2010 Navy Midshipmen football team

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2010 Navy Midshipmen football
United State Naval Academy Logo-sports.png
Conference Independent
2010 record 9–4
Head coach Ken Niumatalolo (3rd year)
Offensive coordinator Ivin Jasper (10th year)
Offensive scheme Triple Option
Defensive coordinator Buddy Green (9th year)
Base defense Multiple
Captain Ricky Dobbs
Captain Wyatt Middleton
Home stadium Navy – Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
« 2009 2011 »
2010 Division I FBS independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Navy               9 4  
Notre Dame               8 5  
Army               7 6  
As of January 11, 2011; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2010 Navy Midshipmen football team represented the United States Naval Academy during the 2010 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Midshipmen, led by third-year head coach Ken Niumatalolo, competed as an Independent and played their home games at the Navy – Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

Navy earned an invitation to the 2010 Poinsettia Bowl on November 7, becoming the second team in the Football Bowl Subdivision to earn a bowl berth for the 2010 season. Navy was guaranteed a spot in the game if they became bowl eligible (won 6 games or more) as part of an agreement between the Naval Academy and the Poinsettia Bowl. San Diego State defeated Navy in the Poinsettia Bowl, 35–14. The Midshipmen finished with a record of 9–4.


Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 6 4:00 PM vs. Maryland M&T Bank StadiumBaltimore, MD (Crab Bowl Classic) ESPN L 14–17   69,348[1]
September 11 3:30 PM Georgia Southern Navy – Marine Corps Memorial StadiumAnnapolis, MD CBSCS W 13–7   33,391[2]
September 18 7:00 PM at Louisiana Tech Joe Aillet StadiumRuston, LA ESPN3 W 37–23   23,122[3]
October 2 2:30 PM at Air Force Falcon StadiumColorado Springs, CO Versus L 6–14   47,565[4]
October 9 6:30 PM at Wake Forest BB&T FieldWinston-Salem, NC ESPN3 W 28–27   31,454[5]
October 16 3:30 PM SMU Navy – Marine Corps Memorial Stadium • Annapolis, MD (Gansz Trophy) CBSCS W 28–21   33,924[6]
October 23 12:00 PM vs. Notre Dame New Meadowlands StadiumEast Rutherford, NJ CBS W 35–17   75,614[7]
October 30 3:30 PM Duke Navy – Marine Corps Memorial Stadium • Annapolis, MD CBSCS L 31–34   34,117[8]
November 6 3:30 PM at East Carolina Dowdy–Ficklen StadiumGreenville, NC MASN W 76–35   50,191[9]
November 13 3:30 PM Central Michigan Navy – Marine Corps Memorial Stadium • Annapolis, MD CBSCS W 38–37   34,333[10]
November 20 3:30 PM Arkansas State Navy – Marine Corps Memorial Stadium • Annapolis, MD CBSCS W 35–19   27,501[11]
December 11 2:30 PM vs. Army Lincoln Financial FieldPhiladelphia, PA (Army–Navy Game) CBS W 31–17   69,223[12]
December 23 8:00 PM vs. San Diego State Qualcomm StadiumSan Diego, CA (Poinsettia Bowl) ESPN L 14–35   48,049[13]
daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time Zone.


  • Slotback Marcus Curry was dismissed from the team in May and soon left the academy.[14]
  • Wide receiver Mario Washington was dismissed from the team in June due to an honor violation.[15]


