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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | August 23, 2014
The first time Keenan Reynolds saw a Navy football game, the Midshipmen were three-touchdown underdogs to sixth-ranked Ohio State in the 2009 season opener. Reynolds was a sophomore at Goodpasture Christian School outside Nashville, Tenn., and was barely on anyone's recruiting radar. As he watched the game on television, Reynolds started paying attention to Navy quarterback Ricky Dobbs. Dobbs, then a junior who had just taken over as the starter, nearly led the Midshipmen to an upset win in Columbus.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | August 30, 2014
Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo didn't celebrate very long after his team's bowl win over Middle Tennessee State last December. The preparation - at least mentally - had already started for the 2014 season opener against Ohio State in Baltimore. "It heightens everything you do, I couldn't even enjoy our bowl game," Niumatalolo recalled Saturday. "As soon as you win the bowl game, you're thinking the next game you're playing is Ohio State, everything you do you've got to take it to the [n]
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | August 20, 2011
The natural instinct is to think that former star quarterback Ricky Dobbs is the reason sophomore defensive end Jamel Dobbs is playing football at Navy, given that they are distant cousins who grew up near each other in the suburbs of Atlanta. Truth is, Jamel Dobbs never met his famous namesake until he showed up on his recruiting visit two years ago. Neither knew of any connection until assistant coach Ashley Ingram, who recruited both players, raised the possibilities and the players started talking about their respective families.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | August 23, 2014
The first time Keenan Reynolds saw a Navy football game, the Midshipmen were three-touchdown underdogs to sixth-ranked Ohio State in the 2009 season opener. Reynolds was a sophomore at Goodpasture Christian School outside Nashville, Tenn., and was barely on anyone's recruiting radar. As he watched the game on television, Reynolds started paying attention to Navy quarterback Ricky Dobbs. Dobbs, then a junior who had just taken over as the starter, nearly led the Midshipmen to an upset win in Columbus.
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By Sports Digest | July 16, 2010
College football Navy QB Dobbs named to O'Brien Award watch list Navy senior quarterback Ricky Dobbs is one of 30 players named to the Davey O'Brien Quarterback Award watch list. The winner of the award, which is presented annually to the nation's best college quarterback and is the oldest and most prestigious national quarterback honor, will be announced Dec. 9 Pro soccer Namoff puts career on hiatus, joins D.C. United front office D.C. United defender Bryan Namoff has suspended his playing career and will join the team's technical staff as special projects manager.
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By The Sports Network | October 2, 2010
Air Force quarterback Tim Jefferson threw for 83 yards and rushed for 62 more and a pair of touchdowns as the Falcons defeated Navy, 14-6, in a nonconference showdown at Falcon Stadium to take a big step toward capturing the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy for 2010. Jared Tew carried the ball 17 times for 111 yards in the win for Air Force (4-1), who upended the Midshipmen for the first time in eight years. Navy (2-2) saw a less than impressive day from quarterback Ricky Dobbs, who connected on just six of his 18 pass attempts for 103 yards and two interceptions.
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By Camille Powell and Camille Powell,The Washington Post | October 22, 2009
Navy junior quarterback Ricky Dobbs did not practice Tuesday after undergoing a magnetic resonance imaging to determine the severity of an injured right knee. Dobbs, who leads the country in touchdowns scored (16), is considered day-to-day, and his status for Saturday's game against Wake Forest will be determined later this week, according to coach Ken Niumatalolo. Dobbs was hurt on the second play of the Midshipmen's 38-35 overtime victory at Southern Methodist on Saturday, Niumatalolo said.
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By Camille Powell and Camille Powell,The Washington Post | August 5, 2009
Navy opened practice Tuesday, with its eyes set on claiming another Commander in Chief's Trophy - which would be a record seventh in a row - and winning seven games to secure its spot in the Texas Bowl, which will be held at Houston's Reliant Stadium on Dec. 31. Here are four story lines to watch: Protecting Ricky Dobbs A year ago, Ricky Dobbs was the third-string quarterback, a big-armed sophomore with a lot of promise but no experience. Now he is the clear-cut starter and one of the unquestioned leaders of Navy's offense.
