The Mids have won a series-record 12 consecutive games against the Black Knights.
14 going Marine Corps, 12 Navy
Saturday's clash features the top two rushing programs in the country.
Uzoma is currently third on the depth chart at defensive end
Uzoma hails from Raleigh, N.C.
Army vs. Navy FB 12-13-14
Navy vs. Georgia Southern FB 11-15
NCAA Football: San Jose State at Navy (USATSI)
Navy vs. Western Kentucky FB 9-27-14
Navy vs. Rutgers FB 9-20-14
At Navy: Enters the fall as the starter at outside linebacker (raider) ... was the back-up to Jordan Drake last fall ... Uzoma's performance in the spring allowed the Navy coaches to move Drake to inside linebacker ... strong, physical player that has good speed ... has earned two varsity letters.
2013: Played in all 13 contests and finished with 21 tackles, including two sacks and two tackles for loss ... member of the Mids' defensive unit that held eight of its 13 opponents under their scoring average this season, including Middle Tennessee who managed just two field goals in the 24-6 loss to the Mids ... the six points were the fewest allowed among the bowl games this season and Navy's defense was the only unit in the country to not allow a touchdown in the postseason this year ... Navy was also the only team in the country who did not give up a pass of 50 yards or more over the course of the season ... the defense held Middle Tennessee to a season-low six points en route to winning the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl ... it was the first time since the 2012 loss to San Jose State (12-0) that Navy's defense has not surrendered a touchdown (offense or defense) ... it is also the fewest points a Navy opponent has scored since the Mids defeated VMI, 41-3, in 2012 ... the defense held Middle Tennessee to 91 yards on the ground, the fewest by an opponent since Central Michigan rushed for 70 yards in 2012 ... the Blue Raiders came into the game averaging 208.3 yards rushing ... pitched in a tackle against Middle Tennessee ... Navy's defense held Army, ranked No. 2 in the country in rushing (323.6), to a season-low 157 yards ... Navy was the only team to hold the Black Knights under 200 yards rushing this season ... the Mids held Army to a season-low seven points ... it's the fewest points scored by the Black Knights against the Mids since 2009 when Navy posted a 17-3 win in Philly ... contributed a tackle in Navy's 34-7 win over Army ... turned in a pair of tackles in the Mids' triple overtime win at San Jose State ... Navy's defensive unit held South Alabama to a season-low 14 points, 15 points under the Jags' average ... the Mids held South Alabama off the scoreboard for the 39 minutes of the contest as Navy scored the final 32 points of the game ... the Jags averaged just 3.3 yards per rush and 5.0 yards per passing attempts which were season lows for a Navy opponent this season, as was their 300 yards of total offense ... chipped in a tackle against South Alabama ... posted one tackle against Hawai'i ... pitched in a tackle at Notre Dame ... produced a pair of tackles against Pitt that featured a key fourth-quarter sack for a loss of seven yards ... turned in a tackle at Toledo ... contributed a career-high five tackles against Duke ... part of a defense that held Air Force scoreless in the second half and to a season-low 10 points, while holding the Falcons to 231 yards on the ground, better than 60 yards under their average ... contributed a tackle in the win over Air Force ... chipped in a tackle at Western Kentucky ... turned in a pair of solo tackles, including a sack for a loss of two yards in Navy's home opener against Delaware ... was in on a pair of stops against the Hoosiers.
2012: Played in all 13 games ... produced a pair of tackles against Arizona State in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl ... member of the Mids' defensive unit that held Texas State scoreless for the first 42 minutes of the game ... turned in a tackle in Navy's Senior Day victory over the Bobcats ... chipped in a tackle in Navy's loss at Troy ... after surrendering the game's first 10 points, part of a Navy defense that held Florida Atlantic scoreless for the better part of 30 minutes between the second and fourth quarters (8:57 2nd - 9:07 4th) ... turned in a career-high four tackles in Navy's road win over East Carolina ... part of a defense that held Central Michigan to a season-low 221 yards (70 rush, 151 pass) and 12 first downs ... pitched in a solo tackle in the Mids' win over Air Force ... part of a defense that did not allow a touchdown in nine consecutive quarters (Penn State fourth quarter - San Jose State) ... the streak was the best by a Navy defense since 2008 when the Mids did not allow a touchdown for 10 straight quarters (fourth quarter against Notre Dame, shut out Northern Illinois, shut out Army and did not allow a first quarter point to Wake Forest) ... provided one tackle that went down as a loss of one against San Jose State ... part of a defensive unit that held VMI scoreless for the final 53-plus minutes of action ... held the Keydets to just a field goal in the opening quarter, marking the first time Navy's defense did not surrender a touchdown to its opponent since 2009 when defeating Army, 17-3 ... turned in the first three tackles of his career, including a half a tackle for a loss against the Keydets ... saw action against Notre Dame in the opener, as well as Penn State on the road.
2011: Played two plays against Troy.
High School / Personal: A 2011 graduate of Knightdale High School, Uzoma was a two-sport athlete who earned three letters in both football and track & field ... earned All-State (N.C.) football honors as a senior and all-conference recognition in each of his last two seasons ... also a two-time academic all-conference selection ... garnered all-conference and academic all-conference honors in his junior year as a member of the track team ... brother, Nnamdi, is a sophomore at the Academy and plays defensive end on the football team ... son of Patrick Uzoma and Njideka Adogo-Uzoma ... parents emigrated from Nigeria ... majoring in economics ... achieved a 3.06 grade point average in the spring.