Harvard's Juszczyk, Smith Collect More Preseason Honors

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Harvard football's Kyle Juszczyk and Seitu Smith II continue to receive preseason accolades with the College Sports Journal coming out with its 2012 preseason All-America teams.  

Juszczyk, which has been named to every preseason All-America team to date at the tight end position, garnered third team honors from this publication.   

Juszczyk, a second team All-American in 2011, led all Ivy League tight ends and led Harvard receivers with 37 receptions, compiling 512 yards and seven touchdowns. The seven TDs tied for the team lead as well as the most among Ivy tight ends.

His versatility often provided matchups problems for opposing teams as the 6 foot 3, 240-pound Juszczyk played virtually every down and lined up at H-back, tight end, slot and wide receiver positions. He also played on all special teams.

He caught passes in every game and had two-touchdown games against Bucknell and Columbia. He had seven catches against the Lions for a career-best 118 yards while also catching seven passes for 107 yards at Yale.  

Smith earns his third recognition on an All-America team, also with a third team notation. Smith, who earned mention as a first teamer by the Beyond College Sports Network, had a record-setting freshman season at kickoff returner in 2011.

As a freshman, Smith accumulated 658 kickoff return yards and a 29.9 yard-per-return average highlighted by a 91-yard return for a touchdown against Bucknell. He set records for yards, return average and became the first freshman at Harvard to return a kickoff for a touchdown.

Harvard opens its season Sept. 15 at home against San Diego.