CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – 2013 Harvard graduate Kyle Juszczyk recently completed his first NFL minicamp as the projected starter at fullback for the defending Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens.
A fourth-round draft pick in this spring's NFL Draft, Juszczyk has been asked to transition from the tight end/H-Back position he played at Harvard to fullback in the NFL. The transition has been aided by the Ravens' release of three-time Pro Bowler Vonte Leach, which has given Juszczyk the opportunity to take the bulk of the snaps.
Juszczyk's versatility as a pass catcher should give him an opportunity for a larger role in the offense as he also worked out of the slot, wing and I-formation throughout camp. The Medina, Ohio native graduated Harvard as the program's all-time leader among tight ends in receptions (125, sixth all-time), receiving yards (1,576, seventh all-time) and touchdown receptions (22, third all-time).
Juszczyk is one of five Harvard graduates expected to be in an NFL training camp in 2013, joining Desmond Bryant '09 (DT, Cleveland Browns), Ryan Fitzpatrick '05 (QB, Tennessee Titans), Kevin Murphy '12 (T, Minnesota Vikings) and Brent Osborne '11 (T, Seattle Seahawks).