Five from Yale named on All-Ivy team, but none on defense; Harvard’s Tim Murphy is Coach of the Year

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By Joel Alderman

Yale scored a lot of points this season, but the Bulldogs also surrendered a ton. Therein could be the reason that, although five Yale players were just named to the football coaches All-Ivy League first team, they are only on the offensive side. Meanwhile, Harvard, which placed four on offense, had five named on defense, along with Dartmouth. It may be no coincidence that Yale’s only two losses were to those teams.

The Crimson’s Tim Murphy was named the Coach of the Year for leading the way to an undefeated season and the league title.

Overall, 30 players, one at two positions, were named to the first team from among the eight-member conference that does not give athletic scholarships.

Varga a unanimous choice

Yale’s record smashing tailback Tyler Varga, who is expected to receive several more post season honors, is one of just two unanimous choices on offense. The other is Harvard running back, Paul Stanton.

In addition to Varga, the others from Yale named to the first team are Captain Deon Randall, Ben Carbery, Grant Wallace and placekicker Kyle Cazzetta.

The second team includes six from Yale, including quarterback Morgan Roberts. The others are Luke Longinotti, Bill Chism, Copache Tyler, Charles Cook, and Foyesade Oluokun.

Yale’s captain elect Cole Champion, is one of three Bulldogs receiving honorable mention.

Columbia, with another miserable season, 0-10, failed to place anyone on the first team, which is dominated by Harvard, Dartmouth and Yale.

The full list of the All-Ivy League first team follows.

Offense

Nicholas Codrea, Brown (Sr., OL – Tallmadge, Ohio)

Scotty Whitmore, Dartmouth (Sr., OL – Spring, Texas)

Sean Ronan, Dartmouth (Sr., C – Boca Raton, Fla.)

Nick Easton, Harvard (Sr., OL – Lenoir, N.C.)

Cole Toner, Harvard (Jr., OL – Greenwood, Ind.)

Ben Carbery, Yale (Sr., OL – Oak Park, Ill.)

Dalyn Williams, Dartmouth (Jr., QB – Corinth, Texas)

*Paul Stanton, Jr., Harvard (Jr., RB – Kenner, La.)

*Tyler Varga, Yale (Sr., TB – Kitchener, Ontario, Canada)

Ryan McManus, Dartmouth (Sr., WR/PR – Mendota Heights, Minn.)

Spencer Kulcsar, Penn (Sr., WR – Haworth, N.J.)

Deon Randall, Yale (Sr., WR – San Diego)

Grant Wallace, Yale (Sr., WR – St. Louis)

Tyler Hamblin, Harvard (Sr., TE – Syracuse, N.Y.)

Defense

Evan Chrustic, Dartmouth (Sr., DL – Andover, N.J.)

A.J. Zuttah, Dartmouth (Jr., DT – Edison, N.J.)

*Zack Hodges, Harvard (Sr., DL – Atlanta)

Obum Obukwelu, Harvard (Sr., DL – Brockton, Mass.)

Xavier Russo, Brown (Sr., ILB – San Francisco)

*Will McNamara, Dartmouth (Sr., LB – Chicago)

Connor Sheehan, Harvard (Sr., LB – Austin, Texas)

*Mike Zeuli, Princeton (Sr., LB – Marlton, N.J.)

Jacob Supron, Brown (Sr., DB – Mansfield, Ohio)

Troy Donahue, Dartmouth (Sr., DB – Greenwood Village, Colo.)

Vernon Harris, Dartmouth (Jr., DB – Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)

Sean Ahern, Harvard (Jr., DB – Cincinnati)

*Norman Hayes, Harvard (Sr., DB – Tucker, Ga.)

Special Teams

Nolan Bieck, Princeton (Jr., PK – Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)

Kyle Cazzetta, Yale (Sr., PK – Slate Hill, N.Y.)

*Chris Fraser, Cornell (So., P – Potomac, Md.)

Ryan McManus, Dartmouth (Sr., WR/PR – Mendota Heights, Minn.)

* unanimous choices

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