Ott Inks Deal with New England Patriots

Tyler Ott played in the Senior Bowl in January (Gil Talbot).

FOXBORO, Mass. – Former Harvard long snapper and tight end Tyler Ott has signed an undrafted free agent contract with the National Football League's New England Patriots, the team announced Friday.

Ott, a native of Tulsa, Okla., served as the primary long snapper for one of the top special team units in the Ivy League. Harvard finished the season a perfect 45 of 45 when kicking points after touchdowns and 14 of 17 on field goal attempts. The Crimson sent 46 punts down the field for a total of 1,838 yards.

Ott became the fifth Crimson football player ever to participate in the Senior Bowl in January, and he finished his senior season with 15 catches for 188 yards and four touchdowns. Ott caught a three-yard pass in overtime to help lift the Crimson past Holy Cross, 41-35. The senior was honored as the National Tight End of the Week by College Football Performance Awards Oct. 28 after finding his way into the end zone three times, totaling 38 yards, against Princeton.