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Harvard running back Aaron Shampklin hops over a Harvard teammate with a football in hand.

Just another hurdle: Leaping over guard Eric Wilson (68), Harvard running back Aaron Shampklin sails through a hole last season against Princeton. Shampklin had a breakout season in 2018, leading the Ivy League in rushing with 105.3 yards per game.
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Prospects, rules changes, a Rose Bowl centennial, pro players, a return from a shattering injury—and a tragic loss

9.11.19

Injured during his senior Harvard campaign, the star receiver will pursue a postgraduate football season.

Photograph by Gil Talbot/Courtesy of Harvard Athletic Communications

The Harvard football receiver and kick-returner will continue his football career next season at Vanderbilt. 

1.30.19

Cook’s tour: Harvard wideout Jack Cook leaves Yale’s Deonte Henson in the dust on a third-quarter, 15-yard touchdown. The score gave the Crimson a 28-24 lead, which it would not surrender. 

Photograph by Tim O’Meara/The Harvard Crimson

A resilient, crowd-pleasing football season, with talented sophomores surfacing

January-February 2019

Cook’s tour: Harvard wideout Jack Cook leaves Yale’s Deonte Henson in the dust on a third-quarter, 15-yard touchdown. The score gave the Crimson a 28-24 lead, which it would not surrender.
Photograph by Tim O’Meara/The Harvard Crimson

On the fiftieth anniversary of That Game, Harvard really does beat Yale. 

11.16.18

Last lunge: With senior right guard Larry Allen Jr. (73) keeping Penn defenders at bay, Harvard senior back Charlie Booker nudges the ball over the goal line for the Crimson's first score.

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A bludgeoning victory in the season’s final road game

11.11.18

Happy hookup: Having beaten Columbia’s Will Allen, Harvard junior wide receiver Jack Cook waits for the pass from senior quarterback Tom Stewart. Cook made the grab and then dashed to the end zone for the longest touchdown pass in Crimson history—92 yards.
Photograph by Tim O'Meara/The Harvard Crimson

A Senior Day, and game, to celebrate

11.4.18

Harvard junior defensive lineman Kelvin Apari pressures Dartmouth’s designated passing quarterback, Derek Kyler. The Big Green tried only 11 passes, completing four for 49 yards. 
Photograph by Tim O’Meara/The Harvard Crimson

For the third time against a tough foe, too little, too late.

10.28.18

Eyes on the prize: Harvard wide receiver Jack Cook and Princeton defensive back TJ Floyd await this pass from the Crimson's Henry Taylor. When it came down, Floyd snared it to snuff out a Harvard drive.
Photograph by Tim O’Meara/The Harvard Crimson

Harvard gives the Tigers a good game. 

10.20.18