CLEVELAND – Senior Tanner Lee of the Harvard football team has been selected as an FCS ADA Academic All-Star, as recognized annually by the Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association.
Lee adds the FCS ADA Academic distinction to a lengthy list of honors and awards he has received this season. The Spanish Fort, Alabama native earned CoSIDA Academic All-America second team status after earning a spot on the all-district team for the second straight year. Lee was also selected as an Academic All-Ivy choice and was a semifinalist for the 2017 William V. Campbell Trophy.
His stellar play on the field earned him a spot on the All-New England Defensive team, as well as a spot on the All-Ivy League team for the second time in his career. Lee had a career-best 54 tackles and a team-best three interceptions, ranking him tied for third in the conference. He returned one of those interceptions for a 39-yard touchdown in the win over Brown. The safety also had four pass breakups, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. At the team banquet, he was honored with the Crocker (MVP) and Lamar (dedication to the program) Awards, becoming the first Harvard football player to receive both awards in the same year.