Brate, Chapple, Juszczyk Earn All-America Honors
BOSTON, Mass. – Harvard placed three players on the 2012 Beyond Sports Network All-America teams with senior Kyle Juszczyk earning first team honors, senior Colton Chapple and junior Cam Brate earning second team honors.
Harvard has had at least one All-American in each of the last 14 years.
Juszczyk, a two-time All-America selection, made the team at the H-Back position. The Medina, Ohio native led the Ivy League with eight touchdown receptions and led a potent Harvard team with 52 catches for 706 yards (13.6 ypc). For his career, he set the mark for all Harvard tight ends with 125 catches for 1,576 yards and 22 touchdowns.
Chapple, the Ivy League and New England Player of the Year as well as Harvard's Frederick Greeley Crocker Award as Harvard's most valuable player, finished the regular season as the second-rated passer in the country. He achieved single-season records for touchdown passes, totaling 24 touchdown passes to surpass the previous high-water mark of 18. He also set the single-season record for total offense, accounting for nearly 320 yards of offense per game, on 66 percent passing while rushing for 602 yards and nine touchdowns.
For his career, the Alpharetta, Ga. native recorded five games with at least four touchdown passes – no other Harvard QB has more than two such performances (Ryan Fitzpatrick.)
Brate teamed with Juszczyk to supply Harvard with unrivaled ability at the tight end position. The Naperville, Ill. native started all 10 games for Harvard, catching 41 passes for 592 yards (14.4 ypc) and six touchdowns.
Harvard went 8-2 overall and defeated Yale, 34-24 to earn a program-record sixth straight win over the Bulldogs as well as the 11th victory over the Elis in the last 12 years. The season marked Harvard's Ivy League-record 12th-straight season with at least seven wins – with no other Ivy team even having seven such seasons.