Cardona the first Naval Academy graduate to be drafted since 1993
Cardona is considered the top long snapper in the country
He is the third Navy player selected for a postseason all-star game
14 going Marine Corps, 12 Navy
Saturday's clash features the top two rushing programs in the country.
Army vs. Navy FB 12-13-14
Navy vs. Georgia Southern FB 11-15
Navy vs. Western Kentucky FB 9-27-14
Navy vs. Rutgers FB 9-20-14
Navy vs. Ohio State FB 8-30-14
At Navy: Returning three-year starter at long snapper ... one of the top long snappers in the country ... has put on almost 20 pounds since last year ... only the second freshman to start at long snapper in program history ... has earned two three letters.
2012, `13: The Mids' long snapper for field goal kicker Nick Sloan and punter Pablo Beltran ... a tough all-around competitor, he turned in four tackles in 2013 ... caused a Hawai'i fumble that set up a Navy touchdown on the ensuing play in the opening quarter ... it was his first career forced fumble.
2011: Served as Navy's long snapper for fellow rookie punter Pablo Beltran ... saw action in every game his rookie campaign ... pitched in his first-career tackle in the Mids' win over Troy.
High School / Personal: A 2010 graduate of Granite Hills High School, Cardona attended the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2010-11 academic year ... a two-sport athlete who lettered twice in football and four years in lacrosse ... a first-team all-league selection his senior year ... member of the 2009 Chris Sailer National Kicking & Snapping Event's top 12 long snappers ... led Granite Hills to the 2010 conference title in lacrosse ... named the conference MVP as a midfielder for the lacrosse team his senior year and picked up Second-Team All-San Diego honors ... son of Patrick and Margaret Cardona ... majoring in economics.