivy League to participate, which will broaden the chance for student-athletes' voices to be heard.
"It's important that student-athletes have a platform where they can express themselves," said Jennifer Williams, the director of athletics at Alabama State and the liaison to the student-athlete connection group. "The Division I Football Oversight Committee is excited to hear what some of the topics are they want to talk about. We want to know what is affecting them, and how we can enhance their experience as a student-athlete."
A native of Delmar, New York, Jones finished a productive sophomore season with 40 tackles, which ranked third on the team, one sack and one interception. Harvard went 6-4 in 2018, including a victory over Yale to cap the season at Fenway Park.