Courtesy of Harvard Athletic Communications
MOBILE, Ala. -- Harvard senior tight end Kyle Juszczyk will accept an invitation to play in the 2013 Senior Bowl, slated for January 26 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala. The game will start at 4 p.m. (EST) and can be viewed on the NFL Network.
Juszczyk joins Cornell senior left tackle JC Tretter as the two Ivies invited to participate in the game. The duo will be the first Ivy Leaguers to play in this all-star game since Penn's Mitch Marrow did so in 1998.
It marks the third all-star game invite for Juszczyk, who declined invitations to the CDS All-Star game in Tucson, Ariz. and the East-West Shrine Game in St. Petersburg, Fla. Mike Catapano, 2012 Asa S. Bushnell Cup winner as Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year, will play for the East squad in the Shrine Game.
A two-year All-American, Juszczyk has been named to this year's elite teams by every publication thus far – including the Associate Press, American Football Coaches Association, The Sports Network, Beyond Sports Network and CollegeSportsMadness.com.
Harvard has had at least one All-American in each of the last 14 years.
Juszczyk led the Ivy League with eight touchdown receptions and led a potent Harvard team with 52 catches for 706 yards (13.6 ypc). For his career, he set the mark for all Harvard tight ends with 125 catches (6th all-time) for 1,576 yards (7th all-time) and 22 touchdowns (3rd all-time).
His 15 receptions at Princeton this season marked the second-highest single-game mark in program history and he finished the game with 192 yards and three touchdown receptions.
Harvard went 8-2 overall and defeated Yale, 34-24 to earn a program-record sixth straight win over the Bulldogs as well as the 11th victory over the Elis in the last 12 years. The season marked Harvard's Ivy League-record 12th-straight season with at least seven wins – with no other Ivy team even having seven such seasons.
The Senior Bowl is the nation's most unique football game and football's premier pre-draft event, annually featuring the country's best senior collegiate football stars and top NFL draft prospects on teams representing the North and South which are coached by the entire coaching staffs from two National Football League teams. Senior Bowl practices are also attended by over 800 general managers, head coaches, assistant coaches, scouts and other front office personnel from the 32 National Football League teams, making Mobile and the Senior Bowl the week-long host to a one-of-a-kind NFL Coaches Convention.