2010 Navy Midshipmen football team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Class
WR 85 Aiken, MattMatt Aiken
WR 48 Andrews, BruceBruce Andrews
G 69 Archibald, FrancisFrancis Archibald
G 67 Baker, AndrewAndrew Baker
T 64 Basford, RyanRyan Basford
T 61 Battipaglia, JeffJeff Battipaglia
FB 43 Beaty, AustinAustin Beaty
G 62 Boddiford, AlexAlex Boddiford
WR 10 Bolena, CaseyCasey Bolena
T 78 Bowers, DonnieDonnie Bowers
WR 11 Bowron, HalHal Bowron
G 72 Bridges, TravisTravis Bridges
T 58 Butts, DallasDallas Butts So
SB 20 Byrd, AndreAndre Byrd
T 52 Cabbage, JohnJohn Cabbage
G 65 Cabral, JoshJosh Cabral
T 59 Campbell, EvanEvan Campbell
FB 25 Christian, PrenticePrentice Christian
FB 22 Chynoweth, DylanDylan Chynoweth
SB 41 Cosh, J.J.J.J. Cosh
G 63 Couch, MattMatt Couch
QB 7 Cummings, JarvisJarvis Cummings
G 75 DeMell, BradyBrady DeMell
FB 37 Diggs, DelvinDelvin Diggs
QB 4 Dobbs, RickyRicky Dobbs Sr
C 71 Douglass, EricEric Douglass
G 68 Dowd, JohnJohn Dowd
G 79 Dryden, ZachZach Dryden
FB 32 Eckel, KevinKevin Eckel
WR 82 Furman, DougDoug Furman
WR 89 Gazaille, JonathanJonathan Gazaille
G 57 Geuss, AdamAdam Geuss
SB 21 Greene, Gee GeeGee Gee Greene
G 77 Haworth, BeauBeau Haworth
WR 19 Hess, DarinDarin Hess
SB 3 Hill, RyanRyan Hill
WR 42 Horton, BrantleyBrantley Horton
SB 33 Howell, JohnJohn Howell
WR 84 Jones, GregGreg Jones
SB 28 Jones, WaltWalt Jones
QB 14 Keating, TravisTravis Keating
FB 44 Lombardo, RonRon Lombardo
WR 87 Lynch, ShawnShawn Lynch
QB 8 Lynch, TylerTyler Lynch
G 56 Mahler, EricEric Mahler
FB 36 McCauley, JohnJohn McCauley
QB 6 Miller, TreyTrey Miller
T 70 Molloy, MattMatt Molloy
FB 47 Murray, VinceVince Murray
WR 83 Myers, GaryGary Myers
QB 9 Nerup, AndrewAndrew Nerup
SB 29 O'Boyle, JohnJohn O'Boyle
T 51 O'Sullivan, NolanNolan O'Sullivan
SB 13 Patrick, MikeMike Patrick
C 60 Pescaia, KahikoluKahikolu Pescaia
FB 40 Peterson, CodyCody Peterson
QB 2 Proctor, KrissKriss Proctor
T 73 Ryan, JoeJoe Ryan
SB 26 Santiago, AaronAaron Santiago
QB 1 Sargenti, DJDJ Sargenti
WR 80 Schupp, MikeMike Schupp
WR 18 Shibata, MattMatt Shibata
SB 23 Snelson, BoBo Snelson
SB 5 Staten, DariusDarius Staten
G 53 Stone, ThomasThomas Stone
SB 17 Stukel, MikeMike Stukel
T 76 Sumrall, DavidDavid Sumrall
FB 39 Teich, AlexanderAlexander Teich Jr
SB 34 Thomas, MarcusMarcus Thomas
WR 86 Turner, BrandonBrandon Turner
T 55 Van Halanger, MatthewMatthew Van Halanger
C 54 Vickers, GrahamGraham Vickers
T 66 Watkins, CollinCollin Watkins
SB 46 Williams, BrianBrian Williams
T 50 Womack, SamSam Womack
SB 24 Zapata, DavidDavid Zapata
Pos. # Name Class
DE 72 Batchelder, ThomasThomas Batchelder
S 5 Blick, BrianBrian Blick
ILB 44 Blue, MaxMax Blue
NG 95 Bothel, ShaneShane Bothel
ILB 38 Brewer, MattMatt Brewer
NG 93 Burge, ChaseChase Burge
S 9 Bush, Tra'vesTra'ves Bush
CB 16 Culver, ToddTodd Culver
NG 60 Dabney, BarryBarry Dabney
DE 92 Dobbs, JamelJamel Dobbs
DE 56 Doogan, NeilNeil Doogan
NG 71 Doolittle, AlexAlex Doolittle
DE 59 Dowling-Fitzpatrick, JoshJosh Dowling-Fitzpatrick
CB 15 Edwards, KevinKevin Edwards
CB 17 Felder, AlbreyAlbrey Felder
S 13 Fraser, JordanJordan Fraser
OLB 50 French, BryeBrye French
OLB 41 Glaize, AndrewAndrew Glaize
CB 4 Graham, EricEric Graham
OLB 42 Graham, MasonMason Graham
CB 14 Green, RyanRyan Green
OLB 58 Grissom, TreyTrey Grissom
OLB 31 Hauburger, JerryJerry Hauburger
DE 99 Henderson, WesWes Henderson
ILB 32 Hill, JonathanJonathan Hill
ILB 21 Huf, MichaelMichael Huf
OLB 55 Hunter, HalHal Hunter
DE 73 Jones, JoshuaJoshua Jones
ILB 46 Juriga, JakeJake Juriga
LB 36 Killebrew, BrandonBrandon Killebrew
ILB 57 King, CalebCaleb King
DE 75 Kinsella, DrewDrew Kinsella
DE 74 Lydick, ClaytonClayton Lydick
S 23 Maples, HaydenHayden Maples
NG 91 Marks, JaredJared Marks
ILB 45 Mauro, VinnieVinnie Mauro
NG 97 Mayes, ChrisChris Mayes
S 7 Merchant, EmmettEmmett Merchant
S 8 Middleton, WyattWyatt Middleton
CB 11 Mitchell, KwesiKwesi Mitchell
OLB 29 McCauley, AaronAaron McCauley
ILB 40 Nurthen, John MichaelJohn Michael Nurthen
OLB 47 Palelei, EvanEvan Palelei
DE 94 Paulson, RyanRyan Paulson
LB 35 Petett, DerrickDerrick Petett
S 1 Poras, DylonDylon Poras
NG 69 Preston, TorriTorri Preston
ILB 33 Reed, ShawnShawn Reed
OLB 20 Renton, ColinColin Renton
CB 3 Richardson, De'VonDe'Von Richardson
S 2 Ryder, WaveWave Ryder
OLB 10 Shannon, JarredJarred Shannon
ILB 39 Sherwood, GarrettGarrett Sherwood
ILB 54 Simmons, TylerTyler Simmons
OLB 81 Southworth, ColtenColten Southworth
CB 28 Sperry, DavidDavid Sperry
OLB 34 Stein, EricEric Stein
DE 67 Stellato, AndrewAndrew Stellato
OLB 49 Sturdivant, CollinCollin Sturdivant
ILB 52 Sweeney, MikeMike Sweeney
DE 98 Tuani, JabareeJabaree Tuani Jr
ILB 87 Tuimavave, MichaelMichael Tuimavave
OLB 53 Veech, CraigCraig Veech
ILB 51 Warrick, MattMatt Warrick
OLB 48 Wetzel, KeeganKeegan Wetzel
CB 25 Wev, JonathanJonathan Wev
CB 18 Wright, DavidDavid Wright
S 19 Wright, JasonJason Wright
DE 90 Yarborough, BillyBilly Yarborough Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
LS 96 Ackerman, BrianBrian Ackerman
K 16 Buckley, JoeJoe Buckley
LS 92 Coats, BillyBilly Coats
P 35 Delahooke, KyleKyle Delahooke
K 22 Fehr, JeradJerad Fehr
P 81 Haan, JustinJustin Haan
K 91 Hughes, BrynmorBrynmor Hughes
K 49 Picchini, StephenStephen Picchini
K 45 Teague, JonJon Teague
P 88 White, John CharlesJohn Charles White Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Chris Culton – Tackles
  • Justin Davis – Defensive Line
  • Joe DuPaix – Slotbacks
  • Tony Grantham – Outside Linebackers
  • Ashley Ingram – Centers/Guards
  • Ivin Jasper – Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
  • Steve Johns – Inside Linebackers/Special Teams
  • Keith Jones – Outside Linebackers
  • Mike Judge – Fullbacks
  • Buddy Green – Defensive Coordinator
  • Danny O'Rourke – Wide Receivers
  • Dale Pehrson – Defensive Line
  • Napoleon Sykes – Secondary

