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29   Geoffrey Whiteside
Geoffrey Whiteside

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Columbus, Ohio

High School:
Bishop Hartley

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 177

Position:
SB

Experience:
**


10/20/2014

Navy Celebrates Homecoming Saturday Against San Jose State

Following a bye week, the Mids seek win No. 4.

09/22/2014

Mids and Hilltoppers to Battle Saturday in Annapolis

Navy starting QB Keenan Reynolds left last year's game in the second quarter with an injury.

09/15/2014

Navy Opens Home Slate Saturday Against Rutgers

The Mids have won eight consecutive games at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

09/14/2014

Senior Fullback Noah Copeland: Consistently Excellent

By Gary Lambrecht

09/08/2014

Mids to Play Third Straight Game on the Road, Visit Texas State on Saturday

Navy hasn't played its first three games away from its home field since 1978 when the Mids played their first four games on the road.

10/04/2014

Navy vs. Air Force

Navy takes on Air Force

10/02/2014

Navy vs. Rutgers FB 9-20-14

Navy vs. Rutgers FB 9-20-14

09/10/2014

Navy at Temple 9-6-14

Navy at Temple 9-6-14

09/06/2014

Navy at Temple (USATSI)

Navy at Temple (USATSI)

09/03/2014

Navy vs. Ohio State FB 8-30-14

Navy vs. Ohio State FB 8-30-14

• At Navy: Enters the fall listed as a starter at slot back ... coming off a very good junior season ... is dangerous catching the pitch and as a receiver out of the backfield ... has good speed and is a touchdown threat every time he touches the ball ... has earned two varsity letters.

• 2013: A starter in seven of the 10 games in which he played, he finished the year with 363 yards on 49 carries (7.4 ypc) and three touchdowns while also catching seven passes for 158 yards (22.6 ypc) and one touchdown ... member of Navy's offensive unit that finished the year ranked No. 1 nationally in turnovers lost (10), No. 2 in rushing offense (325.4), No. 6 in passing yards per completion (15.09), No. 6 in third down conversion (51.1) and 11th in fourth down conversions (67.9) ... Navy rushed for 366 yards on 67 attempts against Middle Tennessee in the Bell Helicopter Armed Force Bowl, marking the sixth straight game the Mids topped the 300-yard rushing milestone ... it's the first time Navy has accomplished the feat since 2007 ... carried the ball eight times for 44 yards and caught a 10-yard pass against Middle Tennessee ... helped pave the way for QB Keenan Reynolds to score touchdown runs of 47 (2:38, 2Qtr), 11 (6:22, 4Qtr) and 1 yards (0:46, 4Qtr) against Army and in doing so set the NCAA record for single-season rushing TDs by a quarterback ... Navy's 34 points are the most it has scored against Army since defeating the Black Knights 34-0 in 2008 ... the 343 yards rushing by the Mids are the most in an Army-Navy game since 2008 (368) ... carried the ball twice for 21 yards in Navy's 34-7 win over Army ... member of the Mids' offense that rushed for 432 yards on 62 carries and scored a season-high 58 points in a triple overtime win at San Jose State ... the 432 yards are the second most by the Mids on the ground this season ... rushed for 43 yards on five carries against the Spartans ... part of an offense that eclipsed the 500-yard total offense mark for the third time this season when the Mids posted 519 yards in their win over South Alabama to become bowl eligible ... rushed for 17 yards on four carries and caught two passes for 33 yards against South Alabama ... carried the ball twice for seven yards and caught a 26-yard TD pass from Keenan Reynolds against Hawai'i ... it was his first receiving touchdown of the season and just the second of his career ... part of an offensive unit that posted 28 first downs against Notre Dame which are the most by the Mids in series history ... the offense also gained 331 yards on the ground which were the most against Notre Dame since the 2010 contest (367) ... rushed for 48 yards on seven carries at Notre Dame ... carried the ball four times for 29 yards in the win over Pitt ... part of a Navy offense that set a school record for number of offensive plays with 106 against Toledo (was 105 vs. Air Force in 2011) and rush attempts with 93 (was 80 vs. Rice in 2009 and air force in 2011) ... with 35 first downs against the Rockets, the Mids were just one first down shy of tying the school record ... the Mids also rushed for 419 yards, their second-largest ground gain of the year and the 514 yards of total offense marked the third time this season Navy has eclipsed the 500-yard mark ... after missing the Western Kentucky, Air Force and Duke games after suffering an ankle injury in practice during the off-week, he returned to the field against Toledo ... carried the ball five times for 27 yards and scored Navy's touchdown in the second overtime on a six yard run ... the Mids had 515 yards (444R, 71P) in its season-opening win over Indiana and 589 yards (352R, 237P) in its win over Delaware ... it's the first time Navy has put together back-to-back 500-plus yards on total offense since 2007 (Ball State 540, Duke 540) ... the 589 yards of total offense against Indiana are the most by the Mids since Nov. 6, 2010, when they produced 596 yards (521R, 75P) in a 76-35 win over East Carolina ... Navy's 237 yards passing are the most since throwing for 248 yards against Stanford on Sept. 10, 2005 ... carried the ball three times for 30 yds and two TDs and caught two passes for a career-high 65 yards in Navy's win over Delaware ... ran the ball in from seven yards out to score his first career rushing touchdown (13:12, 2Qtr) ... also scored a 13-yd TD (2:40, 3Qtr) ... caught a 61-yard pass from Keenan Reynolds (14:32, 4Qtr), just his seventh career reception and the longest of his career ... made his first collegiate start at Indiana where he carried the ball nine times for a career-high 97 yards, including a career-long run of 31 yards ... also caught a then career-long 24-yard pass.

