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From the original cover in 1997: John Dockery ’66, the only alumnus to earn a Super Bowl ring (click the white arrow on the right to see full image), displays mementos of his varsity sport. Such three-letter men have given way to single-sport stars like Naomi Miller ’99, a striker on the women’s soccer team. Updated 6/26/19: In 2013, Matt Birk ’98 became the second alumnus to earn a Super Bowl ring, playing for the Baltimore Ravens.

Sports

The rise of specialization, year-round competition, proprietary training, and recruiting in student athletics

6.28.19

(Click arrow to see full image) The Game, 1911, ending in a less glamorous tie score than in the 1968 version

Photograph courtesy of the Library of Congress

Boosting the game, and The Game

September-October 2018

Arguably the Ivy League’s most dangerous offensive weapon, the Crimson’s return man and wideout Justice Shelton-Mosley ‘19 is a threat to score every time he touches the ball.

Photograph by Gil Talbot/Courtesy of Harvard Athletic Communications

Justice Shelton-Mosley needs only the tiniest bit of space to go the distance.

September-October 2018

He’s gone! Against Lafayette, junior Justice Shelton-Mosley scored on an 85-yard punt return.

Photograph by Tim O’Meara/The Harvard Crimson

A humbling defeat in The Game caps Harvard’s dreariest season in 17 years.

January-February 2018

Sorry, dude: Senior linebacker Chase Guillory (45), junior linebacker Charlie Walker (41), and junior defensive lineman John Pirrmann (86) swallowed up Yale's star freshman Zane Dudek, who was held to 64 yards.
Photograph by Tim O'Meara/The Harvard Crimson

You can’t win if you can’t score.

11.19.17

Catch as catch can: Justice Shelton-Mosley made the most of limited space to snag this pass for a 45-yard gain. The junior wideout had a team-high four receptions.
Photograph by Tim O'Meara/The Harvard Crimson

A drubbing by Penn knocks the Crimson out of the title race.

11.11.17

Back in the saddle again: Fifth-year senior quarterback Joe Viviano entered in relief and guided the Crimson to their three touchdowns while playing miscue-free ball.
Photograph by Tim O'Meara/The Harvard Crimson

The readiness is all.

11.5.17

Freshman Harvard quarterback Jake Smith showed some moves as he slalomed through Princeton defenders on a 26-yard run.
Photograph by Tim O'Meara/The Harvard Crimson

A shellacking in the Stadium

10.21.17

Harvard's Charlie Booker deployed a mighty stiff arm to fend off Lafayette's Philip Parham. The Crimson junior rampaged his way to a career-high 159 yards on the ground.
Photograph by Tim O'Meara/The Harvard Crimson

The Crimson gets back on track.

10.14.17

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