Early Risers

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

A look at the top defensive performances by freshmen at Navy since the NCAA restored freshman eligibility in 1972:

Wyatt Middleton20071085Had 14 tackles in first win over Notre Dame since 1963.
Tom Doman1983879Injured in 1984, benched in '85, had more than 100 tackles in '86.
Mark Ellis1989769Wakefield High grad left team before senior year.
Gervy Alota1994663Four-year starting safety competed in TV show "Fear Factor" last year.
Jeromy Miles20061161Transferred to Massachusetts and had 67 tackles this season.
David Mahoney2003653Finished with 44 tackles in four victories over Air Force.
Andy Ponseigo1980444Program's all-time leader with 500 career tackles.
John Sturges1974645Tied for single-season interception record (8, in 1977).

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