At Navy: All-America candidate ... coming off a phenomenal junior campaign ... elected team captain by his teammates ... a natural leader ... has the strongest arm of any Navy quarterback in recent memory ... has good size and speed, and is difficult to tackle ... extremely tough ... played six games last fall with a broken knee cap ... has a great attitude and is always smiling ... one of the more popular players on the team and a fan favorite ... one of the top recruiters among the players when a prospective student-athlete and his family is visiting campus ... has been impressive the last three years with the stirring speeches he has given to families of prospects on why their sons should come to the Naval Academy ... serves as the Vice President of the senior class at the Naval Academy ... has struck up friendships with former NFL quarterbacks Shaun King and Doug Williams ... has a personal goal of becoming the President of the United States in 2040 after serving in the military and winning a Super Bowl ... active in community service both in Annapolis and in his hometown of Douglasville ... received a key to the city of his hometown of Douglasville on June 13 of this year ... was recognized for his achievements during a session of congress by congressman David Scott of Georgia ... had surgery on January 21 to repair a cracked knee cap on his right knee ... expected to be at 100 percent at the start of fall camp ... has earned two varsity letters.
2009: Played in 13 games, starting 12 ... missed all of the Wake Forest game and most of the Temple game with a cracked right knee cap ... enjoyed a stellar campaign that featured record-breaking marks in not only the Navy annals, but also NCAA history books ... named an Honorable Mention All-American by College Football News ... ended the season with 1,203 rushing yards on 315 carries, while completing 56 of his 105 passes for 1,031 yards ... in total, played a role in 33 of the Mids' 51 touchdowns on the year (27 rush, 6 pass) ... only the third quarterback in program history and 37th in NCAA history (third in `09) to rush and pass for 1,000 yards in a single season, joining Chris McCoy (1997) and Craig Candeto (2003) ... his 1,203 rushing yards are the eighth most in Navy history and the third most by a Navy quarterback ... etched his name into the NCAA record book as the single-season record holder for touchdowns scored by a quarterback with 27 ... the record was 23 set by Chance Harridge of Air Force in 2002 and later tied in 2007 by Florida's Tim Tebow, who went on to win the Heisman Trophy ... his 27 TDs were the second most in the country, just one fewer than 2009 Heisman Trophy runner-up Toby Gerhart of Stanford ... ranked No. 2 nationally in points per game (12.46) and 12th in points responsible for per game (rushing and passing touchdowns), averaging 15.23 ... has amassed a 10-3 (.769) career record as a starter with wins over Northern Illinois (`08), Louisiana Tech, Western Kentucky, Air Force, Rice, SMU, Notre Dame, Delaware, Army and Missouri (Texas Bowl) ... meanwhile, his three losses have come on the road at Pitt, at Ohio State and at Hawai'i ... has nine-career 100-yard rushing days, which is the third most by a quarterback in school history ... with a current streak of five-straight 100-yard rushing days, he is the first Navy quarterback to record four or more consecutive games over 100 yards since quarterback Brian Madden (10), who rushed for over 100 yards in the final five games of the 1999 season and the first two games of the 2001 season (he missed all of 2000 with a knee injury) ... has scored at least one rushing touchdown in all 13 of his career starts ... scored a rushing touchdown in each of the Mids' first seven games of the season, the fourth-longest consecutive games streak with a rushing touchdown (played 7 downs against Temple, but did not score) ... it was the longest streak since Kaipo-Noa Kaheaku-Enhada strung together eight-straight games with a TD in 2007 ... has scored four or more rushing touchdowns on four different occasions during his career, including three times in 2009 ... no other Navy player has more than one career four-rushing touchdown day ... after breaking Navy's single-season touchdowns mark (27), he now stands second on the Mids' career overall and rushing touchdowns leader board with 35 ... produced a team-high 162 points in 2009, the second-highest single-season point total in school history ... he is one of only four players (Chris McCoy twice) in program history to score 100 points in a season and one of only two to score more than 130 ... in two seasons, he has catapulted into third among Navy's career points leaders with 210 points, just 54 behind record holder Chris McCoy (1995-97) ... set the program record for single-season points responsible for with 198 points (27 rush, 6 pass), bettering Chris McCoy's 1997 mark of 186 points ... over his career, he's been responsible for 252 points, the third-most points on the Mids' leader board along with Kaipo-Noa Kaheaku-Enhada (2005-08) ... behind a 113-yard rushing effort against Army, he became only the third different quarterback (fourth overall) in school history to rush for over 1,000 yards in a season ... the previous quarterbacks to accomplish that feat were Chris McCoy (1,370 yards in 1997 and 1,228 yards in 1996) and