Harvard has won 21-straight games, the fourth-longest streak in program history (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Three seniors on the No. 13/15 Harvard football team have been selected to the CoSIDA Academic All-District first team, it was announced Thursday afternoon.
Linebacker Eric Medes and offensive linemen Adam Redmond and Cole Toner were honored for their efforts, both on the field and inside the classroom. To be eligible for the award, each student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative grade-point average (on a 4.0 scale) and have participated in at least 50 percent of the team's games.
Harvard's trio is now eligible for Academic All-America honors, which will be announced later this month.
Medes, who hails from Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, ranks third on the Crimson with 32 tackles and is tied for second with 3.5 tackles for a loss. A second-team All-Ivy League choice last year, Medes has also broken up two passes during his senior campaign. Medes and the Crimson defense rank first in the country in scoring defense (8.6 points allowed per game), third in rushing defense (71.1 yards allowed per contest) and eighth in total defense (284.6 yards allowed per game). The Crimson has held opponents to a total of 23 points in the last five games, the best stretch since surrendering 23 points through five contests at the end of the 1931 and beginning of 1932 seasons.
A native of Strongsville, Ohio, Redmond was an All-Ivy honorable mention pick last season, while Toner, a product of Greenwood, Indiana, was an All-Ancient Eight first-team selection in 2014. This fall, Redmond and Toner have helped Harvard rank ninth in the nation in scoring offense (39.6 points per game) and eighth in total offense (489.4 yards per game). Harvard has scored 277 points through seven games, the most since accumulating 297 through the first seven contests in 1892.
Harvard (7-0, 4-0 Ivy League) hits the road for a matchup at Columbia Saturday, Nov. 7 at 1 p.m. The game will be shown live on the Ivy League Digital Network.