The Mids closed out the year with a 17-10 win over Army and a Poinsettia Bowl victory.
Zuzek, Copeland, Drake, Reynolds and Anthony honored
Mids Place Six On First Team
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. Notre Dame FB 11-1-14
Navy vs. Western Kentucky FB 9-27-14
Navy vs. Ohio State FB 8-30-14
At Navy: Enters the fall listed as even with fellow senior James Britton at inside linebacker (SAM) after starting 26 games at outside linebacker ... moved to inside from outside linebacker in the spring and fared well ... coming off an outstanding junior campaign ... possesses impressive size and speed ... has earned three varsity letters.
2013: A starter in all 13 games at outside linebacker, he finished with 43 tackles, three sacks, three tackles for loss and a forced fumble ... member of the Mids' defensive unit that held eight of its 13 opponents under their scoring average, including Middle Tennessee who managed just two field goals in the 24-6 loss to the Mids ... the six points were the fewest allowed among the bowl games this season and Navy's defense was the only unit in the country to not allow a touchdown in the postseason this year ... Navy was also the only team in the country who did not give up a pass of 50 yards or more over the course of the season ... the Mids' defense held Middle Tennessee to a season-low six points en route to winning the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl ... the defense held Middle Tennessee to 91 yards on the ground, the fewest by an opponent since Central Michigan rushed for 70 yards in 2012 ... the Blue Raiders came into the game averaging 208.3 yards rushing ... his lone tackle against Middle Tennessee was also the Mids' lone sack of the contest ... Navy's defense held Army, ranked No. 2 in the country in rushing (323.6), to a season-low 157 yards ... Navy was the only team to hold the Black Knights under 200 yards rushing this season ... the Mids held Army to a season-low seven points ... it's the fewest points scored by the Black Knights against the Mids since 2009 when Navy posted a 17-3 win in Philly ... turned in five tackles in Navy's 34-7 win over Army ... posted five tackles at San Jose State, including a half sack ... Navy's defensive unit held South Alabama to a season-low 14 points, 15 points under the Jags' average ... the Mids held South Alabama off the scoreboard for the 39 minutes of the contest as Navy scored the final 32 points of the game ... recorded three tackles against South Alabama ... produced four tackles, including 1.5 sacks for eight yards in the win over Hawai'i ... recorded three tackles at Notre Dame ... was in on a pair of assisted tackles in Navy's win over Pitt ... contributed a career-high nine tackles at Toledo ... pitched in a solo tackle at Duke ... part of a defense that held Air Force scoreless in the second half and to a season-low 10 points, while holding the Falcons to 231 yards on the ground, better than 60 yards under their average ... produced three tackles and forced an Air Force fumble ... turned in three solo tackles at Western Kentucky ... assisted on one tackle in the Mids' home opener against Delaware ... turned in three tackles in the win over Indiana.
2012: A starter in all 13 games at outside linebacker, he finished the year with 49 tackles (25-24), 4.5 tackles for a loss (28 yds) and 2.0 sacks (25 yds) ... chipped in six tackles, including a tackle for a loss against Arizona State in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl ... stripped ASU backup QB Michael Eubank at the Sun Devils' 46-yard line and teammate Will Anthony recovered ... it was the first forced fumble of his career ... tallied a pair of tackles in Navy's series-record 11th straight win over Army ... member of the Mids' defensive unit that held Texas State scoreless for the first 42 minutes of the game ... recorded three tackles and broke up a key pass on 4th and two with 6:48 to go in the fourth quarter ... it was his first career pass break-up ... turned in a pair of tackles at Troy ... after surrendering the game's first 10 points, part of a Navy defense that held Florida Atlantic scoreless for the better part of 30 minutes between the second and fourth quarters (8:57 2nd - 9:07 4th) ... produced three tackles in the win over the Owls ... chipped in three tackles in Navy's road win against East Carolina ... along with Keegan Wetzel, led the team with a then career-high eight tackles in Navy's win over Indiana ... named the ECAC Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 22 after picking off Indiana QB Cameron Coffman and returned it 24 yards for a touchdown (3:00, 2Qtr) ... it was Drake's first collegiate interception ... produced a pair of tackles, including a tackle for a loss in the win over Central Michigan ... part of a defense that held the Chippewas to a season-low 221 yards (70 rush, 151 pass) and 12 first downs ... the 70 yards rushing by the Chippewas were the fewest yards rushing by a Navy opponent since Missouri rushed for 65 yards on 26 carries in the 2009 Texas Bowl ... chipped in two tackles in the Mids' win over Air Force ... part of a defense that did not allow a touchdown in nine consecutive quarters (Penn State fourth quarter - San Jose State) ... the streak was the best by a Navy defense since 2008 when the Mids did not allow a touchdown for 10 straight quarters (fourth quarter against Notre Dame, shut out Northern Illinois, shut out Army and did not allow a first quarter point to Wake Forest) ... recorded four tackles, including a sack for a loss of 13 yards against San Jose State ... part of a defensive unit that held VMI scoreless for the final 53-plus minutes of action ... held the Keydets to just a field goal in the opening quarter, marking the first time Navy's defense did not surrender a touchdown to its opponent since 2009 when defeating Army, 17-3 ... turned in four tackles against the Keydets which featured his first sack for a loss of 12 yards ... pitched in three tackles, including a half a tackle for a loss of a yard, at Penn State ... produced a career-high seven tackles against Notre Dame in what was his first collegiate start.
2011: A member of the Mids' kickoff team ... saw action in nine of the 11 games, including making his collegiate debut in the Mids' season-opening victory over Delaware ... recovered a Scott Williams fumble at the Army 27-yard line with 11:55 remaining on the clock ... it was Drake's first-collegiate fumble recovery and was caused by classmate Noah Copeland ... sat out the East Carolina, Notre Dame and Troy games with a concussion, but returned for the Mids' contest at SMU ... produced a pair of tackles at SMU ... credited with a kick return against Air Force ... he mishandled the onside kick, but it was recovered by the Midshipmen ... posted a pair of assisted tackles at Western Kentucky, the first two tackles of his collegiate career.
High School / Personal: A 2010 graduate of Chapel Hill High School, Drake attended the Elite Performer Sports Academy and Georgia Military College in Fairburn, Ga. during the 2010-11 academic year ... a three-sport athlete who lettered in football (4), track & field (3) and baseball (1) ... a two-time first-team all-region performer who served as team captain in football ... twice named the team's defensive MVP ... aunt, Latrecia Drake, played basketball at Georgia ... son of Danniell Granger ... majoring in English.