60 Austin Milke
>> At Navy: Enters the fall second on the depth chart at left tackle behind Jeff Battipaglia ... will battle John Dowd to be the third tackle in Navy's rotation ... has dropped nine pounds and is expected to be quicker ... has earned one varsity letter.
>> 2008: Saw action in six games for the Midshipmen ... a starter in four games, including the landmark win over nationally-ranked Wake Forest ... played his part in helping the Mids' rushing attack lead the nation in rushing for an unprecedented fourth consecutive season (292.4 yds/gm) ... helped open up holes for senior fullback Eric Kettani to rush for a career-high 175 yards against the Deacs ... Kettani is the first player to rush for over 62 yards against Wake Forest since last year's Navy-Wake tilt (10 games) ... he is also the first player to rush for 100 yards against the Deacs since 2007 (Maryland) ... earned his first collegiate starting nod in the Mids' win over Rutgers ... it was just his fourth career game appearance ... was in on 19 plays in Navy's opener against Towson.
>> 2007: Played in one game ... made his collegiate debut against Army.
>> 2006: Did not see any varsity action.
>> High School / Personal: A 2005 graduate of St. Thomas More High School, Milke attended the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2005-06 academic year ... a two-sport standout, he earned two letters in football and three in basketball ... led the football team to a combined 28-11 record and won three district titles over his last three years ... full name is Austin Blake Milke ... born Dec. 3, 1986, in Oklahoma City, Okla. ... son of Dru and Jamie Milke ... majoring in General Engineering.