Name: Elias Larry
Hometown: Palmdale, Calif.
High School: Sierra Canyon
Major: Mathematics with Economics
What do you want to do after graduation and why? Logistics Officer in the Marine Corps
Why did you choose Navy? The family environment and atmosphere I could feel when talking to the coaches.
What would you tell somebody that is considering coming to Navy to play football? I would tell them that coming to Navy can change your life and set you up for a bright future.
If you could play another position, what position would you play and why? Safety. I’d like to sit back and cover the whole field and read the quarterback. More opportunities to make big plays.
If you could choose any opponent for Navy to play that is currently not on the schedule, who would you choose and why? I would love to play USC. I’m from Los Angeles and USC was where I dreamed of playing when I was young. Also my Pops played football there. It would be crazy to play them in the Coliseum.
Favorite class at the Naval Academy and why? English, because I got an A in the class.
Hardest class at the Naval Academy and why? Chemistry. It’s just hard to understand why it’s so important to study chemicals and things we can’t even see.
Favorite teacher at the Naval Academy and why? Captain Jamison, because he helped me pass Calculus and he gives out some great cookies.
Favorite form of social media and why? Instagram. Easy to communicate with friends and meet new people.
Favorite person to follow on social media and why? Druski2Funny. He’s the funniest person on the planet right now. All his posts are hilarious.
If you could have dinner with any 4 people at the Naval Academy, who would you choose and why?: Rayuan Lane, Tyler Fletcher, Jianni Woodson-Brooks and myself. Those are my dogs.
Favorite sport to follow at the Naval Academy outside of football and why? Basketball, because we have been to a couple of their games as a team and had a good time.
If you didn’t play football at Navy, what sport would you play and why? I would play baseball. I played all the way through high school. Most of my family says I was better at baseball than I was at football.
What song is playing on your headphones in the locker room right before taking the field? We Know The Truth by Drakeo the Ruler
What is your dream vacation? Going to Jamaica
How many teams should make the FBS Playoffs? 12
What is the best thing about being in the American Athletic Conference? Playing Cincinnati
Favorite Coach Niumatalolo quote: You gotta be able to run all day
One word to describe a Navy Football player: Tenacious
Who will be the surprise player on offense in 2022 and why? Kroy Meyers. He’s a receiver who’s been putting in work this offseason and has the ability to make some real big plays.
Who will be the surprise player on defense in 2022 and why? Rayuan Lane. He’s one of my closest friends and we’ve been putting in the work. No excuse for him not to be one of the best safeties in the conference this year.
Who is the toughest player on the Navy football team and why? Will Harbour. He played through a lot of injuries last year before getting surgery and he’s back and better than ever this year.
What player epitomizes Navy Football and why? Eavan Gibbons. He does everything asked of him to the best of his ability and never questions anything.
Who will be the Most Valuable Player on offense in 2022 and why? Maquel Haywood. He started to show what he can do at the end of last year both running the ball on offense and on kickoff returns. He can play and will most definitely make a lot of big plays this year
Who will be the Most Valuable Player on defense in 2022 and why? John Marshall. He’s the captain of the defense and will live up to those expectations.
What are you most looking forward to in 2022? Playing Notre Dame in Baltimore. That will be an experience I’ll tell my kids about.