By Gary Lambrecht
Saturday's clash features the top two rushing programs in the country.
Uzoma is currently third on the depth chart at defensive end
Uzoma hails from Raleigh, N.C.
Martin enters the fall even with Maurice Morris for third on the depth chart
Navy vs. Georgia Southern FB 11-15
Navy vs. Western Kentucky FB 9-27-14
Navy vs. Ohio State FB 8-30-14
2013 Armed Forces Bowl Game
2013 Navy vs. South Alabama Football Game
• At Navy: Enters the fall battling Myer Krah for starting job at outside linebacker (striker) ... has the ability to be a great pass rusher and the skills to play in coverage ... has good speed and plays with a terrific motor ... has earned two varsity letters.
• 2014: Part of a defensive unit that was ranked 38th nationally in interceptions (13), 31st in passing yards allowed (205.2) and 38th in red zone defense (.788) ... earned the starting nod in five of the 11 games in which he played ... produced 30 tackles (21-9), including 2.0 tackles for a loss, and broke up a pass ... also forced a team-high tying two fumbles on the year ... pitched in a tackle and was credited for half a tackle for loss in Navy’s Poinsettia Bowl win over San Diego State ... despite the Mids’ four fumbles in the game, including three in Navy territory, Navy’s defense surrendered just a pair of field goals to the Aztecs ... sat out the South Alabama and Army games with a shoulder injury ... made the start against Georgia Southern where he turned in six tackles, including a tackle for a loss ... also forced two fumbles, one of which Navy recovered ... posted three tackles against Notre Dame ... part of a defensive unit that surrendered one touchdown to VMI which was scored with 14 seconds left in the game ... contributed a tackle in the win over VMI and was credited with a quarterback hurry ... returned to the starting lineup against Western Kentucky where he contributed a tackle ... chipped in four solo tackles against Rutgers ... turned in three tackles, including a half a tackle for a loss of a yard at Texas State ... posted a pair of tackles and broke up a pass against Temple ... earned his first collegiate start at outside linebacker in the Mids’ opener against No. 5 Ohio State ... recorded a career-best nine tackles in the contest.
• 2013: Played in all 13 contests and finished the year with 32 tackles ... registered four tackles for loss and two sacks, while also breaking up a pass and forcing a fumble ... 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 ... held 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) ... it is also the fewest points a Navy opponent has scored since the Mids defeated VMI, 41-3, in 2012 ... 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 ... 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 ... produced four tackles, including a half a sack against San Jose State ... forced a fumble that was recovered by teammate Wave Ryder ... it was his first career forced fumble ... also broke up a pass, the first of his career ... Navy’s defensive unit held South Alabama to a season-low 14 points, 15 points under the Jags’ average ... the Mids held South Alabama off the scoreboard for the 39 minutes of the contest as Navy scored the final 32 points of the game ... the Jags averaged just 3.3 yards per rush and 5.0 yards per passing attempts which were season lows for a Navy opponent this season, as was their 300 yards of total offense ... produced three tackles in the win over South Alabama ... posted one tackle, including a half a sack against Hawai’i ... chipped in a tackle at Notre Dame ... turned in a pair of solo tackles in the Mids’ win over Pitt ... pitched in a pair of tackles at Toledo ... turned in five tackles, including a half a tackle for a loss 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 ... produced three tackles against Air Force ... finished with four tackles at Western Kentucky, including 2.0 tackles for a loss of six yards and a sack for three yards ... turned in a career-high seven tackles, including a half tackle for loss in Navy’s win over Delaware in the home opener ... also responsible for three quarterback hurries against the Blue Hens ... made his collegiate debut in the Mids’ opener against Indiana.
• High School / Personal: A 2013 graduate of Mountain View High School, Tuider was a four-year football letterwinner who garnered all-county recognition as a senior ... turned in 65 tackles, six tackles for a loss, five QB hurries, six pass break-ups and three interceptions his senior year ... served as team captain his senior year ... also had offers from Cincinnati, Florida International, Ohio and Yale ... his father hails from Liberia ... son of William Tuider Sr. and Jeanette Washington ... majoring in cyber operations ... earned a 3.0 grade point average last fall.