Final Update: Crimson in the NFL

Photo courtesy of the Baltimore Ravens
Photo courtesy of the Baltimore Ravens

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Former Harvard football standouts wrapped their NFL seasons over the weekend, as four teams remain in the hunt for the Vince Lombardi trophy.

Advancing to the AFC divisional round was the Baltimore Ravens and starting fullback Kyle Juszczyk '13. For the season, Juszczyk started 16 of 18 games played with 25 receptions for 227 yards. He also scored his first career touchdown in week three against the Browns. In the playoffs, Juszczyk caught six passes for 45 yards (7.5 yards per catch), including corralling four against New England in the divisional round.

Before Houston Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick '05 ended his season in week 15 with a broken leg, the former Crimson standout completed passes at a 63.1 percent clip, totaling 2,483 yards and 17 touchdowns.

Cleveland Browns defensive end Desmond Bryant '08 played in 15 games in 2014, totaling 49 combined tackles and 5.0 sacks.

Rookie Cameron Brate '14 saw action in five games for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, after signing as a free agent in May.

Harvard owns the most active players in the NFL of any Ivy League school with four and graduates several draft hopefuls, including offensive lineman Nick Easton and defensive end Zack Hodges. The Crimson posted its 17th perfect season, going 10-0 overall and 7-0 in conference play to capture its 16th Ivy League title, including its eighth under Tim Murphy, The Thomas Stephenson Family Head Coach for Harvard Football. The Crimson also defeated Yale for a program-record eighth-straight time.