Chan gets jump with quick step

College football

Navy Notebook

September 13, 2006|By Gary Lambrecht | Gary Lambrecht,Sun reporter

At 6 feet 1, 249 pounds, Navy senior defensive end John Chan knows he's not going to overpower many offensive linemen. So Chan gains an edge elsewhere. A quicker first step. A disciplined approach to filling and maintaining control of a gap. Good conditioning that allows him to make plays late in a game.

Things are working for Chan. On Saturday, when his third-quarter, third-down sack forced Massachusetts to settle for a field goal and a 17-14 lead the Midshipmen would soon erase before winning, 21-20, Chan turned in his second straight fine performance of the young season.

Navy@Stanford Saturday 10 p.m., 1090 AM, 1050 AM, 1370 AM, 1430 AM Line: Stanford by 3

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