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Navy Travels to Houston for AAC Finale on Friday

The winner of the Houston vs. Navy game will finish second in the AAC West Division.


Meet The Mid-Andrew Wood

Junior offensive tackle from Mt. Juliet, Tenn.


Meet The Mid-Matt Stewart

Junior linebacker from Mason, Ohio


Meet The Mid-Laurent Njiki

Junior guard from Wylie, Texas


Meet The Mid-Garret Lewis

Junior quarterback from Buhl, Ala.

At Navy: Enters the fall second on the depth chart at left guard ... will push for the starting job at both left and right guard ... has great size and experience ... runs well for a player his size ... has dropped 14 pounds since last year to become more mobile ... has earned two varsity letters.

2017: Saw action in nine games, making one start ... member of Navy’s offensive line that was named to the Mid-Season Honor Roll for the Joe Moore Award ...  helped slot back-turned-quarterback Malcolm Perry rush for an AAC record 282 yards (third most in program history) against SMU ... Navy has had only five 90-plus yard touchdown runs in school history, Perry has two of the five - 92 vs. SMU and 91 vs. Air Force this season ... remarkably, he is one of just three players in FBS history to have two 90-yard runs in the same season (Chris Hardy of San Diego State in 1985 and Buddy Young of Illinois in 1944 ... Perry’s 92-yard TD run set a Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium record for longest rush ... it is also the second-longest run in program history behind John Sai’s record-setting 93-yard run against Duke in 1963 ... for the first time in program history, Navy was able to string together three straight games of 400-plus yards rushing - 569 vs. Cincinnati, 421 vs. Tulsa, 471 vs. Air Force ... Navy had two players rush for over 100 yards in three consecutive games for just the second time in school history (Zach Abey and Malcolm Perry vs. Cincinnati, Tulsa and Air Force) ... Navy also did it in 1996 vs. Rutgers (Tim Cannada 107, Chris McCoy 101), SMU (Chris McCoy 140, Omar Nelson 108) and Boston College (Chris McCoy 183, Omar Nelson 118) ... the line allowed Navy’s starting quarterback Zach Abey to rush for 100 yards or more in a school-record eight straight contests dating back to 2016 - 114 vs. LA Tech, 235 at Florida Atlantic, 108 vs. Tulane, 128 vs. Cincinnati, 185 at Tulsa, 214 vs. Air Force, 146 at Memphis, 136 vs. UCF (broke the record) ... Abey is the only player in school history to rush for 100 or more yards in each of the season’s first seven contests ... he is the first Navy player to rush for 150-plus yards in back-to-back games (185 vs. Tulsa, 214 vs. Air Force) since Adam Ballard in 2005 (167 vs. Temple and 192 vs. Army) ... Abey and Perry are among just five different Navy players to rush for 200 yards twice in a season (235 vs. Florida Atlantic, 214 vs. Air Force), joining Keenan Reynolds (2013, and 2014), Chris McCoy (1996 and 1997) and Napoleon McCallum (1983) ... it’s the first time in school history that Navy has had four 200-yard rushing games in a single season ... the line has allowed Abey to rush for 1,413 yards this season, along with 1,182 yards by Perry, marking just the third time in program history Navy has had two 1,000-yard rushers in a single season - Kyle Eckel (1,249) and Craig Candeto (1,112), in 2015 Keenan Reynolds (1,373) and Chris Swain (1,023) and in 2017 Zach Abey (1,325) and Malcolm Perry (1,068).made his first collegiate start in the Army-Navy Game ... the 1,413 yards by Abey, meanwhile, are the second most in program history ... Abey accounted for five of Navy’s seven touchdowns and was named the MVP of the Military Bowl after becoming one of just five players in FBS history to score five rushing touchdowns in a bowl game, joining Kareem Hunt of Toledo (2015), Terrance Ganaway of Baylor (2011), Barry Sanders of Oklahoma State (1988) and Neil Snow of Michigan (1902) ... the five touchdowns are the most by a Navy player  since Keenan Reynolds scored five against East Carolina in 2015 ... member of the offensive line was named to the Sports Illustrated All-Bowl Team after blocking up front for an offensive unit that totaled 452 yards on the ground against Virginia in the Military Bowl ... helped pave the way for Navy to rush for 559 yards on 72 carries against SMU ... it was the fourth-most rushing yards in program history and the second most in the Niumatalolo era ... the 559 yards of total offense marks the second most by the Mids this season, while it stands tied for 31st on Navy’s all-time list ... also allowed QB Malcolm Perry to rush for an AAC-record 282 yards and four touchdowns, third most in school history ... he is the first Navy player to rush for 250-plus yards since Keenan Reynolds rushed for 277 yards against Georgia Southern in 2014 ... also saw Perry scored on a 92-yard TD run which broke the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium record for longest rush ... it was the second-longest run in program history behind John Sai’s record-setting 93-yard run against Duke in 1963 ...member of the Mids’ line that paved the way for Abey’s seventh consecutive 100-yard ground gain (sixth this season) with 146 yards at Memphis to tie the school record ... sat out the Air Force game with an injury ... part of an offensive unit that recorded 569 yards on the ground against Cincinnati en route to 622 yards of total offense ... the 569 yards rushing set an AAC record (previous high was 496 by Navy in 2016 against SMU), while it is the best rushing game this season in the FBS ... it stands No. 2 in the Navy record books, while it’s the most under Niumatalolo’s tenure as head coach ... the 72 rushing attempts are the third most in the FBS this season ... the 622 yards of total offense, meanwhile, ranks No. 11 all-time at Navy and the most under Niumatalolo ... made his first collegiate start in place of an injured Evan Martin in the Mids’ home opener against Tulane ... member of a line that allowed QB Zach Abey to become the first player in program history to rush for 200 yards (235) AND throw for 100 yards (110) in a single game, while also setting the AAC record for most yards rushing by a QB (235) in the win over FAU.

