November 10, 2011
Minamide Earns Capitol One Academic All-District Honors
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Senior safety Dan Minamide of the Harvard football team has been selected to the Capital One Academic All-District first team, it was announced Thursday. Minamide is now eligible for Academic All-America honors.
A native of Escondido, Calif., Minamide was a preseason All-America honorable mention choice by Consensus Draft Services and has lived up to the billing. A player who has played every position in the defensive backfield, Minamide recorded interceptions in the end zone in consecutive wins against Brown and Lafayette earlier in the year.
The sociology concentrator is second among Harvard defensive backs in tackles with 29 (16 solo), has three tackles for a loss, four passes defended and has forced a fumble.