Harvard Football's Brate, Collins, Dombrowski Named to Capital One Academic All-District I first team

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard football team has produced three selections on the Capital One Academic All-District first team, it was announced Thursday. The three players, junior tight end Cameron Brate, senior offensive guard John Collins and senior punter Jacob Dombrowski, are now eligible for Academic All-America honors.

Brate, an economics concentrator, is second among Ivy League tight ends (to teammate Kyle Juszczyk) with 35 receptions for 519 yards (14.8 ypc). He is third in the league with five touchdowns.

Collins, a government concentrator, has been the mainstay of an offensive line which ranks third nationally in scoring offense (42.4 points per game) and fourth nationally in total offense (507.8 yards per game). The Crimson hasn't scored fewer than 28 points in a game this season and has scored at least 30 points in each of its last seven road games dating back to the 2011 season.

Dombrowski, an economics concentrator, leads the Ivy League and ranks ninth nationally in punting at 43.2 yards per punt. Although his 30 punts are fewer than anyone else ranked among the nation's top 23 punters, Dombrowski has made the most of his opportunities, pinning eight inside the 20 yard line with 12 fair catches.

Pos.    Name                             School                                       Yr.     Hometown GPA                  Major
QB      Ryan Nassib                 SYRACUSE                              Gr.     Malvern, Pa.                         3.60      Finance & managerial accounting
WR      Chris Looney                COLGATE                                 Sr.     Verona, N.J.                          3.90      International relations / history
WR      Kurt Ondash                 CORNELL                                 Sr.     New Canaan, Conn.           3.58      Applied economics / management
TE       Cameron Brate           HARVARD                                Jr.     Naperville, Ill.                       3.39      Economics
RB       Max Jacques                MARIST                                     So.    Salem, N.H .                         3.50      Communications
RB       Sam Shipley                 MAINE                                       Sr.     Santa Barbara, Calif.          3.91      Spanish / nursing
OL       John Collins                 HARVARD                                Sr.     Hull, Mass.                           3.49      Government
OL       Kyle Elliott                     RHODE ISLAND                      Sr.     Cresskill, N.J.                       3.57      Finance / communications
OL       Eric LaPorta                  ALBANY                                    Jr.      Yorktown Heights, N.Y.       3.59      Criminal justice / history
OL       Macky MacPherson    SYRACUSE                              Jr.      Syracuse, N.Y.                      3.50      Geography
OL       Sam Rodgers               SYRACUSE                              So.    State College, Pa.               3.86      Nutrition
OL       Jack Templeton           BROWN                                     Sr.     Ramsey, N.J.                        3.47      History / economics
OL       Chris Zarkoskie            NEW HAMPSHIRE                  Sr.     West Caldwell, N.J.             3.54      Psychology
K         Patrick Murray              FORDHAM                                Sr.     Mahwah, N.J.                       3.62      Finance
DB      Mike Banaciski             DARTMOUTH                           Jr.      Hillsborough, N.J.                3.48      Engineering
DB      Sam Jones                   HOLY CROSS                          So.    Canal Winchester, Ohio     3.63      Political science
DB      Tom Mannix                 HOLY CROSS                          Sr.     Kenilworth, N.J.                    3.40      Political science
DB      Brendan Melanophy   FORDHAM                                Sr.     Danbury, Conn.                   3.69      Finance
DB      Andrew Nelson            CORNELL                                 So.    Plymouth, Mich.                   3.48      Undeclared
LB       Adewole Oyalowo       BROWN                                     Jr.      Bowie, Md.  3.64                  Neuroscience
LB       Michael Runger           DARTMOUTH                           Jr.      Lisle, Ill.       3.76                  Economics
LB       Garrett Wymore           DARTMOUTH                           Sr.     Palos Verdes, Calif.            3.90      Economics / neuroscience
DL       Ross Walthall               BROWN                                     Sr.     Carmel, Ind.                          3.53      Political science / economics
DL       Zach Watts                    U.S. MILITARY ACADEMY     Sr.     Pittsburgh, Pa.                      3.46      Engineering management
DL       Michael Yules               BROWN                                     Jr.      South Dartmouth, Mass.    3.73      Economics
DL       Holt Zalneraitis             U.S. MILITARY ACADEMY     Jr.      Round Rock, Texas             4.01      Kinesiology
P         Jacob Dombrowski   HARVARD                                Sr.     Gaylord, Mich.                     3.36      Economics