77 Bernard Sarra
At Navy: Enters the fall as the starter at nose guard after starting nine games there last year ... versatile enough to move out to defensive end against power running teams ... was named the winner of the 2013 Admiral Mack Award, which is given to the player that improved the most over the spring ... lost almost 50 pounds between his freshman and sophomore year and became a much better player because of it ... one of the strongest players on the team ... has earned two varsity letters.
2013: A starter in nine of the 10 games in which he played, he was in on 24 tackles and two quarterback hurries over the course of the year ... 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 ... helped hold 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) ... 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 ... made the start at nose guard against Middle Tennessee where he produced a career-high six tackles ... 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 ... returned to the playing field against Army after having surgery the Monday after the Notre Dame game to repair a broken left ankle ... produced three tackles against the Black Knights in the Mids' 34-7 victory ... registered a pair of tackles against Notre Dame ... played both nose guard and defensive end against Pitt where he recorded one tackle and a quarterback hury ... pitched in a tackle at Toledo ... chipped in a pair of tackles at 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 ... tallied a pair of tackles and a quarterback hurry in the win over the Falcons ... registered a season-high three tackles at Western Kentucky ... chipped in two tackles in the Mids' home opener against Delaware ... earned his first collegiate start in Navy's win over Indiana where he produced a pair of tackles.
2012: Played in eight games, including the final four contests of the year ... made his collegiate debut in the Mids' opener against Notre Dame ... turned in a solo tackle against Arizona State in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl ... played his best game of the year in the win over Army ... turned in five tackles against the Black Knights.
High School / Personal: A 2011 graduate of Greensburg Central Catholic High School, Sarra attended the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2011-12 academic year ... a three-sport standout who earned letters in football (4), track & field (4) and basketball (1) ... a two-time All-State (Pa.) and all-conference selection in football ... member of the football team that finished as the state runnerup in 2009 with a 13-3 record ... son of Bernard and Angela Sarra ... majoring in general science.