David Mothander is Harvard's career scoring leader for kickers (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Seniors Cameron Brate and David Mothander of the Harvard football team have been selected to the USA College Football Preseason All-America team.
Brate, a tight end from Naperville, Ill., was tabbed to the first team, while Mothander, a place kicker who hails from San Juan Capistrano, Calif., garnered third-team accolades.
As a junior in 2012, Brate made 41 receptions for 592 yards last fall. He caught six passes for touchdowns and was a Beyond Sports Network All-America second team choice and a Capital One Academic All-America first team pick. Brate is a two-time All-Ivy League choice, having been named unanimously to the All-Ancient Eight first team last season.
Brate has earned several other preseason nods this summer. He was named to the College Football Performance Award FCS Tight End Award Watch List and the Beyond Sports Network, and The Sports Network Preseason All-America teams.
Mothander, who holds Harvard's career scoring lead for kickers with 197 points on 21 field goals and 134 extra points, set a program single-season record with 52 PATs last season as a junior. He also nailed 6-of-8 field-goal attempts and was tabbed to the All-Ivy League first team.