Craig Candeto (1,112 yards in 2003) ... carried the ball 315 times during the season, the second-most carries in program history, trailing only Napoleon McCallum who set the record in 1983 with 331 carries ... has thrown just four interceptions in 121-career attempts (.033), lowest interception percentage in school history ... averaging 10.3 yards per pass attempt in his career, the second-best average in school history ... averaged 9.8 yards per pass attempt in `09, the fourth-best average in school history ... named the 2009 Texas Bowl MVP after rushing for 166 yards on 30 carries and scoring three TDs, while completing nine of his 14 passes for 130 yards and one TD ... it was just the second time in his career that he has thrown and rushed for 100+ yards in a game ... his 166 yards on the ground erased Navy's bowl record for rushing yards set by Aaron Polanco in 2004 who rumbled for 138 yards against New Mexico in the Emerald Bowl ... named the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association's 2009 Army-Navy Game Most Valuable Player after leading the Midshipmen to their eighth consecutive win over Army and the school's seventh-straight Commander-In-Chief's Trophy ... behind his one-yard TD run in the Army-Navy game (6:15, 4th Qtr), he became the NCAA's record holder for single-season touchdowns scored by a quarterback, punching in his 24th of the 2009 campaign ... recorded his fourth-straight 100-yard rushing afternoon with 113 yards on a season-high 33 carries ... produced his third- straight 100-yard rushing day by carrying the ball 25 times for 127 yards against Hawai'i ... his 53-yard touchdown was the longest run of his career and the longest rush from scrimmage by a Navy player this season ... rushed for 100 yards on 26 carries and five touchdowns against Delaware setting the stadium record for most touchdowns by a player in a game ... it will also be known as the game in which he set the program record for most single-season touchdowns, eclipsing Bill Ingram's record of 21 set in 1917 ... the 100-yard rushing day was Dobbs' sixth of his career ... gave Navy a 7-0 lead against Notre Dame midway through the first quarter on a one-yard TD run ... went on to finish the game with 102 yards on 31 carries ... joined forces with fullback Vince Murray (14-158) to become Navy's first 100-yard rushing tandem on the year ... threw a 52-yard touchdown pass to Greg Jones late in the third quarter, just his fifth career passing TD and fourth this season ... it was also the second-longest scoring play by the Mids this season and longest since Dobbs' 85-yard TD pass to Marcus Curry in the opener against Ohio State ... inserted into the lineup with 11:58 to play in the second quarter on a fourth-and-one situation against Temple, but was stopped short ... also came into the game on the Mids' final drive of the contest ... topped the 1,000-yard career rushing mark behind a 26-carry, 89-yard effort against SMU ... scored two of the Mids' five touchdowns in leading Navy to a come-from-behind win versus the Mustangs ... had scoring runs vs. Rice of 2, 12, 1 and 13 yards (in order) ... finished the game with 104 rushing yards on 20 carries, his fourth-career 100-yard rushing day and the second this season (29-143 vs. Western Kentucky) ... carried the ball 23 times for 92 yards in leading the Mids to an overtime win over Air Force ... ran the ball in from 13 yards out to give Navy a 7-0 lead on its opening drive of the Air Force contest ... with 143 yards rushing and 100 yards passing against Western Kentucky, he became the first Navy QB to rush and throw for over 100 yards since Oct. 10, 2007, when Kaipo-Noa Kaheaku-Enhada ran for 122 yards and passed for 166 yards ... carried the ball 26 times for just 21 yards at Pitt, as he was dropped for 37 yards in losses ... aired out the ball a career-high 21 times, completing just six passes for 89 yards ... the 21 pass attempts equaled the number of pass attempts in the first two games combined ... scored his fifth rushing TD of the season on a one-yard rush with 19 seconds remaining in the first quarter of the Pitt contest ... rallied Navy back from a 14-point deficit midway through the opening quarter to earn a 32-14 win over Louisiana Tech in the home-opener ... rushed for 47 yards on 25 carries, while completing five of his eight passes for 103 yards ... it was the first time Navy has thrown for 100-plus yards in back-to-back games since 2005 when the Mids did so against Kent State and Air Force ... scored a pair of rushing TDs for the second-straight week (2 and 3 yds) ... just one game into the season, he matched his pass completions from the previous season with nine ... making just his second-career start, he nearly led Navy to a come-from-behind win over No. 6 Ohio State ... played a part in all four of Navy's touchdowns, rushing for a pair and throwing for another two ... completed nine of his 13 passes for a career-high 156 yards, while connecting on a pair of TD passes to slot back Marcus Curry ... his 85-yard touchdown pass to Curry against the Buckeyes is the third-longest pass play in program history ... it's the longest pass completion since Craig Candeto threw an 86-yard touchdown strike to Eric Roberts against Central Michigan on Nov. 22, 2003 ... ran the ball 18 times for 83 yards and scored a pair of touchdowns.
