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Navy senior CB Shelley White had to be carted off the field during Wednesday's practice after suffering an apparent leg injury.

The exact circumstance and extent of White's injury has not yet been disclosed, but The Capital Gazette speculated that the leg injury might have occurred in a running drill. What is known is that the leg issue was severe enough to cause White to cry before being carted off the field. Defensive coordinator Buddy Green previously praised White's play in pre-season action to this point. He recorded eight tackles while mainly taking on special teams duties in 2014, with his most memorable play coming on a key stop during San Diego State's final drive in the Poinsettia Bowl.
Aug 12 - 9:20 PM

Navy senior QB Keenan Reynolds "has been a machine for Navy's option attack," writes Sports on Earth's Matt Brown.

"In his fourth year as starter, he'll lead the Midshipmen into the American Athletic Conference, where they can be contenders and he could be the player of the year," Brown wrote. The scribe ranks Reynolds as the No. 16 signal-caller in the land. Reynolds has 3,186 rushing yards and 64 ground scores across his career, putting him 14 away from setting the career rushing touchdowns record owned by Montee Ball. The 5-foot-11, 195-pounder isn't an NFL quarterback prospect, but will "pique the interest of scouts looking for an intriguing developmental athlete down the road," NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks wrote last October.
Jul 7 - 5:32 PM

Navy football officially joins The American Athletic Conference on July 1.

Navy is now the 12th member of the conference's list of football teams. The Midshipmen will be in the West division, with Houston, Memphis, SMU, Tulane and Tulsa. The East includes Cincinnati, ECU, Temple, UCF, UConn and USF. Navy was previously among the Independents and should field a quality team with QB Keenan Reynolds leading the way.
Jul 1 - 9:52 AM

Navy senior DL Bernard Sarra can perform a 500-pound bench press.

Sarra led the nation in blocked field goals with three last year and he didn't do so because he can leap like Michael Jordan. Instead, Sarra's power manifests in dynamite hands, and he can blow blockers backwards at the snap. The Navy co-captain also chipped in 38 tackles defensively last year.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 22 - 8:26 PM

Patriots selected Navy LS Joe Cardona with the No. 166 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.

Cardona (6'2/242) was the clear-cut best long snapper in the draft and is the first player at the position selected in six years. There were pre-draft whispers that he wouldn't be available to the NFL full-time for a couple years thanks to service commitments, but the Patriots clearly don't think that will be an obstacle. "Really like the size, the velocity," one coach told the Journal-Sentinel. "He's athletic enough to protect. He runs pretty well for a big kid. He's strong. He's tough."
May 2 - 3:14 PM

Navy junior QB Keenan Reynolds rushed for a pair of touchdowns but only nine yards on 19 carries in Tuesday's 17-16 Poinsettia Bowl victory over San Diego State.

The Aztecs neutralized Reynolds, the Mids' best player, but bungled the game away thanks to three turnovers, a rough outing by QB Quinn Kaehler, and a shanked game-winning 34-yard field goal attempt with 24 seconds left. Reynolds went 3-for-7 passing for 17 yards as Navy played things conservatively. The 5-foot-11, 195-pound junior obviously isn't an NFL quarterback prospect, but will "pique the interest of scouts looking for an intriguing developmental athlete down the road," NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks wrote in late October. Last year, his 31 rushing touchdowns were the most by a quarterback in NCAA history. Reynolds missed a few games in 2014 but had 15 rushing touchdowns in his last six games.
Wed, Dec 24, 2014 12:56:00 AM

Navy junior QB Keenan Reynolds rushed for 100 yards and a touchdown on 26 carries in Saturday's 17-10 win over Army.

He went 6-for-8 passing for 77 yards and a touchdown. The 5-foot-11, 195-pound junior obviously isn't an NFL quarterback prospect, but will "pique the interest of scouts looking for an intriguing developmental athlete down the road," NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks wrote in late October. Last year, Reynolds' 31 rushing touchdowns were the most by a quarterback in NCAA history. His season stats aren't that jaw-dropping this season, but Reynolds heads into the bowl season having rushed for 794 yards and 13 touchdowns in his past five games.
Sat, Dec 13, 2014 07:48:00 PM

Navy senior S Parrish Gaines accepted an invite to the East-West Shrine Game.

The contest will be played Saturday, January 17 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. Gaines has recorded 32 tackles, two tackles for a loss and has broken up three passes this season. He leads the Mids in interceptions with three, including one returned for a touchdown. Gaines has good size (6-foot-2, 200 pounds) and speed, and has experience manning both corner and safety.
Thu, Nov 27, 2014 05:57:00 PM

Navy LS Joe Cardona has accepted an invite to participate in the Senior Bowl.

