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Harvard DT Josue Ortiz Receives Bushnell Cup

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NOVEMBER 20: Josue Ortiz #48 of the Harvard Crimson block a punt by Greg Carlsen #49 of the Yale Bulldogs on November 20, 2010 at Harvard Stadium in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Harvard defeated Yale 28-21. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

NOVEMBER 20: Josue Ortiz #48 of the Harvard Crimson block a punt by Greg Carlsen #49 of the Yale Bulldogs on November 20, 2010 at Harvard Stadium in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Harvard defeated Yale 28-21. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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BOSTON (CBS) – Harvard senior defensive tackle Josue Ortiz was named the 2011 recipients of the Asa S. Bushnell Cup, which honors the Ivy League Football Players of Year.

Ortiz was named Defensive Player of the Year in front of a packed crowd at a special reception and press conference in the famed Waldorf-Astoria Hotel as part of the festivities surrounding the 54th National Football Foundation Annual Awards Dinner.

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Ortiz is the fifth Harvard player to hoist the Bushnell Cup, following Jim Stoekel (1973), Carl Morris (2001, 2002), Ryan Fitzpatrick (2004), Chris Pizzotti (2008) and Gino Gordon (2010). He is the first Crimson player from the defensive side of the ball to receive the honor and the first defensive player since Penn’s Jake Lewko shared the trophy with Brown’s Buddy Farnham in 2009.

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He is the first defensive lineman to be earn the Bushnell Cup since Penn’s Tom Gilmore in 1985.

Cornell sophomore quarterback Jeff Mathews and received the award on the offensive end.

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