2016: A member of special teams, he saw action in every game including making his collegiate debut in Navy’s opener against Fordham ... Navy scored 60-plus points in back-to-back games (66 at East Carolina, 75 at SMU) for just the second time in program history and the first time since 1917 ... twice Navy put up 600 yards of total offense (616 at USF, 600 at SMU) after having not reached the 600-yard mark since 2008 (602 vs. Towson) ... the Mids put together three consecutive games of 500-plus yards of total offense, marking the first time in school history this has been done ... Navy topped 300 yards of rushing in each of the last seven contests ... part of an offensive effort that eclipsed 600 total yards of offense for the second time this season and recorded a season-best 496 yards on the ground at SMU ... it was the 10th-best rushing game in school history and the best since running for 512 against East Carolina on Oct. 27, 2012 ... Navy generated 75 points, the program’s second most in the modern era behind the 76 points scored against East Carolina on Nov. 6, 2010 ... the 75 points are the most scored ever in an AAC conference game ... the 11 TDs by the Mids marked a modern-era record, besting the previous mark of 10 set against Princeton in 1953, North Texas in 2007 and East Carolina in 2010 ... Navy’s 44-point victory marked the Mids’ largest margin of victory since defeating Rice by 49 (63-14) on Oct. 10, 2009 ... the line also paved the way for Navy to have two quarterbacks rush for 100 yards each in what was a first at the Academy.

2015: Did not see any varsity action.

High School / Personal: A 2014 graduate of Wylie High School, Njiki attended the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2014-15 academic year ... a two-sport athlete who earned letters in football (3) and track & field (1) ... a two-time First-Team All-District offensive tackle who garnered Honorable Mention All-State (Texas) honors his senior year ... a 2013 National Football Foundation Scholar ... served as the football team captain as a senior ... led the football team to the state quarterfinals his senior year ... son of Emmanuel Njiki and Shiri Ndang ... majoring in cyber operations.
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