CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Sophomore place-kicker Jake McIntyre has been selected to the Fred Mitchell Award watch list, as announced by the organization Monday, Dec. 4. The Fred Mitchell Award is given each year to a place-kicker that excels on the field and demonstrates a passion for community service.
On the field, McIntyre was nearly automatic, making nine of his 11 field goal attempts and 23-of-25 extra points. His 50 points this season led the Crimson. He hit his career-long field goal attempt of 39 yards in a win over Georgetown in September.
McIntyre has been involved in a number of community service activities, including peer tutoring, going on a humanitarian mission trip to Cuba and assisting the YouthGlobe non-profit. During high school and his time at Harvard, McIntyre has spent countless hours tutoring his peers and he continues to tutor high school students in his hometown of Orlando, Florida when he returns home on breaks.
Last January he spent winter break on a humanitarian trip to Cuba. His volunteer actions included helping local fishermen with respective tasks, providing school supplies to local students and assisting a local clinic. With YouthGlobe, an organization that provides educational opportunities for students in Burundi, McIntyre has provided volunteer support as a financial analyst and mentor. He provides students and teachers in Burundi with educational exercises to help them learn English.
McIntyre is one of 13 finalists named to the Fred Mitchell watch list. The recipient of the Fred Mitchell Award will be announced December 11, 2017, based on performance on the football field and in the community.