By T.C. Cameron for NavySports.com
The Mids closed out the year with a 17-10 win over Army and a Poinsettia Bowl victory.
Niumatalolo led Navy to an 8-5 record in 2014 including a bowl victory over San Diego State
Reynolds named MVP for the third-consecutive year
Zuzek, Copeland, Drake, Reynolds and Anthony honored
Army vs. Navy FB 12-13-14
Navy vs. Georgia Southern FB 11-15
Navy vs. Notre Dame FB 11-1-14
Navy vs. Western Kentucky FB 9-27-14
Navy vs. Rutgers FB 9-20-14
At Navy: Enters the fall as Navy's starter at right guard ... has started 26 consecutive games at guard ... coming off his best season ... has developed into the leader on the offensive line ... one of the strongest players on the team ... has dropped 20 pounds since last fall, which will allow him to get to the defenders quicker ... has earned three varsity letters.
2013: A starter in all 13 contests, he was an All-East selection and an Honorable Mention FBS All-Independent selection ... member of Navy's offensive unit that finished the year ranked No. 1 nationally in turnovers lost (10), No. 2 in rushing offense (325.4), No. 6 in passing yards per completion (15.09), No. 6 in third down conversion (51.1) and 11th in fourth down conversions (67.9) ... named to USA Today's All-Bowl Team following his performance against Middle Tennessee ... Navy rushed for 366 yards on 67 attempts against the Blue Raiders in the Bell Helicopter Armed Force Bowl, marking the sixth straight game the Mids topped the 300-yard rushing milestone ... it's the first time Navy has accomplished the feat since 2007 ... helped pave the way for QB Keenan Reynolds to score touchdown runs of 47 (2:38, 2Qtr), 11 (6:22, 4Qtr) and 1 yards (0:46, 4Qtr) against Army and in doing so set the NCAA record for single-season rushing TDs by a quarterback ... additionally, Reynolds broke the school record for single-season points thanks to his 20-point effort against the Black Knights which included being on the receiving end of a two-point conversaion ... the previous record of 174 points was set in 1917 by Bill Ingram ... Navy's 34 points are the most it has scored against Army since defeating the Black Knights 34-0 in 2008 ... the 343 yards rushing by the Mids are the most in an Army-Navy game since 2008 (368) ... member of the Mids' offense that rushed for 432 yards on 62 carries and scored a season-high 58 points in a triple overtime win at San Jose State ... the 432 yards are the second most by the Mids on the ground this season ... it paved the way for Keenan Reynolds to rush for an NCAA record seven touchdowns (most for a QB) and throw for another which set a Navy record for most touchdowns responsible for ... part of an offense that eclipsed the 500-yard total offense mark for the third time this season when the Mids posted 519 yards in their win over South Alabama to become bowl eligible ... the 42-point output against the Jaguars marked the fifth time this season Navy has scored 40-plus points ... Navy's offensive line opened the way for QB Keenan Reynolds to rush for a career-high 226 yards on 28 carries against Hawai'i, becoming only the seventh quarterback in school history to rush for 200 yards ... it's the third most by a Navy QB in program history ... part of an offensive unit that posted 28 first downs against Notre Dame which are the most by the Mids in series history ... the offense also gained 331 yards on the ground which were the most against Notre Dame since the 2010 contest (367) ...part of a Navy offense that set a school record for number of offensive plays with 106 against Toledo (was 105 vs. Air Force in 2011) and rush attempts with 93 (was 80 vs. Rice in 2009 and air force in 2011) ... with 35 first downs against the Rockets, the Mids were just one first down shy of tying the school record ... the Mids also rushed for 419 yards, their second-largest ground gain of the year and the 514 yards of total offense marked the third time this season Navy has eclipsed the 500-yard mark ... part of an offensive unit that scored 21 consecutive points to lead the Mids to their most lop-sided victory over Air Force since 1978 (37-8) ... the Mids had 515 yards (444R, 71P) in its season-opening win over Indiana and 589 yards (352R, 237P) in its win over Delaware ... it's the first time Navy has put together back-to-back 500-plus yards on total offense since 2007 (Ball State 540, Duke 540) ... the 589 yards of total offense against Indiana are the most by the Mids since Nov. 6, 2010, when they produced 596 yards (521R, 75P) in a 76-35 win over East Carolina ... Navy's 237 yards passing are the most since throwing for 248 yards against Stanford on Sept. 10, 2005 ... helped pave the way for Keenan Reynolds and Darius Staten to become just the 43rd tandem in school history to reach 100 yards each, while coming up just short of what would have been a first in program history as Geoffrey Whiteside finished with 97 yards against Indiana ... allowed Reynolds to post his third-career 100-yard rushing effort, as well as his third-career three-rushing touchdown day.
2012: Started each of Navy's 13 Navy games at guard, earning his first collegiate starting nod in the Mids' opener against Notre Dame ... 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 ... 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 ... a member of the Mids' high-powered offense that scored 56 points at East Carolina, marking their first 50-point game since putting up 76 against the Pirates in 2010 ... Navy also rushed for 512 yards, the ninth most in program history and the most since running up 521 yards on the ground against East Carolina in 2010 ... meanwhile, Navy's 563 yards of total offense (512 R, 51 P) were the most by the Mids since the ... member of the offensive line that helped freshman QB Keenan Reynolds 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 ... credited with the game-winning touchdown against Air Force, recovering a Keenan Reynolds fumble in the end zone in overtime ... 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.
2011: A special teams member who competed in every game, including making his collegiate debut in the Mids' season-opening victory over Delaware.
High School / Personal: A 2010 graduate of West Philadelphia Catholic High School, Zuzek attended the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2010-11 academic year ... two-sport athlete who earned letters in football (4) and baseball (2) ... a three-time All-Catholic football selection who garnered All-State (S.C.) and all-area honors as a junior and senior ... served as team captain of the football team his senior year ... member of the 13-2 Catholic League and region championship football team in 2008 ... son of Steven and Katrina Zuzek ... majoring in general science.