11 seniors lead the way
Tillman, Copeland and West also named First Team All-East
Navy Head Football Coach Ken Niumatalolo Named American Athletic Conference Coach Of The Year For The Second Consecutive Year
AAC West Champions Get One Player On First Team
Eighteen seniors will be commissioned 2nd Lieutenants in the United States Marine Corps, while 13 will be Ensigns in the United States Navy
• At Navy: Enters the fall listed second on the depth chart at right tackle ... could also move inside and play guard ... has good size ... missed most of last fall with an injury ... has earned two varsity letters.
• 2015: Saw action in three contests, including starting a pair of games before suffering a foot injury ... made the start at right tackle against Notre Dame for an injured Robert Lindsey ... got the start at right tackle where he helped Navy rush for 371 yards and five touchdowns in a 48-10 victory over Colgate in the opener.
• 2014: Made his first collegiate appearance and first career start in the Mids’ win over VMI ... also saw action against San Jose State and Georgia Southern.
• 2013: Did not see any varsity action.
• High School / Personal: A 2013 graduate of Muscle Shoals High School, Copeland was a three-year football letterwinner who led Muscle Shoals to back-to-back Region 8 Championship (2011 and 2012) ... garnered All-State (Ala.) 5A recognition as a senior and was an all-area player ... served as team captain his senior year ... son of Christopher and Helen