USATSI Photos from Navy vs. Memphis. Saturday Oct. 14, 2017
•At Navy:Enters the fall as the starter at quarterback after starting the final two games of the 2016 season ... was pressed into action last year after Tago Smith and Will Worth went down with season ending injuries ... the first quarterback in the history of the Army-Navy game to make his first career start in that game ... has excellent speed and showed toughness in his two starts ... needs to continue to work on his passing, but has a strong arm ... has earned one varsity letter.
•2016: Played in five games, starting the final two contests of the season ... completed 20 of his 35 passes for 352 yards, one touchdown and four interceptions ... carried the ball 70 times for 384 yards and six TDs ... named Navy’s Most Valuable Player in the Armed Forces Bowl after rushing for a career-high 114 yards on 25 carries and two TDs, while completing seven of his 12 passes for a career-best 159 yards and a TD against LA Tech ... rushed for scoring TDs of three and two yards, while his 64-yard TD pass to Darryl Bonner was his first career passing TD ... it was also the longest completion by the Mids over the course of the season and set Armed Forces Bowl records for the longest pass and longest TD pass ... made his first collegiate start in the annual Army-Navy Game where he carried the ball 19 times for a team-high 73 yards and two touchdowns, while completing six of his 10 passes for 89 yards ... one of his two touchdowns went for 41 yards ... entered the AAC Championship Game against Temple four minutes into the second quarter for an injured Will Worth ... carried the ball 14 times for 70 yards and a one-yard TD ... completed seven of his 13 passes for 104 yards, but also threw a pair of interceptions ... on his first career pass attempt, completed a 22-yard pass to Calvin Cass Jr. ... made Navy history when he (111) and Will Worth (107) became the first quarterback tandem to rush for 100 yards in a single game en route to leading the Mids to a 75-31 win over SMU ... carried the ball seven times for 111 yards and featured his first collegiate rushing touchdown, a 46-yarder, and also was highlighted by a career-long run of 55 yards ... part of an offensive effort that eclipsed 600 total yards of offense for the second time this season and recorded a season-best 496 yards on the ground at SMU ... it was the 10th-best rushing game in school history and the best since running for 512 against East Carolina on Oct. 27, 2012 ... Navy generated 75 points, the program’s second most in the modern era behind the 76 points scored against East Carolina on Nov. 6, 2010 ... the 75 points are the most scored ever in an AAC conference game ... the 11 TDs by the Mids marked a modern-era record, besting the previous mark of 10 set against Princeton in 1953, North Texas in 2007 and East Carolina in 2010 ... Navy’s 44-point victory marked the Mids’ largest margin of victory since defeating Rice by 49 (63-14) on Oct. 10, 2009 ... made his collegiate debut in the Mids’ win at East Carolina where he played the final 10 minutes of the contest ... rushed for 16 yards on five carries and led the Mids’ final scoring drive of the game that was capped off by a 2-yard Jahmaal Daniel TD.
•2015: Did not see any varsity action.
•High School / Personal:A 2014 graduate of Archbishop Spalding High School, Abey attended the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2014-15 academic year ... a three-sport athlete who earned letters in football (4), rugby (3) and wrestling (3) ... a two-time all-conference football player who earned First-Team All-State (Md.) and First-Team All-Metro honors as a senior ... named the Baltimore Sun Player of the Year and the Capital Gazette Player of the Year his senior year ... served as the football team captain as a junior and senior ... a two-time All-MIAA wrestler, he won the 2013 MIAA title in 2013 and was the runner-up at the state championship that same year ... led the rugby team to conference titles his sophomore and senior years, while the wrestling program claimed the MIAA Championship his junior year ... originally headed to Buffalo, but changed to Navy ... son of Donald Jr. and Jeanne Abey ... majoring in political science.