McPartland Named to 2019 Academic All-America Division I Football Second Team

Graphic of Brogan McPartland

AUSTIN, Texas – Harvard senior defensive lineman Brogan McPartland has been named to the 2019 Academic All-America Division I Football Second Team, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

The academic honor is the first of McPartland's career and marks the third straight season in which a Crimson player has earned first- or second-team recognition. Alex White '18 was a first-team selection in 2017, before landing on the second team a season ago. Tanner Lee '18, meanwhile, was a second-team choice in 2017.

A native of Stephens City, Virginia, McPartland is an applied mathematics concentrator, who collected Academic All-District honors last month, a prerequisite to be eligible for All-America selection. To be considered for All-District honors, nominees must have a 3.30 cumulative GPA, have sophomore standing and be a significant contributor.

On the field, McPartland was a menace on the defensive line, leading the Ivy League with 9.5 sacks and adding 13.5 tackles for loss. After missing the first three games of the campaign, McPartland finished tied for the seventh-most tackles on the team with 36.

A first-team all-Ivy League and all-New England performer, McPartland was awarded Harvard's Frederick Greeley Crocker Award, given to the team's most valuable player.