By T.C. Cameron
Navy's last win over Notre Dame in South Bend was in 2009 (23-21).
Mids knock off SMU, 43-40
J.R. Osborn's 18-yard field goal wins it for the Mids
• At Navy: Enters the fall looking to push Bennett Moehring for the starting kicking job ... has already proven he can kick under pressure, as his 18-yard field last year against SMU was the biggest make of the year for a Navy kicker sending Navy to a bowl game ... has a strong leg ... has a good chance to be the kicker to handle kickoffs ... has earned one varsity letter.
• 2017: Played in four contests, connecting on his lone field goal attempts (game-winner vs. SMU) and averaging 57.3 yards on 15 kickoffs ... kicked off twice against Virginia in the Military Bowl and averaged 56.0 yards ... called upon to kick off once against, booting three kicks for an average of 50.7 at Notre Dame ... scored the game-winning 18-yard field goal at the gun against SMU ... it was his first collegiate scoring kick (FG / PAT) ... once again handled kicking off, averaging 58.6 yards on seven kicks ... made his collegiate debut at Temple where he kicked off three times for a 61.7 average.
• 2016: Did not see any varsity action.
• High School / Personal: A 2015 graduate of Christ Presbyterian Academy, Osborn attended the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2015-16 academic year ... a two-sport athlete who earned letters in football and soccer ... a four-time All-State (Tenn.) and All-District football player, who was also a two-time All-State and four-time All-District soccer player ... played wide receiver, corner back, returned kicks and punts and was the kicker and punter ... made a last-second kick his freshman year to knock former Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds’ high school team out of the playoffs ... son of the late James Osborn III and Jennifer Van Orman ... majoring in mathematics with economics.