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Army coach Jeff Monken listed junior Ahmad Bradshaw and sophomore Chris Carter as co-starting quarterbacks on the post-spring depth chart.

"We have two No. 1 quarterbacks," Monken said. While Bradshaw is a more dynamic runner in close quarters, Carter is better at both pitching the ball and throwing it. "Perhaps, there will be a need or a reason for us to play both of them," Monken said. "I don’t know if we will do that. But, that may be the way it ends up." Bradshaw made seven starts in 2015 while Carter made two. "I hope these guys continue to grow," Monken said. "They both need to get better. As good as the competition was this spring, neither one of those guys is as good as we want them to be."
Jul 22 - 5:26 PM

HudsonValley.com's Sal Interdonato reports that Army senior RB Aaron Kemper has been dismissed from the team due to an academic honor-code violation.

Army has confirmed that Kemper is no longer on the team, but (as tends to be the case with these things) would not elaborate as to the reason why. Last season, the 5-foot-6, 205-pounder rushed for 551 yards (5.4 YPC) and three touchdowns. Sophomore running backs Andy Davidson and Cole Macek surpassed him on the depth chart this spring. Those young men are just beginning to transition from linebacker to running back, making Army's situation in the backfield a somewhat tenuous one at this moment.
Jul 8 - 3:10 PM

Army senior CB Josh Jenkins tweeted that he is "looking to transfer."

Jenkins suffered a serious head injury in a fight with teammate Seth Combs during the Fourth of July weekend last summer. Combs was dismissed from the team, but the damage had already been done, as Jenkins was unable to play in 2015 due to his injuries. This spring, the 6-foot, 190-pounder was held out of contact drills. HC Jeff Monken said that he was hopeful Jenkins would be a go for contact work come August.
May 26 - 4:25 PM

Army senior LB Andrew King made the preseason Lott IMPACT trophy watch list.

King led the Cadets with 14 tackles for losses and five sacks last year, additionally chipping in 72 tackles. The 6-foot, 246-pounder, also a lacrosse player, is a Platoon Leader and Honor Officer.
May 20 - 8:01 PM

Army sophomore QB Ahmad Bradshaw (shoulder) will undergo an MRI on Sunday.

Following Saturday's 21-14 win over Bucknell, Bradshaw told HC Jeff Monken that his shoulder felt "OK." The 5-foot-11, 196-pound sophomore will have an MRI on Sunday to see the exact extent of the injury. Army hits the road to face Rice next weekend.
Sat, Oct 17, 2015 06:16:00 PM

Army sophomore QB Ahmad Bradshaw has been named the team's starting quarterback for the 2015 season.

Bradshaw played mostly out of the shotgun at the United States Military Academy Prep School prior to joining the Black Knights, but he's apparently taken to Army's option scheme. The 5-foot-11, 196-pound sophomore doesn't possess burning speed, but he's a quick, strong runner.
Mon, Aug 31, 2015 08:29:00 PM

Army FB Larry Dixon carried the ball 14 times for 90 yards in Saturday's 17-10 loss to Navy.

He also had a 20-yard reception. Army hung far tougher than expected in this popular rivalry, holding a 7-0 lead until Navy tied the affair with seconds left before halftime. The 5-foot-11, 239-pound Dixon will play in the East-West Shrine Game. He rushed for 1,092 yards and nine touchdowns in his last collegiate season. We don't like his chances of getting drafted.
Sat, Dec 13, 2014 08:04:00 PM

Army FB Larry Dixon has accepted an invitation to the East-West Shrine Game.

Because the 5-foot-11, 239-pound Dixon plays in Army's triple-option attack, he's accrued far more rushing stats that your typical fullback. This season, in fact, he's already piled up 1,012 yards and nine touchdowns on 176 carries. It's possible a big post-season could convince a team to devote a seventh-rounder to procure his services, but more likely Dixon will enter the NFL as a UDFA.
Wed, Nov 26, 2014 06:29:00 PM

Army senior RB Raymond Maples was granted a fifth season of eligibility due to a medical hardship waiver.

