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Tenth-Straight Win over Army Highlights 2011 Navy Football Season

Six of Navy's 12 opponents qualified for bowl games, while eight finished with a winning record.


Three Navy Played Named All-East

Basford, DeMell and Bush named


Mids Land Four On Phil Steele's All-Independent First-Team

DeMell, Tuani, Warrick and Bush all honored


Three Navy Players Named First-Team All-Independent

Dowd, Tuani and Warrick tabbed


Navy Football Opens 2011 At Home Against Delaware

The Mids scored a 35-18 win over Delaware the last time the two teams met on the gridiron.


2011 Navy Football - Army

2011 Navy Football - Army


2011 Navy Football - Troy

2011 Navy Football - Troy


2011 Navy Football - East Carolina

2011 Navy Football - East Carolina


2011 Navy Football - Southern Miss

2011 Navy Football - Southern Miss


2011 Navy Football - Air Force

2011 Navy Football - Air Force

At Navy: Enters the fall as a returning starter at right tackle ... entered last fall as the backup to Matt Molloy, but ended up starting 11 games after Molloy was lost for the year with a concussion ... continued to improve throughout the year and ended up as one of Navy's better offensive linemen ... has good size and mobility ... has earned one varsity letter.

2010: A starter at right tackle in 11 contests, including each of the last nine ... saw action in all 13 games ... member of Navy's offensive unit that finished the season ranked sixth in the country in rushing offense (284.77 yds/gm) and ninth in pass efficiency (156.65) ... allowed Ricky Dobbs to rush for 107 yards against San Diego State in the Poinsettia Bowl, marking his 13th-career 100-yard rushing day, while also moving into fifth on Navy's career rushing list ... held the Army defense at bay, allowing Ricky Dobbs to throw a pair of touchdowns, including a 77-yard pass to John Howell in the first quarter ... it was the longest pass play in Army-Navy series history ... the line helped pave the way for Ricky Dobbs to become the NCAA record holder for rushing touchdowns by a QB in back-to-back years, as he scored three TDs in the Mids' home finale against Arkansas State ... the Mids' line enabled Kriss Proctor to become 19th different QB in program history to rush for 100 yards in a game and only the sixth different QB in Navy history to rush for 200 yards ... Proctor's 201 yards on 20 carries is the 10th-best ground gain by a Navy quarterback in school history ... it's the first time in program history that Navy has produced two different 200-yard rushers in a single season ... fullback Alexander Teich rushed for a career-best 210 yards on 26 carries in Navy's win over Notre Dame and Proctor finished CMU game with 201 yards ... Navy's offense put up 76 points in the win over East Carolina, setting a modern day scoring record ... it's the most points scored by the Mids since Navy defeated Colby, 121-0, on Nov. 15, 1919 ... Navy finished the game with a season-high 521 yards rushing, marking the first time the Mids have topped the 500-yard rushing milestone since Aug. 30, 2008, when the Mids ran for 558 yards against Towson ... it's tied as the fifth-best rushing performance in school history ... ... Navy's 596 yards of total offense marks its best offensive day since finishing with 602 yards against Towson on Aug. 30, 2008 ... it goes down as the 16th-most yards (tied) in program history ... it also paved the way for Ricky Dobbs to score his program-record 45th-career touchdown ... not only did the line give QB Ricky Dobbs time to complete 13 of his 27 attempts against Duke for a career-high 227 yards, Navy scored 24 points in the fourth quarter ... Dobbs also ran in a five-yarder to become the school's all-time leader in career rushing TDs with 44 and also became the Mids' all-time leading scorer with 266 points ... opened up holes for fullback Alexander Teich to rush for a career-high 210 yards against Notre Dame, the first 200-yard rushing game by a Navy fullback in program history and the most rushing yards by a Navy player in series history ... as a team, Navy rushed for four TDs, including three by QB Ricky Dobbs ... returned to the starting lineup against Wake Forest after Matt Molloy suffered another concussion against Air Force ... part of a line that paved the way for QB Ricky Dobbs to run for two touchdowns ... the line handled a much bigger Wake defense, giving Dobbs time to throw for an another two TDs, including a 6-yard strike to Greg Jones for the game-winning score with just 26 seconds remaining in the game ... helped Navy's offense accumulate 516 yards of total offense (297 rush, 219 pass) against Louisiana Tech in what was the Mids' best performance since the 2009 Rice contest when Navy put up 537 yards of total offense (471 yards rush, 66 pass) ... Navy's 219 yards passing against the Bulldogs marked the first time since Sept. 22, 2007 vs. Duke (304 rush, 236 pass) that the Mids have thrown and rushed for over 200 yards .... it's also the most yards passing by the Mids since that same game ... made his first-collegiate start in Navy's win over Georgia Southern in the Mids' home-opener ... saw action in the second half of the Maryland contest ... helped pave the way for the Mids to rush for 412 yards in their opener.

2009: Played in two games ... made his collegiate debut in Navy's home-opener against Louisiana Tech where as a member of the offensive line, he helped pave the way for Navy's rushing attack to score four rushing TDs ... also saw action in the Mids' loss at Pitt.

2008: Did not see any varsity action.

High School / Personal: A 2007 graduate of Bishop Kenny High School, Basford attended the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2007-08 academic year ... lettered three times as a defensive end and tight end for the football team ... garnered all-city recognition in his senior year and was named his team's most valuable offensive player ... played in the Florida North-South Shrine Bowl ... served as team captain his senior year ... uncle, Randy Reagor, was a standout track athlete at the University of Florida ... son of Mike and Janine Basford ... majoring in economics.

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