  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Last update: 2010-12-26

Depth chart[edit]

(prior to bowl game)


De'Von Richardson
Jordan Fraser
Tra'ves Bush

Jerry Hauburger Max Blue Tyler Simmons
Collin Sturdivant Matt Warrick Matt Warrick
Mason Graham Caleb King Matt Brewer
Wyatt Middleton
Jordan Fraser
Tra'ves Bush
Kwesi Mitchell
David Wright
David Sperry

Billy Yarborough Chase Burge Jabaree Tuani
Joshua Jones Shane Bothel Josh Dowling-Fitzpatrick
Ryan Paulson Jared Marks Wes Henderson
Kevin Edwards
David Sperry
Ryan Green
Brandon Turner
Matt Aiken
Gary Myers
Gee Gee Greene
John Howell
Andre Byrd
Jeff Battipaglia Josh Cabral Brady DeMell John Dowd Ryan Basford
John Dowd Travis Bridges Kahiklou Pescaia Zach Dryden David Sumrall
David Sumrall Eric Douglass Eric Douglass Eric Douglass John Dowd
Aaron Santiago
Bo Snelson
Mike Stukel
Greg Jones
Doug Furman
Jonathon Gazaille
Ricky Dobbs
Kriss Proctor
Trey Miller
Alexander Teich
Vince Murray
Delvin Diggs
Special Teams
PK Joe Buckley
PK Jon Teague
P Kyle Delahooke
P Justin Haan
KR Marcus Thomas
PR Gary Myers
LS Brian Ackerman
H Justin Haan

Game summaries[edit]

Air Force[edit]

Wyatt Middleton called a team meeting following the loss

Notre Dame[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Notre Dame 3 7 0 7 17
Navy 7 14 14 0 35

East Carolina[edit]

Navy clinched a berth in the Poinsettia Bowl with the win

Arkansas State[edit]

Senior Day


1 2 3 4 Total
Navy 10 14 0 7 31
Army 0 7 3 7 17

at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA

Navy's ninth straight win versus Army


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