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Meet the Mid: Sophomore Center David Hixon

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Name:  David Hixon 

Year: Sophomore 

Position: Center 

Height: 6-3

Weight: 272

Hometown: Auburn, Ala.

High School: Auburn High School 

Major: Quantitative Economics 

What do you want to do after graduation and why?  Marine Corps, I admire the team atmosphere they create and how meticulous they are in their work.  

Why did you choose Navy?  I chose Navy so I could play fast paced, high caliber football and get a top tier education. 

What would you tell somebody that is considering coming to Navy to play football?  Every day is an opportunity to push yourself. This place is challenging, but makes you grow in ways you never knew you could! 

If you could play another position, what position would you play and why? Middle linebacker, there is always an opportunity to make a play on the ball and it seems very challenging. 

If you could choose any opponent for Navy to play that is currently not on the schedule, who would you choose and why? Auburn, I would love to play a game in my hometown where I found my love for football. 

Favorite class at the Naval Academy and why?  My favorite class was definitely chemistry. It was not easy, but my professors were great to be around and made the class interesting. 

Hardest class at the Naval Academy and why?  I would have to say Chemistry, there is a lot to learn in a short amount of time. Also, the work is extensive and requires a lot of studying. 

Favorite teacher at the Naval Academy and why? My favorite teacher is LT. Sloat. He was my chemistry 1 professor first semester and was always very helpful. He did a good job of always having a positive mindset and never seemed to have a bad day. 

Favorite form of social media and why?  Snapchat, I enjoy being able to connect with my friends in a fun way. 

Favorite person to follow on social media and why?  It would have to be Javan Bouton, his style is off the charts and his TikToks are elite. 

If you could have dinner with any 4 people at the Naval Academy who would you choose and why?:  Evan Brown, Javan Bouton, JD Bengston and Admiral Buck. I think we would have a great time and it would be interesting to hear what VADM Buck would have to say. 

Favorite sport to follow at the Naval Academy outside of football and why?  Rugby, I have a few buddies on the team and they know how to get after it. I have enjoyed being taught by them how the sport is played and it seems very interesting.

If you didn’t play football at Navy, what sport would you play and why? I would play golf, it’s one of my favorite things to do in my free time and is very competitive. I enjoy the mental aspect of the game and how you have to control your thoughts under pressure. 

What song is playing on your headphones in the locker room right before taking the field? Nothin’ But A Good Time – Poison 

What is your dream vacation?  Somewhere tropical with nice restaurants and great golf. I think Hawaii could be a great time. 

How many teams should make the FBS Playoffs?  I would like to see 16 teams. I think fans would really get into it since it would somewhat resemble March Madness. I would also just like to see more teams get an opportunity to play for a championship. 

What is the best thing about being in the American Athletic Conference? Being able to play very competitive teams all across the country.

Favorite Coach Niumatalolo quote:  “It’s freaking hard as crap to win!”

One word to describe a Navy Football player: Persistent- continuing firmly or obstinately in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition.

Who will be the surprise player on offense in 2022 and why?  Vincent Terrell II, he has put in a lot of work this off-season and I think he has a ton of potential to have a great year. 

Who will be the surprise player on defense in 2022 and why?  Nolan Barber, he works on his craft every day and I know he will dominate this year. 

Who is the toughest player on the Navy football team and why?  We are all tough. We don’t have a choice. 

What player epitomizes Navy Football and why?  Josh Peña, he comes to work every day with a good attitude and is always ready to work. 

Who will be the Most Valuable Player on offense in 2022 and why?  Logan Point, he has all the tools to be an elite player and I believe he’ll have a big season. 

Who will be the Most Valuable Player on defense in 2022 and why?  Nick Straw, he has a lot of game experience and is a high motor player.

What are you most looking forward to in 2022: Making memories with my teammates on and off the field.