41 Josh Tate
Navy holds a 1-1-1 record in bowl games against teams currently in the Pac-12.
The Mids won both previous meetings against the Chippewas, including a 38-37 decision in 2010.
Noah Copeland rushed for 84 yards and one touchdown
Three Navy Football Players To Sign Autographs Friday Night At Camden Yards Before Orioles-Tigers Game
Christian, Tate and Williams-Jenkins will be signing autographs on Friday night
Both sides of the ball continue to show promise
At Navy: Enters the fall listed as even with Chris Johnson for second on the depth chart at outside linebacker behind last year's starter Jordan Drake ... came to Navy as a defensive back ... has put on more than 25 pounds since his freshman year ... is quick and strong ... has a nose for the football and creates big plays ... has earned one varsity letter.
2012: Played in all 13 games ... posted a pair of tackles against Arizona State in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl ... came up with a huge play against Army when he forced and recovered a Raymond Maples fumble at the Navy 34-yard line in the second quarter ... it marked Tate's first career fumble recovery and his second forced fumble ... he also forced a fumble in the Mids' win over Air Force earlier in the fall ... turned in four solo tackles, including a tackle for a loss at Troy ... produced a pair of tackles in the win over East Carolina, including a half a tackle for a loss of two yards ... turned in four tackles in Navy's victory over Indiana on Homecoming ... pitched in a tackle in Navy's road victory 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 ... turned in a career-high seven tackles and forced a Cody Getz fumble in the second quarter in the 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) ... saw action against Notre Dame in the opener, as well as Penn State on the road ... pitched in a solo tackle in Navy's home opener against VMI.
2011: Suffered a season-ending knee injury against Western Kenucky in his collegiate debut and Navy's second game of the season.
High School / Personal: A 2010 graduate of Brentwood Academy, Tate attended the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2010-11 academic year ... a three-year letterwinner in football as a running back and linebacker who earned all-region recognition his senior year ... attended the same high school as 2011 Navy football captain Jabaree Tuani, graduated outside linebacker Mason Graham and senior nose guard Barry Dabney ... son of Howard Tate and Artavia Morton ... majoring in general science.