Saturday, January 15, 2011

Former Harvard Football Captain Hails Rhodes Scholar, Amateur Athleticism

Although WHRB is a bit late to the party, we still wanted to draw attention--however tardy--to this article on by former Harvard Football Captain and '09 Alumnus Carl Ehrlich. Titled "Eyes on a Prize: Heisman and Rhodes," Ehrlich's article (which was published on December 9th, shortly before the Heisman Trophy ceremony) explores the nature of amateur athletics. In so doing, Ehrlich highlights the humble career of current Harvard senior--and newly-selected Rhodes Scholarship recipient--Baltazar "Zar" Zavala, a third-string wide receiver who was one of two walk-ons in the Class of 2011 to stay with the Harvard football program for four years.

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