New York, NY (Sports Network) - Harvard quarterback Colton Chapple and
Princeton defensive end Mike Catapano were named the Asa S. Bushnell Cup
winners on Monday as the Ivy League football players of the year.
Chapple won the award as the Ivy League's offensive player of the year, while
Catapano was named the defensive player of the year.
Chapple set Harvard single-season records with 3,169 yards of total offense and
24 touchdown passes while the Crimson posted an 8-2 season. He had a 161.51
passing efficiency rating, which ranks third in the Football Championship
Chapple won top honors over last year's winner, Cornell junior quarterback Jeff
Mathews. This season, Mathews led the league in passing attempts (405),
completions (251) and passing yards (3,196), and finished second with 18
Catapano led the league with 12 sacks, ranked second with 15.5 tackles for
loss and was in on 41 tackles. He helped Princeton win four more games than a
year ago for a 5-5 record.
The runner-up to Catapano was Brown senior cornerback and return specialist
A.J. Cruz. He was the Bears' second-leading tackler with 71 and intercepted
four passes, second-best in the league.
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