The veteran back already ranks sixth in academy history with 2,612 career rushing yards. Maples sustained a season-ending groin injury in September, ensuring that he would play less than 20 percent of Army's games and qualify for the exemption. It was thought that Maples would begin his military career after the injury, but he's changed his mind.
Sat, Mar 15, 2014 06:45:00 PM

Army announced Jeff Monken as head coach on Tuesday morning.

Monken, who spent the past four seasons at Georgia Southern, is a nice schematic fit for the option-leaning service academy. Monken, of course, led the Eagles to a 26-20 upset win over Florida earlier this season. The cousin of Southern Miss head coach Todd Monken served as an assistant at Navy from 2002-07. "I am thrilled to accept the head coaching position at West Point," said Monken in a statement. "Not only is the United States Military Academy one of the most prestigious academic institutions in the world, it boasts one of the nation's richest, most historic traditions in all of college football. I am anxious to get started ... meet our players, put our coaching staff in place, and begin preparations for the 2014 football season."
Source: CBS Sports
Tue, Dec 24, 2013 02:31:00 PM

Army senior WR Patrick Laird accepted an invitation to play in the East-West Shrine Game.

If the primary job of an NFL receiver were to block -- if NFL teams ran Army's offense, in other words -- Laird would be a hugely sought-after prospect. Unfortunately, advances in offensive football theory phased players like Laird out of The League before Laird himself was born. The 6-foot-3, 219-pounder has a brighter future off the field than he does on it.
Fri, Dec 20, 2013 05:20:00 PM

Army fired head coach Rich Ellerson.

Army is, of course, one of the toughest jobs in major collegiate athletics. Ellerson went 20-41 in five seasons, including 0-5 against Navy. Ellerson was canned on Saturday immediately after his most recent setback against the Midshipmen, a 34-7 blowout. Army finished 3-9 in 2013. "Look for Ellerson's potential replacement to have experience at Army from stronger football eras there," writes SI's Pete Thamel. The scribe mentions Ohio State co-offensive coordinator Ed Warinner, New York Jets special teams coach Ben Kotwica, Vanderbilt defensive coordinator Bob Shoop, UCF offensive coordinator Charlie Taaffe, Richmond head coach Danny Rocco and Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan as potential possibilities; all have with West Point ties.
Mon, Dec 16, 2013 04:47:00 PM

Army's Jared Hassin makes the switch from fullback to running back.

Hassin is a 6-3, 230-pound bull who resembles a running back in a fullback’s body. He piled up 1,013 yards on the ground in 2010 while averaging 5.3 per carry with 9 touchdowns. He also caught one dozen passes. With RB Raymond Maples getting the bulk of the work and topping 1,000 yards last season, Hassin served as more of a traditional fullback. He had double digits in carries just four times and ran for 450 yards with an average of 4.6. With Hassin’s switch to running back for his senior season, the Black Knights really do have a two-headed monster, change-of-pace look at the position with him and the sturdy and fleet 6-1, 200 Maples.
Thu, Feb 23, 2012 01:38:00 PM

Army's Raymond Maples topped 1,000 yards rushing as he ran for 82 yards and 1 TD in a 27-21 loss to Navy in Landover, Maryland.

Maples, who had 13 carries, finished the season with 1,066 yards. He is the third sophomore RB in Army history to reach 1,000 yards. He had 146 carries on the season for a 7.4 average.
Sat, Dec 10, 2011 08:25:00 PM

Army coach Rich Ellerson said quarterback Trent Steelman should start Saturday against Navy.

Steelman has been hobbled most of this season, including a right leg injury suffered early in the Black Knights’ last game at Temple on Nov. 19. He had missed the previous three games with an ankle ailment, but the junior has had plenty of time to heal before facing the Middies. Steelman has rushed for 583 yards and 11 TDs.
Fri, Dec 9, 2011 04:39:00 PM


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