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Mids to Battle UConn in Conference Opener

Navy enters its second year as a member of the AAC and opens its conference slate at home for a second consecutive year.


Tenth-Straight Win over Army Highlights 2011 Navy Football Season

Six of Navy's 12 opponents qualified for bowl games, while eight finished with a winning record.


Mids Land Four On Phil Steele's All-Independent First-Team

DeMell, Tuani, Warrick and Bush all honored


Three Navy Players Named First-Team All-Independent

Dowd, Tuani and Warrick tabbed


The Perfect 10: Mids Best Cadets, 27-21

Navy wins its 10th straight, claiming victory in the 112th Navy-Army Game.


Monday Post Practice Interviews

Interviews with coach Niumatalolo, defensive coordinator Buddy Green and senior captain Alex Teich


2011 Navy Football - Army

2011 Navy Football - Army


2011 Navy Football - Troy

2011 Navy Football - Troy


Navy vs. Troy - November 5, 2011

Navy vs. Troy


2011 Navy Football - East Carolina

2011 Navy Football - East Carolina


2011 Navy Football - Air Force

2011 Navy Football - Air Force

At Navy: Named co-captain by his teammates, the highest honor a Navy student-athlete can receive ... enters the fall as Navy's starting fullback after starting seven games there last fall ... coming off a solid junior campaign ... had off-season surgery on his left shoulder and did not participate in spring drills ... smaller than some of Navy's previous fullbacks, but is quick and strong ... has good instincts running with the football ... hard-nosed runner who isn't afraid to run over a defender ... has been more effective as an outside runner catching the pitch than previous fullbacks ... All-East candidate ... has earned two varsity letters.

2010: Navy's starting fullback in seven of the 13 contests ... the Mids' second-leading rusher, gaining 863 yards on 147 carries and scoring five touchdowns ... caught seven passes for 86 yards and a pair of TDs ... paced the Mids in all-purpose yardage with 1344 yards (103.4 yds/gm) ... member of Navy's offensive unit that finished the season ranked sixth in the country in rushing offense (284.77 yds/gm), ninth in pass efficiency (156.65), 38th in total offense (404.77 yds/gm), 45th in scoring offense (29.69 pts/gm) and 27th in turnover margin (+0.54 /gm) ... held to just 38 yards on 10 carries against San Diego State in the Poinsettia Bowl ... also caught two passes for nine yards against the Aztecs ... carried the ball 11 times for 47 yards in Navy's win over Army ... rushed for 86 yards on 12 carries, while catching one pass for a two-yard gain in Navy's home finale against Arkansas State ... carried the ball 12 times for 53 yards and a pair of touchdowns in Navy's win over Central Michigan ... led the Mids with 157 yards on the ground on 14 carries at East Carolina ... it was just the second 100-yard rushing day of his career ... scored on a career-long 64-yard run in the opening quarter, the Mids' longest run of the season ... Navy's offense put up 76 points in the win over East Carolina, setting a modern day scoring record ... it's the most points scored by the Mids since Navy defeated Colby, 121-0, on Nov. 15, 1919 ... Navy finished the game with a season-high 521 yards rushing, marking the first time the Mids have topped the 500-yard rushing milestone since Aug. 30, 2008, when the Mids ran for 558 yards against Towson ... it's tied as the fifth-best rushing performance in school history ... Navy's 596 yards of total offense marks its best offensive day since finishing with 602 yards against Towson on Aug. 30, 2008 ... it goes down as the 16th-most yards (tied) in program history ... gained 43 yards on seven carries against Duke, while also catching one pass for 26 yards ... carried the ball 26 times for a career-high 210 yards in the win over Notre Dame ... he is the first fullback in Navy football history to rush for 200 yards ... it was the first 200-yard rushing game by a Navy fullback in program history and the most rushing yards by a Navy player in series history ... reached the 100-yard milestone via a four-yard gain just a minute into the second half ... gained his 200th yard on a three-yard carry with 3:32 left in the game ... came into the Notre Dame game having gained just 229 yards all year ... his 54-yard rumble on the Mids' opening possession was a career long ... bettered a 42-yard run against Pitt in 2009 ... on the same drive, he caught a screen pass with one hand and took it for a career-long 31-yard touchdown to cap a six-play, 99-yard drive ... his previous long catch was a 23-yarder also against Pitt in `09 ... was one of the players of the game against SMU where he carried the ball 21 times for a then career-high 95 yards and two touchdowns ... his two-yard run to open the fourth quarter was his first-collegiate rushing TD ... went on to score the game-winning TD, a four-yard run up the gut, following a pick by teammate Tyler Simmons ... carried the ball 10 times for 43 yards and caught one pass for a six-yard touchdown in Navy's win over Wake Forest ... the touchdown was Teich's first of his career (rushing or receiving) ... rushed for 38 yards on eight carries at Air Force ... also returned a pair of kickoffs for 53 yards, including a long return of 27 yards ... carried the ball five times for 23 yards at Louisiana Tech ... returned six kickoffs for 118 yards against the Bulldogs ... had a sensational kick return against Georgia Southern where he brought the ball back 55 yards ... carried the ball four times for eight yards against the Eagles, while catching one pass for 12 yards ... it was his first reception since the 2009 Pitt game and just the third of his career ... carried the ball seven times for a gain of 22 yards against Maryland in the opener ... returned four kicks for 107 yards (28.8 avg), including a long return of 34 yards.

