71 Eric Douglass
The Midshipmen have won nine in a row against their arch rivals from West Point.
The Midshipmen have won eight-consecutive Senior Day games.
At Navy: Enters the fall second on the depth chart at center ... versatile lineman that can also play guard ... moved from nose guard to center midway through spring practice in 2009 and made his first-career start at center against Notre Dame in the fall of 2009 ... one of the strongest players on the team with a bench press of 425 pounds ... has earned two varsity letters.
2010: Seeing action in 12 of the 13 games, he played primarily on special teams, seeing spot minutes along the offensive line early in the year ... helped Navy's offense accumulate 516 yards of total offense (297 rush, 219 pass) against Louisiana Tech in what was the Mids' best performance since the 2009 Rice contest when Navy put up 537 yards of total offense (471 yards rush, 66 pass) ... Navy's 219 yards passing against the Bulldogs marked the first time since Sept. 22, 2007 vs. Duke (304 rush, 236 pass) that the Mids have thrown and rushed for over 200 yards .... it's also the most yards passing by the Mids since that same game ... helped pave the way for the Mids to rush for 412 yards in their opener against Maryland.
2009: Played in nine games, including making his collegiate debut in the Mids' win over Louisiana Tech in their home-opener ... started at center in four of the last five contests ... member of an offensive line that allowed the Mids to rush for 280.5 yards per game (No. 4 nationally) ... additionally, the line paved the way for Ricky Dobbs to set an NCAA record for rushing touchdowns by a QB with 27, while he was ranked No. 2 in the country in points per game (12.46) and touchdowns (27) ... created enough holes for Dobbs to run through to produce his fourth consecutive 100-yard rushing afternoon when he carried the ball a season-high 33 times for 113 yards against Army ... the line also paved the way for Dobbs to dive into the end zone from one yard out to set the NCAA record for most rushing TDs in a season by a quarterback, scoring his 24th of 2009 ... the record was set by Air Force's Chance Harridge in 2002 and later tied by Tim Tebow of Florida en route to winning the 2007 Heisman Trophy ... the line allowed the Mids to rush for 242 yards against Delaware on Senior Day and opened up seams for Ricky Dobbs to score a stadium-record five rushing touchdowns and set the Navy single-season record for touchdowns ... opened up lanes for both Vince Murray (158) and Ricky Dobbs (102) to rush for over 100 yards in leading Navy to a win over Notre Dame ... it was the first time since the 2008 Army-Navy game that Navy has produced a 100-yard rushing tandem ... meanwhile, it was the fourth straight game Murray has reached 100 yards rushing, making him the first running back since Napoleon McCallum in 1983 to achieve that feat ... part of an offensive line that allowed the Mids to rush the ball 80 times for a season-high 471, the 10th-best rushing day in program history, en route to a 63-14 victory at Rice ... Navy finished with 537 yards of total offense, the 28th-best mark in program history and the most yards since the Mids gained 602 yards vs. Towson in the 2008 season-opener.
2008: Did not see any varsity action.
High School / Personal: A 2007 graduate of Owasso High School, Douglass attended the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2007-08 academic year ... received all-metro, all-state and all-region recognition in his senior year ... named the Metro Defensive Player of the Year in 2006 ... served as team captain his senior year ... arch rival, Matt Romine, is an offensive tackle for Notre Dame ... the two have played against one another every year since the third grade ... cousin, Tanner Garrett, was a four-year letterwinner as a member of the wrestling team and served as team captain in 2005-06 ... son of Greg Douglass and Margaret Paul ... majoring in economics.