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Meet the Mid: Sophomore Offensive Tackle Alex Howard

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Football | 7/25/2022 12:29:00 PM

Name:  Alex Howard

Year:  Sophomore

Position: Offensive Line

Height: 6-3

Weight:  275

Hometown:  Deltona, Fla.

High School: University

Major: Operations Research

What do you want to do after graduation and why?  I want to fly for the Navy and after that I’d like to open my own business where I can work on vehicles and customize cars, because I love that type of stuff.

Why did you choose Navy?  I chose Navy because I felt the most at home with the atmosphere within the program. Everyone here was very welcoming. Also, the style of football Navy plays is something that I felt I could relate to the best. 

What would you tell somebody that is considering coming to Navy to play football?  It’s a grind, but well worth it if you’re willing to truly put in the hours to make it here. The saying that it’s a hard place to be at and a great place to be from isn’t said for nothing.

If you could play another position, what position would you play and why?  If I could play another position I think I would play running back. It just seems like the most fun and it looks fun stiff arming people and making them miss when running past them.

If you could choose any opponent for Navy to play that is currently not on the schedule, who would you choose and why?  I think the opponent I would choose would have to be TCU, there a school I really want to play against just because I think we could compete with them.

Favorite class at the Naval Academy and why?  My favorite class is any class that isn’t chemistry. 

Hardest class at the Naval Academy and why?  The hardest class at the Naval Academy is 1000% CHEMISTRY 

Favorite teacher at the Naval Academy and why?  My favorite teacher at the Naval Academy is Captain Martinez, he was my Calculus 2 professor. His teaching style really worked for me and I liked how he was honest with us and actually cared about us as his students. He wasn’t afraid to laugh with us and make the class more enjoyable.

Favorite form of social media and why?  It isn’t really social media. but YouTube is my favorite just because I can watch videos on literally anything from football to video games to cars.

Favorite person to follow on social media and why?  My favorite person to follow on social media is Myles Garrett. He is just a dog when it comes to football.

If you could have dinner with any 4 people at the Naval Academy who would you choose and why?:  I would pick Brent Self, Javan Bouton, Nolan Barber Jordan Sanders, Justin Hawley and Johnathan Swift. These are some of the closest people to me at the academy and I trust them like family.

Favorite sport to follow at the Naval Academy outside of football and why?  Favorite sport to follow outside of Navy football is either women’s lacrosse or track & field. They always do well.

If you didn’t play football at Navy, what sport would you play and why?  If I didn’t play football I think I would play tennis just because of how fun it is to play.

What song is playing on your headphones in the locker room right before taking the field?  Lil Baby by Drake

What is your dream vacation?  Puerto Rico or Hawaii

How many teams should make the FBS Playoffs?  8 teams should make the playoffs

What is the best thing about being in the American Athletic Conference?  The competition that we play is at a very high-level

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

One word to describe a Navy Football player: Tenacious

Who will be the surprise player on offense in 2022?  Maquel Haywood

Who will be the surprise player on defense in 2022? Colin Ramos

Who is the toughest player on the Navy football team and why?  Trey Cummings, he lost his mom the day before plebe summer yet he continues to fight to be here and be with his brothers on the team every day.

What player epitomizes Navy Football?  Bijan Nichols is the perfect example

Who will be the Most Valuable Player on offense in 2022?   Kip Frankland

 Who will be the Most Valuable Player on defense in 2022 and why?  Will Harbour

What are you most looking forward to in 2022? To be able to play with my brothers and experience another great year at the Naval Academy.