Cardona is strictly a long snapper, but he could get drafted nonetheless. "Some of the NFL scouts are projecting Joe as the best long snapper in the country," Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo said earlier this season. "He has great accuracy and there is no hitch – his ball goes straight from the ground to the holder or punter. Quick, efficient, accurate and powerful – Joe has everything the NFL people are looking for." Added long snapping tutor Kevin Garvioelle: "Having worked directly with Joe at camp it doesn't surprise me at all that he's getting NFL looks. First and foremost, Joe passes the eye test in terms of size and strength. He also possesses good footwork and fluidity of movement. He's very light on feet, which allows him to get back into protection."
Tue, Nov 25, 2014 08:02:00 PM

Navy junior QB Keenan Reynolds "will pique the interest of scouts looking for an intriguing developmental athlete down the road," observes NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks wrote.

Reynolds rushed 39 times for 251 yards and three touchdowns to make Brooks' "Stock Up" list this week. The 5-foot-11, 195-pound junior also completed 4-of-7 passes for 56 yards. Reynolds obviously isn't an NFL quarterback prospect, but, as Brooks notes, he could draw interest as a position-change possibility. Two things are for sure: Reynolds is tough and great with the ball in his hands. Last year, his 31 rushing touchdowns were the most by a quarterback in NCAA history and the most by a Navy player in school history. He joined Colorado State running back Kapri Bibbs (31), Oklahoma State's Barry Sanders (37), and Wisconsin's Montee Ball (33) in the 30-TD club. Reynolds owns a solid 15-6 (.714) record as Navy's starting quarterback.
Source: NFL.com
Tue, Oct 28, 2014 08:05:00 PM

The Capital Gazette reports that Navy junior QB Keenan Reynolds should be able to start on Saturday night at Texas State, as his MRI showed no structural damage.

During Saturday’s win against Temple, The 5-foot-11, 195 pound Reynolds, took a helmet to the knee late in the fourth quarter. "We have to be smart and listen to the training staff. It's also up to Keenan and how he feels," Coach Niumatalolo told the Capital Gazette. "We'll listen to our medical staff and listen to the kid and proceed with caution." The Navy Prospect will most likely skip full-contact drills this week to give his bruised knee time to heal.
Wed, Sep 10, 2014 02:40:00 PM

The American Athletic Conference has finalized the league's two six-team divisions.

The division format begins in 2015 when Navy joins the conference as a football-only member. The AAC West will consist of Houston, Memphis, Navy, SMU, Tulane and Tulsa, while the East is made up of Cincinnati, UConn, UCF, East Carolina, South Florida and Temple. Navy was the only school that wasn't slotted geographically. "Texas is our No. 1 state for players," Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo said. "So we'd prefer to play at either Houston or SMU every year. No plan is perfect, and we'll be happy wherever they put us." The AAC will have 11 teams in 2014, with East Carolina, Tulane and Tulsa joining from Conference USA, and Louisville bolting for the ACC and Rutgers to the Big Ten.
Source: ESPN.com
Fri, May 30, 2014 07:58:00 PM

Navy freshman RB Will McKamey, who collapsed last weekend at the team's spring football practice, died on Tuesday while in a coma.

"We are all so very heartbroken by the death of Midshipman Will McKamey," Naval Academy superintendent Vice Adm. Mike Miller said in a statement. "This is devastating news for his family, his classmates, his teammates and the entire Naval Academy family. We offer our deepest condolences to Will's family, friends and shipmates in the wake of this tragedy." McKamey was airlifted to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. He suffered a head injury during a game last season and was cleared to play. McKamey underwent surgery last Saturday to relieve pressure on the brain. "The Navy coaches have poured through the films of practice and seen nothing more than Will carrying the football normally, doing what he truly loves," his family said in a statement. Will McKamey was 19.
Sat, Mar 29, 2014 07:49:00 PM

Navy freshman RB Will McKamey was airlifted to a hospital after collapsing Saturday at the team's spring football practice.

"The entire Naval Academy family is shaken by this turn of events and we are providing all the support we can to Will and his family," Navy said in a statement. The school has not yet addressed McKamey's condition nor prognosis. McKamey (5-foot-9, 170-pounds) was Tennessee's Mr. Football in 2012.
Source: ESPN.com
Sun, Mar 23, 2014 04:44:00 PM

Navy sophomore QB Keenan Reynolds rushed for 86 yards and two touchdowns in Monday's 24-6 Armed Forces Bowl victory over Middle Tennessee State.

Reynolds finishes the season with 31 rushing touchdowns, joining Colorado State running back Kapri Bibbs (31), Oklahoma State's Barry Sanders (37), and Wisconsin's Montee Ball (33) in the 30-TD club. "It's huge. You just say the name Barry Sanders and you can stop right there," Reynolds said. "He probably was the greatest college player there was. Just to be even in that conversation with guys like that is a humbling experience. I never thought I would be in that category." Bibbs, a sophomore, declared for the NFL Draft after his record-setting season. Reynolds, who finished 3 of 7 in passing attempts for 19 yards, doesn't have an NFL future.
Mon, Dec 30, 2013 07:46:00 PM


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