44 Max Blue
The Midshipmen have won nine in a row against their arch rivals from West Point.
The Mids have won four in a row against SMU, including a thrilling 38-35 OT victory in Dallas in 2009.
The Midshipmen have won eight-consecutive Senior Day games.
The Mids scored a 35-18 win over Delaware the last time the two teams met on the gridiron.
At Navy: Enters the fall battling Matt Brewer for one of the starting jobs at inside linebacker ... one of Navy's biggest hitters ... coming off a solid junior campaign ... has good speed and is always around the football ... missed spring ball after having wrist surgery on Jan. 5 ... was also recovering from a neck injury he suffered in the fall ... should be ready to go for the start of fall camp ... has earned two varsity letters.
2010: Played in eight games, starting five of them ... closed out his junior year sixth on the team in tackles with 58 despite missing five of the last six games ... also contributed one tackle for a loss and an interception ... sat out the last three contests (Arkansas State, Army and San Diego State) with a neck injury ... returned to the starting lineup against Central Michigan after missing the Duke and East Carolina games with a hip and back injury ... led the Mids with 12 tackles against Central Michigan... contributed five tackles and his first-career pass break-up in the Mids' win over Notre Dame ... turned in six tackles, including four solo stops in Navy's victory over SMU ... posted seven tackles in the win over Wake Forest ... making his first-collegiate start, he turned in a career-best effort against Air Force where he produced a Navy-high 15 tackles, including a half a tackle for a loss ... it was the first time a Navy player recorded 15 tackles since Jeff Deliz turned in 17 tackles against Notre Dame in 2008 ... after a career-high six tackle effort against Georgia Southern, returned to the field the following week at Louisiana Tech to better that mark with seven tackles, including a half a tackle for a loss of two yards ... picked off Louisiana Tech QB Colby Cameron at the La Tech 45-yard line with under two minutes to play in the game, extinguishing the hopes of a La Tech comeback ... it was Navy's second interception of the day and his first-collegiate pick ... collectively, Navy held Louisiana Tech scoreless in the second half ... the Mids held their first two opponents to a total of 47 yards passing (11 by Maryland and 36 by Georgia Southern) ...saw his most extensive action in a Navy uniform in the Mids' home-opener against Georgia Southern ... turned in a then career-high six tackles, including four solo stops, after coming into the contest having made just six total tackles ... part of a Navy defense that held Georgia Southern to just 109 yards of total offense ... it's the fewest yards allowed by a Navy defense since 1997 when Navy held Army to just 87 yards of total offense (84 rushing and 3 passing) in a 39-7 victory ... held Georgia Southern to eight first downs, the fewest allowed by Navy since 2008 when the Mids held SMU to eight first downs in a 34-7 win ... part of the Navy defensive unit that held the Terps to just 133 yards over the final three quarters, after allowing Maryland to rush for 139 yards and two touchdowns in the first quarter.
2009: A member of the Mids' special teams unit, he saw action in all 14 games ... finished the year with six tackles ... contributed a career-high tying two tackles in Navy's win over Notre Dame ... was in on a pair of tackles in the Mids' win over Rice ... contributed his first career tackle in the Mids' overtime win against Air Force ... made his collegiate debut as in Navy's opener against No. 6 Ohio State.
2008: Did not seen any varsity action.
High School / Personal: A 2007 graduate of Hebron High School, Blue attended the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2007-08 academic year ... lettered three times as a linebacker and tight end for the football team ... led Hebron High to the 2005 Class 4A Texas State Championship behind a 16-0 record ... a Third-Team All-State (Texas) selection in his junior and senior years ... received all-district honors twice, including being named the district's MVP in 2006 ... brother, Hunter, played football at the Merchant Marine Academy ... cousin, Lisa Steinmetz, is a 2003 graduate of the Naval Academy and served as the team captain of the women's basketball team (`02-03) ... son of David and Linda Blue ... majoring in economics.