• 2012: Played in all 13 games ... finished the year with 111 yards on 16 carries (6.9 yards per carry), while catching four passes for 35 yards ... contributed to an offensive unit that finished the year ranked sixth nationally in rushing offense, averaging 278.46 yards per game ... rushed for 23 yards on four carries against Arizona State in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl ... returned three kickoffs 64 yards (21.3 yds/return) ... caught two passes for 11 yards and carried the ball twice for nine yards in Navy's series-record 11th straight win over Army ... carried the ball twice for 28 yards in Navy's Senior Day win over Texas State ... returned a kickoff at Troy for 11 yards ... returned his first collegiate kickoff 29 yards in the win over Florida Atlantic ... a member of the Mids' high-powered offense that scored 56 points at East Carolina, marking their first 50-point game since putting up 76 against the Pirates in 2010 ... Navy also rushed for 512 yards, the ninth most in program history and the most since running up 521 yards on the ground against East Carolina in 2010 ... finished the East Carolina game with 55 yards rushing on seven carries after coming into the game without a carry for his career ... scored his first collegiate touchdown on a 20-yard pass from Keenan Reynolds ... it marked just his second career reception ... recovered the Lance Ray fumble on ECU's opening possession of the second half, his first career fumble recovery ... turned in a tackle on special teams against Indiana ... caught his first career pass, a four-yarder, in Navy's loss at Penn State ... made his collegiate debut in the Mids' opener against Notre Dame as a member of special teams.

• 2011: Did not see any varsity action.

• High School / Personal: A 2010 graduate of Columbus Bishop Hartley High School, Whiteside attended the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2010-11 academic year ... a three-sport athlete who earned letters in basketball (4), football (4) and track & field (3) ... a three-time All-State (Ohio) performer in football who earned third-team honors as a sophomore and second-team recognition as a junior and senior ... member of the 2010 state-winning 4x100 meter relay in a time of 42.4 ... took the conference title in the 100 meters in a time of 10.81 ... sister, Brittney, played basketball at Wright State ... father played football at Ohio University ... son of Larry and Mellisa Whiteside ... majoring in general engineering.

10/25/14 San Jose State 1:00 PM
11/01/14 vs Notre Dame 8:00 PM
11/15/14 Georgia Southern 3:30 PM
11/28/14 at South Alabama TBA
12/13/14 vs Army 3:00 PM