Lindsey leads the Crimson with 47 tackles and 5.5 tackles for a loss this fall (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Senior linebacker Jacob Lindsey of the No. 15/16 Harvard football team has been named the College Sports Madness Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week, the website announced Sunday.
Lindsey, who hails from Cleves, Ohio, made the biggest defensive play of the season for the Crimson in a 14-13 come-from-behind victory over Dartmouth Oct. 30. With Harvard trailing, 13-7, with 2:54 remaining in the fourth, Lindsey stripped Dartmouth running back Ryder Stone, forcing a fumble, which fellow senior linebacker Matt Koran recovered at the Big Green 49-yard line.
Harvard went on to score on a five-yard pass from Scott Hosch to Justice Shelton-Mosley with 38 seconds remaining, and then Stone Hart sealed the victory by blocking a potential 46-yard game-winning field goal with one second left.
Lindsey finished with 1.5 tackles for a loss, 1.0 sacks and seven stops overall. He also broke up a pass, helping Harvard (7-0, 4-0 Ivy League) win its 21st-straight game, 15th-consecutive Ancient Eight game and 11th-straight home game.
Lindsey and the Crimson will visit Columbia (2-5, 1-3) Saturday, Nov. 7. The game, which begins at 1 p.m., will be shown exclusively on the Ivy League Digital Network.