11 Kwesi Mitchell
Six of Navy's 12 opponents qualified for bowl games, while eight finished with a winning record.
DeMell, Tuani, Warrick and Bush all honored
The Midshipmen have won nine in a row against their arch rivals from West Point.
The Midshipmen have won eight-consecutive Senior Day games.
By Bob Socci
2011 Navy Football - Army
2011 Navy Football - Troy
2011 Navy Football - East Carolina
AP photos from today's game.
2011 Navy Football - Delaware
At Navy: Enters the fall as one of Navy's starting cornerbacks ... the most experienced member of the secondary ... versatile performer who can also play safety ... has good speed ... ran a 2.60 in the 20-yard dash, which was the fifth-best mark on the team ... ran a 4.50 40-yard dash, which was tied with Gee Gee Greene for fourth best on the team ... has a great attitude ... All-East candidate ... has earned two varsity letters.
2010: A starter in all 13 contests (12 at cornerback, 1 at free safety) ... turned in 48 tackles on the year, including 33 solo stops ... broke up three passes and intercepted one ... forced a team-high tying three fumbles ... part of a defensive unit that was ranked 46th in scoring defense (23.31 pts/gm) and 27th in turnover margin (+0.54 /gm) ... pitched in four tackles and forced a fumble in the Mids' Poinsettia Bowl loss to San Diego State ... produced four solo tackles and broke up a pass in Navy's 31-17 victory over Army ... turned in three tackles and forced a fumble in Navy's win over Arkansas State on Senior Day ... posted seven tackles, including five solo stops against Central Michigan ... recorded five tackles in Navy's win at East Carolina ... posted three solo tackles in Navy's loss to Duke ... turned in a pair of tackles and a pass break-up in Navy's win over Notre Dame ... intercepted Notre Dame QB Dayne Crist at the Irish 26 and returned it one yard ... it was his first-career interception ... posted a season-high five tackles in Navy's victory over SMU ... turned in four tackles against Wake Forest and forced a fumble, the first of his career (retained by Wake) ... the Mids' defense held Air Force scoreless in the second and third quarters before surrendering a TD in the fourth just a handful of plays after the Falcons blocked a punt deep in Navy territory ... recorded four tackles, including a half a tackle for a loss against the Falcons ... started the Louisiana Tech game at free safety in place of an injured Emmett Merchant ... finished the game with three tackles and broke up a pass, as Navy held Louisiana Tech scoreless in the second quarter en route to the win ... the Mids held their first two opponents to a total of 47 yards passing (11 by Maryland and 36 by Georgia Southern) ... it's the first time since 1979 that Navy has held the opposition to below 50 yards passing in back-to-back games ... produced three tackles, including two solo stops, in Navy's win over Georgia Southern in the home-opener ... part of a Navy defense that held Georgia Southern to just 109 yards of total offense ... it's the fewest yards allowed by a Navy defense since 1997 when Navy held Army to just 87 yards of total offense (84 rushing and 3 passing) in a 39-7 victory ... contributed one tackle vs. Maryland.
2009: A starter in two games, he appeared in all 14 contests, including making his collegiate debut in the Mids' opener against No. 6 Ohio State ... finished the year with 29 tackles (18-11), including a half a tackle for a loss ... also contributed two pass break-ups ... member of Navy's defense that held Missouri, the nation's 33rd-ranked scoring offense with its 30.3 points per game, to just 13 points in the 2009 Texas Bowl ... it was Missouri's third-lowest scoring output of the year and the fewest points since Texas throttled the Tigers 41-7 on Oct. 24 ... after the Tigers scored a TD just 24 seconds into the game, Navy's defense held Missouri without a touchdown for the remainder of the contest ... playing a nickel defense, Mitchell got the starting nod against the Tigers where he made three tackles and was credited with a half a sack ... also pitched in a pass break-up ... was in on three tackles in what was his first appearance in the annual Army-Navy game ... the Mids held Army to just a field goal in the contest after Ricky Dobbs threw an interception in Navy territory in the first quarter ... Navy's defense has not allowed an Army touchdown in 12-straight quarters (dating back to 2006) ... furthermore, the Mids did not give up an offensive touchdown to Army or Air Force in 2009 ... made two solo stops against Hawai'i, while also breaking up a pass ... turned in a solo tackle against Delaware in the home finale ... recorded one tackle in the Mids' win over Notre Dame ... Navy's 14-0 advantage at the half marked the first time since Nov. 1, 1997, that the Mids have led the Irish at the half ... it's also the first time since Nov. 2, 1974, that Navy has shut out Notre Dame in the opening half ... the Mids' defense held Temple to just 37 yards passing, the fewest yards since Rice completed all five of its pass attempts for 35 yards on Oct. 23, 2004 ... added a pair of solo tackles against the Owls ... Navy's defense stifled the Wake Forest offense all day, holding the Deacs scoreless in the first quarter and to three points for more than 53 minutes ... turned in two solo tackles against Wake and downed a Kyle Delahooke punt inside the five ... contributed three tackles in Navy's overtime win at SMU ... part of a defense that held Rice to just 21 yards on the ground, marking the second time this year the Mids have held an opponent to under 50 yards rushing ... Navy also held Rice to 272 yards of total offense, the third opponent in 2009 that has been held under 300 yards of total offense ... contributed a pair of tackles against the Owls ... member of the Mids' defense that did not give up an offensive TD by Air Force and held the Falcons well under its rushing average of 319 yards (183 vs. Navy) ... made his first collegiate start in the Mids' win over Western Kentucky, as the Mids were bitten by the injury bug a game prior leaving the regular starters sidelined ... finished the game with a career-high eight tackles ... turned in a tackle against Pitt ... was in on one tackle against the Buckeyes.
2008: Did not see any varsity action.
High School / Personal: A 2007 graduate of Hoover High School, Mitchell attended the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2007-08 academic year ... lettered three years as a defensive back and also ran track ... football team was featured on MTV's Two-A-Days ... received All-State (Ala.) recognition in football his senior year ... led the football team to state titles in 2004 (15-0) and `06 (14-2) ... elected team captain of the outdoor track & field team in his senior season ... member of the outdoor track & field team that won the state championship in 2005 ... uncle, David Mitchell Jr., played football at Mississippi State ... son of Daniel Mitchell and Jacqueline Mitchell ... majoring in economics.