• 16 Harvard Players Named CSM Preseason All-Ivy League

    Leaving the field, 1982

    Yes, I know this is Texas and a Texas website. I also know we are into the football Ds here in Texas and not the Ivy, but hang with me a minute and I’ll explain just why this IS a Texas story, and why it’s my day to do a little family bragging!

    First of all, most people who were into football in Comanche County in 1980 knew my brother David. Actually most knew Steve, David, and Scott. However, it was David who in 1980 packed his car and headed off for the gridiron at TCU. That story is worth telling in itself, but I digress.

    Anyway, David eventually married and entered the real world, and today he and his wife Debbie have four boys: Devin, Dayne, Daythan, and Dillon. Add those names to David and Debbie, and you will see that he obviously didn’t learn a lot of common sense at TCU, but he did present me with some great nephews!

    Dayne, David, Devin

    Devin was a starter on the team that began the state championships rolling in Aledo, and today he plays football in Missouri. Dayne was a starter on that team as well, and he now is the owner of three state rings.

    David, Daythan, Dayne, Debbie

    Daythan came along the next year and joined Dayne in the playoffs so he also sports a state ring, and we’ve all had a great ride watching the boys. Then, yesterday I happened upon a publication that gave me the idea for this article. Be sure to follow the links for more on these players  and more on Harvard football.

    “CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard football had a league-high 16 players earning mention in the latest preseason All-Ivy League team installment, this one coming from College Sports Madness. Mention of the Crimson started up front with Tim Murphy, the Thomas Stephenson Family Head Coach for Harvard Football, as the 19th-year head coach earned preseason Coach of the Year honors.

    Harvard, which has had at least one All-American in each of the last 13 years, has been prominently featured this preseason with its incredible duo at tight end in Kyle Juszczyk and Cameron Brate. Juszczyk has been named to preseason All-America teams by The Sports Network (TSN) and Beyond College Sports Network (BCSN) as well as the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) Watch List at tight end. Brate meanwhile, has earned honorable mention All-America mention from BCSN.

    College Sports Madness tabbed Harvard’s duo as first and second team selections, respectively.

    Joining Juszczyk on the first team on offense is sophomore Seitu Smith II, who is also a preseason All-American. Smith II earned mention at kick returner and center Jack Holuba also made the team.

    On defense, John Lyon and Nnamdi Obukwelu will anchor a defensive line that is perennially among the nation’s best and the duo gave Harvard two of the four preseason mentions at down lineman. Alexander Norman is one of three linebackers named to the first team and Brian Owusu will continue his role as Harvard’s shut-down cornerback. Jacob Dombrowski also earned first team honors after pinning 13 kicks inside the 20 yard line last year.

    On the second team, Treavor Scales, Brate and sophomore lineman Will Whitman garnered mention on the offensive side of the ball while sophomore Zach Hodges was honored on defense.

    The third team includes exciting sophomore running back Zach Boden, offensive lineman Austin Scheufele, defensive lineman Jack Dittmer, linebacker Josh Boyd and incoming freshman Dayne Davis at linebacker.

    Harvard opens its season September 15 at home against San Diego in a 12:30 kickoff. The Crimson begins defense of its Ivy League championship the following week, Sept. 22, in a 4:30 p.m. game at Brown (NBC Sports Network).”

    Copyright 2010 Harvard University

    And surely you can understand that old aunts are entitled…at least every now and then, right?


    About Fredda Jones

    Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for texansunited.com and marketing small-town Texas.
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