2009: A starter in six of the 12 games in which he played ... suffered a significant ankle injury against Academy rival Air Force which gave Vince Murray an opportunity to take the starting job for good ... the Mids' fourth-leading rusher with 376 yards on 70 carries, while catching two passes for 25 yards ... returned kickoffs in the latter part of the season, returning five for 138 yards ... returned two kickoffs for 76 yards against Missouri, including a 47-yarder which was the longest of the season by any Navy player ... returned a pair of kickoffs against Army for 42 yards, including a long return of 22 yards ... carried the ball just once in the Mids' loss at Hawai'i ... started in place of an injured Vince Murray against Delaware in the Mids' home finale ... it was Teich's first start since the Air Force game in which he ironically got hurt ... carried the ball nine times against the Blue Hens for 57 yards ... looked back to form against Notre Dame where he carried the ball five times for 52 yards, including a 32-yard run ... returned a Notre Dame kickoff for 20 yards, his first return of the 2009 season and the fourth of his career ... carried the ball twice for four yards against Temple ... returned to the playing field in the Mids' win over Wake Forest where he carried the ball twice for 35 yards ... sat out the Rice and SMU contests after injuring his ankle against Academy rival Air Force ... tweaked his left ankle in the first half of the Air Force game after carrying the ball seven times for 20 yards ... ran the ball 10 times for 34 yards in Navy's win over Western Kentucky ... after gaining 73 yards on nine carries in the first half of the Pitt game, finished the game with a career-high 80 yards on 12 carries ... his 42-yard carry on the Mids' first drive of the second quarter was a career long ... his 23-yard reception at the end of the game was just his second career catch and the longest of his career ... carried the ball nine times for 32 yards in the Mids' home-opener against Louisiana Tech ... recorded his first career reception, a two-yarder against the Bulldogs ... made his first career start on center stage against No. 6 Ohio State ... gained 61 yards on 13 carries against the Buckeyes.

2008: Saw action in 12 games either at fullback or as a returner on the special teams unit ... carried the ball seven times for 24 yards, an average of 3.4 yards per game ... did not lose a yard on the ground ... played his part in helping the Mids' rushing attack lead the nation in rushing for an unprecedented fourth-consecutive season (292.4 yds/gm) ... returned three kickoffs for 46 yards, an average of 15.3 yards per return ... returned one Wake Forest kickoff for 24 yards in the EagleBank Bowl ... carried the ball once for a gain of two yards at Air Force in what was his first appearance in a service academy game ... ran for two yards on one carry in the Mids' landmark win over Wake Forest ... carried the ball once for a career-long seven yards in the win over Rutgers ... that run set up a two-yard TD run by teammate Eric Kettani ... rushed for four yards on one carry at Duke ... playing in his first collegiate game, he carried the ball three times for nine yards against Towson.

High School / Personal: A 2007 graduate of Caney Creek High School, Teich attended the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2007-08 academic year ... a four-sport standout, he earned four letters in football (running back), baseball (catcher) and track (relays, hurdles) and won three letters as a shooting guard for the basketball team ... led the football team to the third round of the state championship in 2007 and in the same year guided the baseball team to the state tournament ... garnered all-city recognition throughout his career in football, baseball and basketball ... also picked up all-county honors in baseball ... son of Patrick and Jacqueline Teich ... majoring in general science.

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