50 Don Pearson
At Navy: Enters the fall as one of the starters at inside lineabacker (MIKE) ... has good size and speed ... showed some impressive signs last spring .... young player that will continue to learn and improve ... one of the more highly-recruited players on the team ... has earned one varsity letter.
2013: Primarily a member of special teams who played in 11 games, he posted eight tackles, a tackle for loss and a pass break over the course of the year ... contributed a tackle in Navy's Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl win over Middle Tennessee ... pitched in a solo tackle in Navy's 34-7 win over Army ... contributed a tackle in the win over South Alabama ... spelled an injured DJ Sargenti for a series against Pitt and played well ... posted a career-high four tackles, including his first career tackle for a loss of two yards at Western Kentucky ... broke up a pass in the Mids' win over Delaware in their home opener ... made his collegiate debut against Indiana as a member of the Mids' special teams unit ... was in on one tackle against the Hoosiers.
2012: Did not see any varsity action.
High School / Personal: A 2011 graduate of Faith Lutheran High School, Pearson attended the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2011-12 academic year ... a two-sport athlete who earned letters in football (4) and basketball (3) ... a three-time All-State (Nev.) and all-league selection ... named captain of the football team his senior year ... also took recruiting visits to San Diego State, Stanford and UNLV ... son of Mike and Cheryl Pearson ... majoring in history.