Tanner Lee earned his second-straight All-Ivy season honor and doubled up with the 2017 Crocker (Harvard Crimson MVP) and Lamar (Dedication) Awards, becoming the first Harvard football player to receive both awards in the same year...
BOSTON, Mass. — Tanner Lee has earned his second-straight All-Ivy honor. The twice-awarded CoSIDA Academic All-District selection from Spanish Fort had a career-best 54 tackles and a team-best three interceptions in 2017, ranking him tied for third in the conference. He returned one of those interceptions for a 39-yard touchdown in the win over Brown. The safety, who prepped under Glenn Vickery at Daphne High, also had four pass breakups, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery for the Crimson.
At the team banquet, he doubled up with the 2017 Crocker (Harvard Crimson MVP) and Lamar (Dedication) Awards, becoming the first Harvard football player to receive both in the same year.
Harvard posted a 5-5 overall record and was 3-4 in the Ancient Eight in 2017. Tim Murphy, The Thomas Stephenson Family Head Coach for Harvard Football, collected his 200th career victory with the Crimson's 21-14 win at Columbia Nov. 4. The All-Ivy League teams were announced by the conference office Nov. 21.
CoSIDA, (College Sports Information Directors of America) is the organization that has since 1952 bestowed Academic All-American recognition for collegiate student athletes.