Dec. 21, 2013
Navy senior linebacker Cody Peterson has been selected to the East-West Shrine All-Star game, which will be played on January 18 in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Peterson, Navy’s defensive captain, has had a standout senior campaign recording 135 tackles. He is ranked second nationally in solo tackles per game (7.7 per contest) and is tied for second nationally for total tackles per game (11.3).
Peterson’s 135 tackles this year are the most by a Navy player since Rob Caldwell had 140 tackles in 2005. He needs 11 tackles against Middle Tennessee State in the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl to land in the top five on Navy’s single-season tackles list.
Peterson is the 26th Navy player in school history to be selected to play in the East-West Shrine game and is the first inside linebacker to be selected since Ross Pospisil in 2009.
Navy will play Middle Tennessee State on Dec. 30 in Fort Worth, Texas. Kickoff is set for 10:45 AM in Fort Worth, 11:45 AM in Annapolis. Tickets are on sale now at: http://bit.ly/1gCmTns
If you can’t attend the game, please consider donating tickets for Midshipmen or enlisted personnel to attend the game for free. The donation is 100% tax deductible and if you donate tickets you will be entered into a drawing for some great prizes such as four tickets to the 2014 Navy-Notre Dame game, four Navy Football 2014 Season Tickets for the five Annapolis games, an authentic 2013 Army-Navy Game football jersey, an authentic 2013 Navy regular season football jersey and an authentic 2013 Navy regular season football helmet. For every ticket you donate you have a chance to win so if you donate four tickets you have four chances to win. To donate tickets go to: http://bit.ly/1gCmTns
Tickets are also on sale for the 2013 Brigade of Midshipmen Bowl Game tailgate, which will be held on Monday, December 30 from 7:30 AM-10:45 AM in Lot 5 at Amon G. Carter Stadium. You can order your tailgate wristbands at www.navyonline.com. Tickets are $30 for adults, $15 for children 12 and under. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel from 9 AM-6 PM on Dec. 28 and 29. The tailgate menu will include whole roasted pig, pulled pork sandwiches, shrimp and poblano grits, buttermilk pancakes, sausage patties and apple smoked bacon, build your own tortilla soup station and much more.