Which NFL players went to Harvard and other Ivy league schools?
The Ivy League, consisting of some of the most prestigious universities in the world, has seen several NFL players over time, with 13 current active alumni.
The Ivy League, also known as "the Ancient Eight", is an American collegiate athletic conference composed of some of the most prestigious universities in the world. All eight universities, Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Columbia, Brown, Dartmouth, Cornell University and University of Pennsylvania, place in the top 17 of the 2022 U.S. News & World Report National Universities ranking, according to Wikipedia. And four Ivies are in the top five (Princeton, Columbia, Harvard, and Yale).
American Football and the Ivy League have been committed to each other since the beginning of the game itself. The Ancient Eight, which refers to all eight Ivy League schools, has been home to some of the greatest athletes in the world, and has seen several NFL players over the years.
As of January, 2021, there are 13 active Ivy League alumni in the NFL, coming from Harvard, Penn, Yale, Princeton, and Cornell. Let’s take a look at all active Ivy league NFL players, as well as all former Harvard NFL players.
Active NFL players in Harvard:
Active NFL players in other Ivy league schools:
Below is a list of all former NFL players who have gone to Harvard University: