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Navy Travels to the West Coast for Matchup Against San Jose State

Bowl-bound Navy is looking for its first win over the Spartans in what will be the third meeting.


Navy and South Alabama to Clash Saturday on Senior Day

The Mids and Jaguars are meeting for the first time on the gridiron.


Mids Set to Travel to South Bend for Gridiron Matchup Against Notre Dame

Navy has won two of the last three games played in South Bend.


Mids to Meet Duke for the First Time Since 2010

Navy is looking for its first win in Durham since 2006.


Army vs. Navy Football 2013

Army vs. Navy Football 2013


USATSPI: Navy vs. Middle Tennessee State (Armed Forces Bowl) - 12/30/13

USATSPI: Navy vs. Middle Tennessee State (Armed Forces Bowl) - 12/30/13


2013 Navy vs. South Alabama Football Game

2013 Navy vs. South Alabama Football Game


2013 Navy vs. Hawaii Football Game

2013 Navy vs. Hawaii Football Game


2013 Navy vs. Air Force Football Game

2013 Navy vs. Air Force Football Game

• At Navy: Enters the fall listed as the starter at rover ... started six games at free safety last year ... had his first real opportunity to play on defense after Chris Ferguson suffered an injury and performed well ... has also been a key special teams performer ... has great size and good speed ... has earned two varsity letters.

• 2012: Earned starting nods in six of the 13 games in which he played, including each of the last three ... finished the year with 53 tackles (28-25) and one interception ... pitched in a pair of tackles against Arizona State in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl ... contributed eight tackles in Navy's 17-13 Star Game victory over Army ... member of the Mids' defensive unit that held Texas State scoreless for the first 42 minutes of the game ... made the start against Texas State where he chipped in six tackles ... produced six tackles, including five stops at Troy and recorded his first collegiate interception and returned it for 19 yards ... turned in eight tackles in Navy's road win over East Carolina ... played a solid game against Indiana where he was in on seven tackles, including five solo stops ... making his first collegiate start in place of an injured Chris Ferguson, he contributed a tackle in the win over Central Michigan ... part of a defense that held the Chippewas to a season-low 221 yards (70 rush, 151 pass) and 12 first downs ... chipped in a pair of tackles in the 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) ... recorded a career-high nine tackles 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 ... made two solo tackles in the win over the Keydets ... part of the nickel package for the Mids at Penn State where he produced a pair of tackles ... saw action in the Mids' opener against Notre Dame on special teams.

• 2011: A member of the Mids' special teams, he saw action in every game and turned in 16 tackles ... chipped in a pair of tackles at San Jose State ... turned in a pair of assisted tackles in Navy's victory over SMU ... added a tackle in Navy's win over Troy ... posted three tackles against Notre Dame ... recorded a pair of tackles in the Mids' 21-20 loss at Rutgers ... posted a pair of solo tackles in Navy's overtime loss to Air Force ... credited with three solo tackles against 10th-ranked South Carolina ... produced a special teams tackle in the Mids' victory over Delaware in the season opener.

• 2010: Saw action in four games, mostly on special teams ... played against Notre Dame, East Carolina, Army and San Diego State.

• High School / Personal: A 2010 graduate of Kamehameha High School, Ryder was a three-year letterwinner in football, while picking up four letters in track & field ... a 2009 All-State (Hawai'i) and All-ILH selection ... led the football team to the 2009 ILH and state championship ... member of the 2009 track squad that was crowned the ILH champion ... son of Michael and Wendy Ryder ... majoring in economics.

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