33 Bobby Doyle
>> At Navy: Enters the fall as a starter at slot back opposite Marcus Curry ... also an outstanding special teams performer ... originally came to Navy as a quarterback ... has good speed and can catch the ball out of the backfield ... a good blocker ... has put on almost 10 pounds since last season ... always makes something happen with the ball in his hands ... will also be Navy's holder on PAT/extra-point and field goals ... has earned two varsity letters.
>> 2008: Played in all 13 games, garnering one start ... enjoyed a solid season in which he carried the ball 16 times for 169 yards and a touchdown ... averaged 10.6 yards per carry ... played his part in helping the Mids' rushing attack lead the nation in rushing for an unprecedented fourth consecutive season (292.4 yds/gm) ... also caught a pair of passes for 54 yards and a TD ... carried the ball once for 10 yards in Navy's EagleBank Bowl appearance against Wake Forest ... produced 38 yards on the ground off three carries in leading the Midshipmen to a 34-0 win over the Black Knights, as well as their sixth-consecutive Commander-In-Chief's Trophy win ... one of his three carries went for 21 yards ... carried the ball four times for nine yards in Navy's 16-0 win at Northern Illinois ... rushed for 24 yards on one carry and caught one pass for 16 yards in Navy's overtime win over Temple ... recovered a blocked Air Force punt (by Blake Carter) in the end zone with 10 minutes remaining in the game to give Navy a 33-20 lead ... carried the ball twice for 18 yards with both going for first down yardage, including a 13-yard rush ... carried the ball once at Wake Forest for a career-long 39 yards ... the 39-yard run was more than his total rushing yardage from the season coming into the game (31 yards, 4 carries) ... his lone carry in the Duke game was for a then career-long 17 yards and a TD that gave the Mids a 24-17 lead ... it was the first rushing touchdown of his career ... carried the ball twice for seven yards at Ball State that featured a career-long 10-yard run ... caught his first collegiate touchdown pass, a 38-yard strike from Jarod Bryant (also his first passing TD) in the Mids' opener against Towson ... also carried the ball once for seven yards ... threw several solid blocks to help teammate Shun White break the 300-yard barrier.
>> 2007: Played in all 13 games ... gained seven yards rushing on two carries for the year ... owned three special teams tackles ... rushed once for eight yards against Duke ... also delivered a five-yard touchdown pass to quarterback Jarod Bryant on a slot back pass during the fourth quarter ... produced a tackle on kickoff coverage ... made a stop on kickoff coverage versus Air Force ... rushed once for a one-yard loss against the Falcons ... produced a stop on kickoff coverage at Pittsburgh ... against Army, came up with a blocked punt deep in Black Knights territory in the fourth quarter that set up Navy's final touchdown ... it was the first Navy blocked punt since Nov. 13, 1999, against Tulane.
>> 2006: Saw action in the final five games of the year ... carried the ball two times for 11 yards on the year.
>> High School / Personal: A 2006 graduate of Chardon High School, Doyle was a two-sport athlete who earned three letters each in football and track ... named Second-Team All-State (Ohio) as a running back ... full name is Robert Cullen Doyle ... born Oct. 13, 1987, in Cleveland, Ohio ... son of Bob Doyle and Kathleen Doyle ... majoring in Economics.