UCF is the first ranked team to visit Annapolis since last October when Navy stunned #6 / #5 Houston, 46-40.
Friday's contest marks just the second meeting between the two programs, as Navy posted a 24-17 win over the Owls in 2012.
Meeting for just the second time in series history, the Mids make their first trip to Tampa to face the Bulls.
Sophomore linebacker from Nokesville, Va.
• At Navy: Enters the second on the depth chart at inside linebacker behind Hudson Sullivan ... had a solid spring moving from third to second on the depth chart ... has good size ... one of Navy’s biggest hitters ... excellent special teams player ... has earned one varsity letter.
• 2016: A member of special teams, he saw action in each of the last nine contests where he was in on five tackles ... contributed a solo stop against Temple in the AAC Championship Game ... turned in a solo stop at SMU ... was in on one tackle at East Carolina ... pitched in a solo tackle in the win over Tulsa ... made his collegiate debut in the Mids’ win over Memphis where he contributed a tackle.
• 2015: Did not see any varsity action.
• High School / Personal: A 2014 graduate of Clearwater Central Catholic High School, Dorris attended the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2014-15 academic year ... named All-State (Fla.), All-Pinellas County and All-Suncoast ... led his high school to the 3-A Florida State Championship game ... scored the first touchdown for a Pinellas County team in a Florida state championship game since 1986 ... member of the National honor Society ... also received offers from Air Force, Akron and Old Dominion ... son of Michael and Denise Dorris ... majoring in economics.