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By Jack McCarthy and Jack McCarthy,Special to The Baltimore Sun | November 26, 2008
DEKALB, Ill. - Ricky Dobbs fumbled on his first snap from scrimmage and didn't throw a pass for nearly 23 minutes last night. But there wasn't a thing wrong with his legs. Making his first start for Navy, the sophomore quarterback rushed for 124 yards on 25 carries and scored a touchdown as the Midshipmen blanked Northern Illinois, 16-0, for their first shutout in five years. Navy (7-4) scored on its first two possessions and held the ball for more than 17 minutes in the first half. "I thought Ricky played solid," Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo said.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | September 3, 2011
Navy's opponents might consider throwing out most of the tapes of the past two seasons when figuring out how to stop the Midshipmen and their vaunted triple option offense. What Ricky Dobbs did, however spectacular the former quarterback was during his record-setting career, is of little help in scouting Kriss Proctor. Proctor, a 6-1, 200-pound senior who had made three previous starts in his career, proved to be as elusive as he was efficient in leading the Midshipmen to a 40-17 rout of Delaware in the 2011 season opener Saturday at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | December 14, 2013
The snow came and went, leaving a covering on the grass surface of frozen Lincoln Financial Field and a few thousand hearty fans left in the stands by halftime Saturday. The Black Knights of Army came and went, too, but as has become a habit against Navy's respected, if overmatched, rival, the Midshipmen and quarterback Keenan Reynolds simply stayed the course. After a slow start played in swirling winds, snow and cold, pelting rain that lasted until well into the second half, Navy and Reynolds overcame the elements, beating Army, 34-7, before a quickly dwindling crowd of 65,612.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | September 3, 2011
Navy's opponents might consider throwing out most of the tapes of the past two seasons when figuring out how to stop the Midshipmen and their vaunted triple option offense. What Ricky Dobbs did, however spectacular the former quarterback was during his record-setting career, is of little help in scouting Kriss Proctor. Proctor, a 6-1, 200-pound senior who had made three previous starts in his career, proved to be as elusive as he was efficient in leading the Midshipmen to a 40-17 rout of Delaware in the 2011 season opener Saturday at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | August 20, 2011
The natural instinct is to think that former star quarterback Ricky Dobbs is the reason sophomore defensive end Jamel Dobbs is playing football at Navy, given that they are distant cousins who grew up near each other in the suburbs of Atlanta. Truth is, Jamel Dobbs never met his famous namesake until he showed up on his recruiting visit two years ago. Neither knew of any connection until assistant coach Ashley Ingram, who recruited both players, raised the possibilities and the players started talking about their respective families.
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By Jon Meoli, The Baltimore Sun | April 21, 2011
For two seasons, Navy quarterback Kriss Proctor was a more-than-capable replacement when starter Ricky Dobbs went down with an injury. He stepped in to lead the Midshipmen to a pair of wins in three career starts, and when Dobbs returned to full health, stepped back to the sidelines just as quickly. Now, with Dobbs' illustrious college career completed, Proctor enters his senior season listed as QB1 on coach Ken Niumatalolo's depth chart, taking the keys to Navy's triple-option offense and trying to continue the success he saw in his previous role.
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By Kevin Van Valkenburg, The Baltimore Sun | December 11, 2010
PHILADELPHIA — For a brief moment Saturday, Navy's football team looked anxious. And with good reason. Army, which hadn't so much as crossed the goal line against the Midshipmen since 2006, was about to score its second touchdown in less than five minutes. Navy clung to a 10-point lead, but its early momentum had completely evaporated, and the Black Knights were 1 yard away from turning the 111th meeting between the two service academies into a slugfest. Army quarterback Trent Steelman took the snap, surged toward the end zone, and was smothered by Navy linebackers Tyler Simmons and Jerry Hauburger.
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By From Sun staff and news services | November 11, 2010
Navy quarterback Ricky Dobbs hasn't practiced this week, leaving the senior's availability for Saturday's game against Central Michigan in doubt one week after he reportedly suffered a minor concussion resulting from a light blow to the head early in a 76-35 victory over East Carolina. Dobbs played into the fourth quarter against the Pirates, rushing for 100 yards and one touchdown and passing for 75yards and two touchdowns, before yielding to backup Kriss Proctor , who would start if the coaching staff decides to hold out the academy's all-time leader in touchdowns.
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By From Sun staff and news services | October 28, 2009
Capitals 4, Flyers 2 Semin, Ovechkin lead Caps to fifth consecutive victory Alexander Semin returned from a two-game absence with a tiebreaking goal and an assist, Jose Theodore stopped Darroll Powe's penalty shot later in the third period, and the host Washington Capitals beat the Philadelphia Flyers, 4-2, on Tuesday night. Alex Ovechkin scored two goals - including an empty-netter in the final minute - and Nicklas Backstrom had four points for the Capitals. The Southeast Division leaders rallied from a 2-0 deficit to stretch their winning streak to five games.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,don.markus@baltsun.com | October 20, 2008
The numbers keep dropping. Ever since quarterback Kaipo-Noa Kaheaku-Enhada left late in the first half at Wake Forest last month after reinjuring his hamstring, Navy's triple-option offense has slowly evaporated. The Midshipmen beat the then-No.16 Demon Deacons despite only 115 rushing yards in the second half, and they defeated Air Force with 206 rushing yards overall. Giving up a season-high 499 yards to Pittsburgh certainly factored significantly into Saturday's 42-21 loss to the Panthers at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, but so did a season-low 194 rushing yards and 251 yards overall.
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By Gene Wang, The Washington Post | October 30, 2010
Facing its most lopsided deficit of the season, the Navy football team mounted a vigorous fourth-quarter comeback Saturday that turned what had the makings of an unmitigated disaster into a compelling finish. Circumstances, however, never should have reached that point against forlorn Duke, and the Midshipmen's failings in the first half ultimately conspired to doom them, 34-31, before an announced 34,117 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. After trailing by 24 points at halftime and at the start of the fourth quarter to a team that had lost six straight games, Navy reeled off three touchdowns, all followed by two-point conversions, to draw within three with 2:34 to play.
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By Gene Wang, The Washington Post | October 29, 2010
Their names are Jeff Battipaglia, Josh Cabral, Brady DeMell, John Dowd and Ryan Basford, and it's almost certain they won't be showing up anytime soon on the stat sheet after a Navy football game. Those accolades normally are reserved for the so-called skill players, though ask any member of the coaching staff and they'll say starting on the offensive line for the Midshipmen demands dexterity in bunches as well. Last Saturday against Notre Dame, that unit played with the kind of clinical precision unmatched in generations at the academy.
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