Position: Offensive Tackle
Hometown: Yonkers, N.Y.
High School: Fordham Prep
Major: Quantitative Economics
What do you want to do after graduation and why? Marine Corps ground. I really feel like I fit in well with that community
Why did you choose Navy? Great opportunity for football and after graduation to set myself up for success
What would you tell somebody that is considering coming to Navy to play football? You’ll come here and meet people you’ll call your brothers for the rest of your life. There is no place that has better people in the program than Navy.
If you could play another position, what position would you play and why? Tight End. I’ve always felt like I could surprise people and I’ve never scored a touchdown
If you could choose any opponent for Navy to play that is currently not on the schedule, who would you choose and why? Fordham because my brother walked on there and I’d love to play against him
Favorite class at the Naval Academy and why? Financial analysis because my professor was really great
Hardest class at the Naval Academy and why? Cyber II It made no sense to me at all
Favorite teacher at the Naval Academy and why? Major Meidas, he’s the man
Favorite form of social media and why? Snapchat, it’s more personal
If you could have dinner with any 4 people at the Naval Academy who would you choose and why?: Kip Frankland, Christian Hutchinson, Michael Naze and Daniel Davies. We do it all the time and it’s always funny.
Favorite sport to follow at the Naval Academy outside of football and why? Lacrosse. Good dudes and fun tailgates.
If you didn’t play football at Navy, what sport would you play and why? I would swim. My family has a huge swimming background and people are always surprised how good I am.
What song is playing on your headphones in the locker room right before taking the field? One by Metallica
What is your dream vacation? Tour all of Europe
How many teams should make the FBS Playoffs? At least 8
What is the best thing about being in the American Athletic Conference? Super competitive football with teams that are good enough to make the college football playoffs
Favorite Coach Niumatalolo quote: “I’m 270. Us Samoans… we like to eat”
One word to describe a Navy Football player: Relentless
Who will be the surprise player on offense in 2022 and why? Tai Lavatai. I think with a year under his belt as a starter he’s going to take off this year.
Who will be the surprise player on defense in 2022 and why? Eavan Gibbons, he’s a grinder and I think he’s gonna be a huge part of this defense
Who is the toughest player on the Navy football team and why? Josh/Terrell Adams. Those guys have been through some stuff and have come back and worked even harder
What player epitomizes Navy Football and why? All of us. It’s not about one person, but about how we play together
Who will be the Most Valuable Player on offense in 2022? Tai Lavatai
Who will be the Most Valuable Player on defense in 2022 and why? Will Harbour
What are you most looking forward to in 2022? Winning the CIC