The journey of Swiss QB Bay Harvey from Switzerland to the United States

After spending his first two years with NCAA Division III program John Hopkins University serving as a backup. Switzerland’s Bay Harvey is now making the most of his chances as the lead signal caller for the Blue Jays.

Harvey has led John Hopkins, located in Baltimore, Maryland, to an 8-0 start. The 6’2, 215-pound quarterback has been more than impressive this season. Harvey has thrown for 2,052 yards and 26 touchdowns in eight games with a 70% completion average while rushing for another 377 yards and four scores.

While Harvey lived in Switzerland for almost 15 years, he was born in the United States and lived in Rhode Island until his family moved to overseas when he was three. He discovered the game in Thun, a neighboring town to Lenk, where he grew up in Switzerland. His parents also had an apartment in Thun which is the home of one of the country’s top American football clubs. He attended high school there and discovered the game when he saw the Thun Tigers, the local club team (there is no high school football in most of Europe). His talent was not lost on the coaching staff and eventually he led the Thun U19 squad to the Swiss championship before heading off to Cleveland Heights High School in Cleveland, Ohio. Cleveland Heights happens to be the alma mater of NFL stars Travis and Jason Kelce.

In his lone season in Ohio, he led Cleveland Heights to a 9-1 record after a very successful season.

Being a dual-threat quarterback, Harvey has developed and learned a lot through his least few years back in the United States playing football. While he did not see the field much in his first two seasons with John Hopkins, he seems to be settling in just fine in his new role. With two games left in the 2023 regular season, Harvey and the Blue Jays are looking to keep their hot streak going in hopes of making the NCAA Division III playoffs.

Noah Costantino is a student and football player at Baldwin Wallace University in Cleveland, Ohio. Fueled by his love for the game he looks to continue his knowledge of football at an international level. He is majoring in Communications with a