Ryder is currently battling Tanner Fleming for the starting job at center
Meet sophomore kicker DJ Grant-Johnson from Hilo, Hawai'i
The Rainbow Warriors have won the previous two meetings with the Midshipmen.
• At Navy: Enters the fall third on the depth chart at outside linebacker behind Myer Krah and Josiah Powell ... has good speed and toughness ... has earned one varsity letter.
• 2014: Saw action in five games, recording one tackle.
• 2013: Did not see any varsity action.
• 2012: Did not see any varsity action.
• High School / Personal: A 2011 graduate of Kamehameha High School, Pescaia attended the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2011-12 academic year ... a two-year football letterwinner, he was a Second-Team All-ILH selection his senior year ... led Kamehameha to the state title in 2009 ... member of the National Honor Society ... high school classmate of fellow Navy football senior Blaze Ryder ... brother, Kahikolu, is a graduate of the Naval Academy and was a member of the football team ... son of Damon and Mary Pescaia ... majoring in oceanography ... earned a 3.17 grade point average last semester.