Shelton-Mosley Featured in Harvard Magazine

Photo by Gil Talbot
Photo by Gil Talbot

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - As the Harvard football season approaches, and the team reported on Thursday, senior wide receiver and returner Justice Shelton-Mosley was featured in Harvard Magazine.

"ENTERING his senior season, Shelton-Mosley, of Leverett House and Sacramento, looks to cement his status as Harvard's most accomplished return man ever. His career punt-return average of 15.8 yards is more than four yards higher than that of the player in second place, Andrew Fischer '16. Shelton-Mosley holds the school record for single-season return average: 19.0 yards, set in 2015, during his dazzling freshman season, and nearly matched last year, when his punt returns averaged 18.8 yards. He also has three punt returns for touchdowns, the most in Crimson history, and the longest such scoring play, 91 yards, which came last season in a 41-2 win over Georgetown. Two weeks later he had an 85-yarder in a 38-10 victory over Lafayette. These happy returns have come despite opposing coaches directing their punters to keep the ball out of his hands by kicking it far, far away from him, or putting so much hang time on their boots that he is forced to call for a fair catch. For his efforts in 2017, Shelton-Mosley was named to the All-Ivy first team and the STATS FCS (Football Championship Subdivision) All-America first team as a punt returner..."

To continue reading Happy Returns, by Dick Friedman, click here.