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.
Navy is looking for its first win in Durham since 2006.
The Mids open their season on Sept. 7 when they travel to the Hoosier State to face Indiana.
Navy holds a 1-1-1 record in bowl games against teams currently in the Pac-12.
At Navy: Enters the fall listed as the starter at left tackle ... did not participate in spring drills after having offseason shoulder surgery ... very agile and has the ability to get to the second level to block linebackers ... has earned two varsity letters.
2012: Appeared in all 13 games, starting 12 ... part of an offensive line that led Navy to a No. 6 national ranking in rushing offense, averaging 278.46 yards per game ... helped pave the way for Navy to put up 487 yards of total offense, 328 on the ground and 159 through the air against Troy ... returned to the starting lineup against Florida Atlantic where he helped pave the way for QB Keenan Reynolds to put up career-high marks in rushing (159) and passing (147) and become the first Navy player to reach 300-plus yards of total offense (306) since Ricky Dobbs charted 318 yards against Arkansas state on No. 20, 2010 ... had earned a starting nod in 10 straight contests dating back to last year's SMU contest, but was replaced in the lineup by Bradyn Heap at East Carolina due to injury ... member of the offensive line that allowed freshman QB Keenan Reynolds to become the first Navy player to throw three touchdown passes in a game (at Central Michigan) since Chris McCoy threw three against Colgate on Nov. 15, 1997 ...member of Navy's offensive line that paved the way for the Mids to rush for a season-high 403 yards against VMI and rack up better than 500 yards of total offense ... started the Notre Dame game at center and moved to right tackle for the Penn State contest, as well as VMI.
2011: Saw action in all 12 games, including making his collegiate debut in the Mids' season-opening victory over Delaware ... started each of the last three contests, including making his first-collegiate start at SMU ... part of a Navy offense that finished the season ranked No. 4 nationally in rushing offense, averaging 312.25 yards per game ... part of an offensive line that helped Navy rush for a season-high 421 yards against the Golden Eagles.
2010: Did not see any varsity action.
High School / Personal: A 2009 graduate of Diamond Ranch High School, Vickers attended the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2009-10 academic year ... a two-sport standout who earned letters in football (3) and track & field (4) ... earned all-league, all-region and all-area honors in football as a senior ... also garnered all-area kudos in track & field his senior season ... served as team captain of both programs his senior year ... son of Glenn and Pamela Vickers ... majoring in history.