70 Matt Molloy
At Navy: Enters the fall as the starter at right tackle ... earned the starting job halfway through his sophomore campaign and has not relinquished it ... has a nasty disposition on the field ... has good quickness ... has earned two varsity letters.
2009: A starter in all 13 of the games in which he played ... had started 17 consecutive games dating back to last year's game against SMU before missing the trip to Hawai'i because of a concussion ... member of an offensive line that allowed the Mids to rush for 280.5 yards per game (No. 4 nationally) ... additionally, the line paved the way for Ricky Dobbs to set an NCAA record for rushing touchdowns by a QB with 27, while he was ranked No. 2 in the country in points per game (12.46) and touchdowns (27) ... provided the necessary coverage for the Mids to accumulate 515 yards of total offense (385 rush, 130 pass) against Missouri to earn a 35-13 Texas Bowl win ... the 515 yards of total offense was Navy's second-best offensive output of the year, behind a 537-yard afternoon against Rice ... returned to the starting lineup against Army where he was part of the line that created enough holes for Dobbs to run through to produce his fourth consecutive 100-yard rushing afternoon when he carried the ball a season-high 33 times for 113 yards ... the line also paved the way for Dobbs to dive into the end zone from one yard out to set the NCAA record for most rushing TDs in a season by a quarterback, scoring his 24th of 2009 ... the record was set by Air Force's Chance Harridge in 2002 and later tied by Tim Tebow of Florida en route to winning the 2007 Heisman Trophy ... the line allowed the Mids to rush for 242 yards against Delaware on Senior Day and opened up seams for Ricky Dobbs to score a stadium-record five rushing touchdowns and set the Navy single-season record for touchdowns ... opened up lanes for both Vince Murray (158) and Ricky Dobbs (102) to rush for over 100 yards in leading Navy to a win over Notre Dame ... it's the first time since last year's Army-Navy game that Navy has produce a 100-yard rushing tandem ... meanwhile, it's the fourth-straight game Murray has reached 100 yards rushing, making him the first running back since Napoleon McCallum in 1983 to achieve that feat ... the Mids' line allowed for Navy to rush for 338 yards against Wake Forest, the third consecutive game Navy has gained 300-plus yards on the ground ... it's the first time the Mids have achieved that feat since early in 2007 when they rushed for 300 yards in six straight games ... anchored a line that led the way for the Mids to rush for 331 yards and five TDs against SMU ... part of an offensive line that allowed the Mids to rush the ball 80 times for a season-high 471 yards, the 10th-best rushing day in program history, en route to a 63-14 victory at Rice ... Navy finished with 537 yards of total offense, the 28th-best mark in program history and the most yards since last year's total of 602 yards vs. Towson in the season-opener ... opened up holes for Navy's ground game that rushed for a season-high 373 yards and scored four touchdowns against Western Kentucky ... helped pave the way for Navy's rushing attack to score four rushing TDs against Louisiana Tech in the Mids' home opener ... played a solid role in opening up holes for a pair of rushing touchdowns, while holding off the defense for a pair of TDs through the air against No. 6 Ohio State.
2008: Served as the starting right tackle in each of the last six contests of the season ... 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 paths for senior tandem Shun White (13-148) and Eric Kettani (24-125) to maneuver through to become Navy's first 100-yard rushing tandem this season as the Mids turned in a 34-0 win over rival Army and won their sixth consecutive Commander-In-Chief's Trophy ... a strong performance up front against Northern Illinois helped pave the way for Ricky Dobbs (25 carries, 124 yards) to become just the sixth Navy quarterback to rush for over 100 yards in his first collegiate start ... helped Navy stage an amazing come-from-behind victory over Temple on Senior Day ... made his collegiate debut by earning the starting nod against SMU ... held the SMU defense off-balance allowing QB Ricky Dobbs to rush for 224 yards and become the first Navy QB to reach the 200-yard rushing mark since Brian Madden in 2001 ... Dobbs also became just the fifth player in school history to score four or more TDs in a game.
2007: Did not see any varsity action.
High School / Personal: A 2006 graduate of Stephen Decatur High School, Molloy attended the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2006-07 academic year ... earned three letters as an offensive lineman ... led the team to the region championship his junior year with an 11-2 record ... received Honorable Mention All-State (Md.) kudos as a senior ... a two-time all-conference selection ... full name is Matthew Colin Molloy ... born Sept. 8, 1988, in Gaithersburg, Md. ... son of John and Kate Molloy ... majoring in history.