Worth is just the third quarterback to win the award
Saturday's clash features the top two rushing programs in the country.
Following a bye week, the Mids seek win No. 4.
The Mids have won eight consecutive games at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
Ryder is currently battling Tanner Fleming for the starting job at center
Army vs. Navy FB 12-13-14
2013 Armed Forces Bowl Game
USATSPI: Navy vs. Middle Tennessee State (Armed Forces Bowl) - 12/30/13
2013 Navy vs. South Alabama Football Game
2013 Navy-Notre Dame Football
• At Navy: Enters the fall second on the depth chart at quarterback behind starter Keenan Reynolds ... is the fastest of Navy’s quarterbacks ... came to Navy as a slot back, but was moved to quarterback the week of the Toledo game in 2013 after John Hendrick suffered a season-ending knee injury ... impressive athlete ... throws a nice ball ... has a great grasp of the offense ... missed all of spring drills with a hand injury, but should be fine for the start of fall practice ... has earned one varsity letter.
• 2014: Part of an offensive unit that ended the year ranked No. 1 nationally in fewest penalties per game (2.54), fewest penalty yards per game (24.77), No. 2 in rushing offense (338.1), No. 2 in passing yards per completion (17.06), No. 6 in fewest passes intercepted (5), No. 11 in third down conversion (.481), No. 34 in fourth down conversion (.583) and No. 36 in red zone offense (.873) ... made appearances in six games and made two starts ... carried the ball 38 times for 118 yards and three touchdowns, while completing 10 of his 14 passes (.714) for 215 yards and three TDs ... made the start against VMI where he rushed for 24 yards and a touchdown on nine carries and threw for 82 yards and a touchdown on 3-for-5 passing ... found Noah Copeland for a 16-yard strike late in the second quarter and scored from two yards out in the third quarter ... played Navy’s final series against Air Force where he connected on both of his throws for 16 yards ... made his first career start at QB at Texas State where he rushed for a career-best 85 yards on 27 carries and two touchdowns, while completing 5 of 7 passes for a career-high 117 yards and 2 touchdowns ... on 3rd-and-8 with 3:00 to go in the opening quarter, scrambled for a career-long 27-yard run ... threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Brendan Dudeck in the opening quarter for his first career passing touchdown ... ran the ball in from 1 yard out (10:14, 2Qtr) for his second career rushing touchdown and first of the season ... threw a 67-yard touchdown pass to Jamir Tillman in the fourth quarter, Navy’s longest touchdown pass since Ricky Dobbs threw a 77-yarder to John Howell against Army on Dec. 11, 2010 ... came into the game late in the fourth quarter at Temple when Keenan Reynolds was injured ... carried the ball once for four yards ... saw action in relief of Reynolds late in the opener against No. 5 Ohio State.
• 2013: Made appearances in four games, carrying the ball five times for 50 yards (10.0 ypc) and a touchdown ... came off the bench in the bowl game against Middle Tennessee State to replace an injured Keenan Reynolds and carried the ball twice for 12 yards and picked up a first down ... relieved starting QB Keenan Reynolds with 5:05 to play in the game against South Alabama, seeing his first playing time at quarterback ... scored his first-career touchdown on a 24-yard run against the Jags ... part of an offense that eclipsed the 500-yard total offense mark for the third time this season when the Mids posted 519 yards in their win over South Alabama to become bowl eligible ... Navy also rushed for 351 yards, marking the first time since 2010 that it has topped the 300-yard rushing mark in three straight games (331 vs. Notre Dame, 383 vs. Hawai’i) ... the 42-point output against the Jaguars marked the fifth time this season Navy has scored 40-plus points ... made his collegiate debut against Delaware and also played slot back on the final drive at Duke.
• High School / Personal: A 2012 graduate of Fayette County High School, Smith attended the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2012-13 academic year ... a four-sport standout who earned letters in baseball (2), football (4), tennis (1) and track & field (2 - sprints, throws) ... also received offers from Georgia Tech and Georgia Southern as an athlete ... came to Navy as an athlete with the option to play defensive back, slot back or quarterback ... chose slot back because he wanted the ball in his hands, however, moved to quarterback for the good of the team ... son of Vieni Ta’Amilo ... named after his grandfather, Tago means High chief ... majoring in quantitative economics.