2008: Played in seven of 13 contests, starting once ... was second on the team with eight touchdowns and was the team's third-leading scorer (48 pts) ... ran the ball 106 times for 495 yards, the team's third-leading rusher ... played his part in helping the Mids' rushing attack lead the nation in rushing for an unprecedented fourth-consecutive season (292.4 yds/gm) ... completed nine of his 16 passes for 212 yards and a touchdown ... threw just one interception ... carried the ball once for two yards against Wake Forest in the EagleBank Bowl ... did not play in the Mids' 34-0 shutout over Army, as QB Kaipo-Noa Kaheaku-Enhada returned to the starting lineup ... earned his first collegiate start and led the Mids to a 16-0 victory over Northern Illinois ... became just the sixth Navy quarterback to rush for over 100 yards in his first collegiate start when he gained 124 yards on 25 carries and scored a touchdown ... it was his second career 100-yard rushing performance ... after leading the Mids back what seemed to be an insurmountable deficit two weeks prior against Temple, he nearly brought the Mids back against Notre Dame ... once again, down by 20 points, Dobbs led Navy to back-to-back touchdowns scored in just 18 seconds of one another ... Navy got the ball back and went for the game-winning score, but turned the ball over on downs ... carried the ball 13 times for 27 yards and a touchdown with 1:21 remaining in the contest ... completed two of his eight passes for 54 yards, including a 40-yard pass to senior Tyree Barnes which set up his one-yard TD run ... orchestrated Navy's 20-point fourth-quarter come-from-behind victory over Temple, including scoring the game-winning touchdown in overtime ... entered the game with under five minutes to go in the third quarter ... threw his first collegiate TD pass when he connected with senior T.J. Thiel for a 22-yarder with 9:16 to go in the game ... finished the game with 47 yards on 13 carries and a rushing TD ... completed five of his six passes for 87 yards, one touchdown and an interception ... was called upon in second quarter (8:47) of the SMU contest to replace an injured Jarod Bryant ... finished the game with 224 yards on 42 carries ... he is the first Navy quarterback to rush for 200 yards since Brian Madden carried the ball 33 times for 201 yards against Tulane on Nov. 10, 2001 ... he is only the fifth QB to have topped 200 yards rushing ... the five QBs have recorded 200-plus yards nine times ... his 224 rushing yards are the 12th most by a Navy player in school history ... it's the fourth-most rushing yards by a Navy QB and the most since Chris McCoy ran for 268 (27 carries) against Kent State on Nov. 22, 1997 ... he is the second Navy player to rush for 200-plus yards this season, joining Shun White who opened the season with a school-record 348 yards against Towson ... he is the 18th different QB in school history to break the 100-yard barrier ... his four rushing TDs are tied as the second most in program history along with Kaipo-Noa Kaheaku-Enhada (vs. Eastern Michigan `06), Eddie Meyers (vs. Syracuse `81) and Gerry Goodwin (vs. Virginia `75) ... his 42 carries marked the first time since 1999 that a Navy player has carried the ball 40 or more times ... Brian Madden was the last with 41 carries against Army on Dec. 4, 1999 ... it's the third-most carries by a Navy player in program history ... carried the ball five times for 18 yards on his first drive, including a two-yard touchdown run with 5:31 remaining in the first quarter ... followed up with a five-yard score with 2:50 remaining in the first quarter ... recorded his third touchdown of the afternoon on a one-yard run with 9:49 left in the second quarter ... his fourth TD was a seven-yard scamper at 13:20 in the fourth quarter ... seeing action for the third time in his career, guided the Mids to their final scoring drive against No. 23 Pitt ... completed the first pass of his career, a 39-yard strike to sophomore receiver Mario Washington ... on the ensuing play, Dobbs ran the ball in from four yards out to score his first collegiate TD ... turned in 15 yards on five carries against the Panthers ... inserted into the game at Air Force after Jarod Bryant was shaken up at the end of the first half ... in just his second career appearance, Dobbs took the Mids from the 50 to the Air Force 31-yard line to set up a Matt Harmon 48-yard field goal ... made his collegiate debut in relief of starting QB Jarod Bryant in the Mids' season opener against Towson ... rushed for 56 yards on five carries, including a 15-yard jaunt.
2007: Did not see any varsity action.
High School / Personal: A 2006 graduate of Douglas County High School, Dobbs attended the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2006-07 academic year ... a two-sport athlete, he earned four letters each in football and basketball ... basketball team was 72-15 over his final three seasons and won the region championship all three years ... as a senior, the basketball team posted a 27-3 record and played in the state championship game ... named All-State (Ga.) in basketball and Honorable Mention All-State in football as a senior ... threw 28 touchdown passes in 12 games as a senior ... full name is Clarence Ricky Dobbs ... born Jan. 31, 1988, in Atlanta, Ga. ... born on Super Bowl Sunday in 1988, which was the Super Bowl that Doug Williams became the first, and only, African-American quarterback to win a Super Bowl ... son of Clarence Dobbs Sr. and Barbara Cobb ... majoring in general science.