Bowl-bound Navy is looking for its first win over the Spartans in what will be the third meeting.
The Mids and Jaguars are meeting for the first time on the gridiron.
2013 Navy vs. South Alabama Football Game
At Navy: Enters the fall third on the depth chart at right tackle ... had a solid spring camp ... has been a hard worker for three years on the field and in the weight room. 2012: Saw action against Central Michigan and East Carolina.
2011: Did not see any varsity action
2010: Did not see any varsity action.
High School / Personal: A 2009 graduate of Prince Avenue Christian School, Van Halanger attended the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2009-10 academic year ... a two-sport athlete who earned three letters in baseball and four in football ... a two-time all-county and all-city lineman who was named the team's offensive MVP in 2006 ... father, Dave, was an Honorable Mention All-American (1975) at offensive tackle and a two-time All-East selection at West Virginia under Bobby Bowden ... he was co-captain of the 1975 West Virginia Peach Bowl team and went on to play professionally with the Atlanta Falcons ... a veteran strength & conditioning professional, he was the Director of Strength & Conditioning at the University of Georgia for 10 years and is currently the Director of Player Welfare for the Bulldogs ... uncle, Peter Luipen, played baseball at NC State from 1972-76 ... son of Dave and Michele Van Halanger ... majoring in oceanography ... has gotten over a 3.0 grade point average in each of the last two semesters.