PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Harvard’s Collier Winters and Collin Zych have been named as the preseason Ivy League Players of the Year by The Sports Network.
Announced at the league’s annual media day, Harvard was picked by the national media to win the Ivy League championship this fall. TSN picked the Crimson to finish second but selected Winters as the league’s top offensive threat and Zych as its top defender.
Winters, an all-league selection last year as a first-year starter, completed 57 percent of his passes and accumulated over 2,000 yards of offense through the air and on the ground. He threw 15 touchdown passes and ran for three more while throwing just seven interceptions – the best mark among the Ancient Eight for regular QBs.
Zych, meanwhile, has been a known commodity for some time. This year he has been named a preseason All-American by every major news outlet. Renowned for his open field tackling ability, Zych had 73 total tackles a year ago (53 solo) with 14 passes defended and two forced fumbles.
Harvard kicks-off the 2010 season at home against defending Patriot League champion Holy Cross in a 7 p.m. game at Harvard Stadium on Saturday, September 18.
The Crimson begins its Ivy League schedule at Brown on Saturday, September 25, in the first night game played at Brown Stadium, with kick-off scheduled for 6:00 p.m. under a temporary lighting system.
Harvard will have all five of its home games streamed on GoCrimson.com with play-by-play commentary from Bernie Corbett. In a new offering this season, member fans will be able to watch the complete games as archived events, starting a few hours following each contest.