51 James Britton
At Navy: Enters the fall battling fellow senior Jordan Drake for the starting inside linebacker job ... has good size and speed ... has been a key special teams performer the last three years ... has earned three varsity letters.
2013: Saw action in 12 of the 13 contests, primarily as a member of special teams ... finished the year with five tackles ... contributed a tackle in Navy's Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl win over Middle Tennessee ... turned in a solo tackle in Navy's 34-7 win over Army ... contributed a tackle in the win over Air Force ... pitched in a solo tackle against Indiana and Delaware.
2012: Primarily a special teams contributor, he played in all 13 games ... turned in a solo tacklesagainst Arizona State in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl ... recovered a Texas State fumble on the opening kickoff of the second half at the Texas State 16-yard line ... it was his first collegiate fumble recovery ... turned in a tackle on special teams at Central Michigan ... pitched in a tackle in Navy's win over Air Force ... part of a defense that did not allow a touchdown in nine consecutive quarters (Penn State fourth quarter - San Jose State) ... the streak was the best by a Navy defense since 2008 when the Mids did not allow a touchdown for 10 straight quarters ... turned in a career-high three tackles in the Mids' opener against Notre Dame.
2011: Appeared in 11 contests as a member of special teams ... chipped in a solo tackle in the Mids' win over Army ... recorded a pair of assisted tackles in Navy's overtime loss to Air Force ... made his collegiate debut in the Mids' win at Western Kentucky as a member of the kickoff squad ... turned in an unassisted tackle against the Hilltoppers.
High School / Personal: A 2011 graduate of Rogers Heritage High School, Britton was a three-sport athlete earning letters in football (3), baseball (1) and track & field (1) ... garnered all-conference football honors as a junior and senior, while also being named to the KURM Tri-State "Dream Team" those same years ... selected as the team's defensive MVP his senior year ... member of the National Honor Society ... son of Jim and Rosie Britton ... majoring in international relations.