CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A quartet of Harvard football players have been named to the 2018 New England Football Writers’ Association University Division All-New England team, it was announced by the organization Monday.
Senior offensive lineman Larry Allen, Jr., rising senior defensive back and 2019 captain Wesley Ogsbury, junior placekicker Jake McIntyre and sophomore running back Aaron Shampklin were tabbed to the team.
Allen, a three-time All-Ivy selection from Danville, California, started all 10 games and helped the Crimson average 30.4 points per game and 437.8 yards per game, 207.8 on the ground and 234.0 in the air.
Ogsbury, who was recently elected the 146th captain in program history, received All-Ivy League first-team accolades after the Denver, Colorado product led the team with six interceptions, good for second in the Ivy League and third in the nation with 0.6 interceptions per game.
A native of Orlando, Florida, McIntyre completed his junior season tied for the Harvard career record with 30 field goals. He also tied the Crimson single-season record with 13 field goals in 2018 and hit all 31 extra-point attempts on the season. He produced 70 points on the year and ranks fourth in school history with 167 career points among kickers. McIntyre, who earned CoSIDA Academic All-District first-team honors, is also fourth with 77 career extra points and was seven in the nation and first in the Ivy League in field-goal percentage (.867) this fall.
Shampklin, a product of Paramount, California, led the Ivy League in all-purpose yards (118.6 per game) and rushing yards (105.3 per game). Shampklin, who scored four touchdowns in the win over San Diego, finished the year with 1,053 rushing yards, the ninth most in school history, on 173 carries for a 6.1 yards per rush average. He became the 11th Crimson player to eclipse 1,000 yards rushing in a season.
The team will be honored at the New England Football Writers Captains and Awards Banquet on Thursday, December 6, at Rosaria Restaurant and Function Facility in Saugus, Mass. Tickets are $60/person and are available only by credit card at https://newenglandfootballwriters.com/captains-%26-awards-banquet.
People interested in attending should contact Dick Lipe at Bentley University at 781‐891‐2334 so tables can be assigned.
Harvard, which won the last three games of the season, posted a 6-4 overall record and was 4-3 in the Ancient Eight in 2018. The team concluded the season with a 45-27 victory over Yale in The Game at Fenway Park.