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Meet the Mid: Sophomore Wide Receiver Regis Velez

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Name:  Regis Velez
 
Year: Sophomore
 
Position: Wide Receiver
 
Height: 6-4
 
Weight: 212
 
Hometown: Fountain Hills, Ariz.

High School: Brophy College Preparatory

 

Major: Math w/ Econoomics

 

What do you want to do after graduation and why? I want to be a Submarine Officer because they play a big part in defending the nation and deterring enemy aggression.

 

Why did you choose Navy? I chose Navy for the opportunities it presents upon graduation and the toughness the academy instills in you.

 

What would you tell somebody that is considering coming to Navy to play football? If you want to play big time ball with a group of selfless dogs, then the choice is clear.

 

If you could play another position, what position would you play and why? I would play quarterback, because it’s the next best position.

 

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 choose Arizona State University because it would be fun to play against some of the guys I grew up with.

 

Favorite class at the Naval Academy and why? My favorite class at the Academy is Naval History because my teacher made it enjoyable.

Hardest class at the Naval Academy and why? Hardest class was Chemistry, because of the homework load.

 

Favorite teacher at the Naval Academy and why? LCDR Beitler, because he was personable.

 

Favorite form of social media and why? Instagram because it’s the easiest to connect on.

 

Favorite person to follow on social media? My favorite person to follow is Jocko Willink

 

Favorite sport to follow at the Naval Academy outside of football and why? I like to follow the baseball team, because I have some friends on the team.

 

If you didn’t play football at Navy, what sport would you play and why? I would play baseball, because there’s nothing better than fielding some grounders and hitting some BP.

 

What song is playing on your headphones in the locker room right before taking the field? Everlong by Foo Fighters.

 

What is your dream vacation? Columbia.

 

How many teams should make the FBS Playoffs? 8

What is the best thing about being in the American Athletic Conference?  The teams we get to play are good and it’s a competitive atmosphere.

 

Favorite Coach Niumatalolo quote: Choose The Right.

 

One word to describe a Navy Football player: Gritty

Who will be the surprise player on offense in 2022? Jayden Umbarger.

Who will be the surprise player on defense in 2022? Max Sandlin.

Who is the toughest player on the Navy football team? Bijan Nichols.

 

What player epitomizes Navy Football? Nicholas Straw.

Who will be the Most Valuable Player on offense in 2022 and why?  Tai Lavatai, because the pass game is essential.

 

Who will be the Most Valuable Player on defense in 2022 and why? John Marshall, because he’s a leader.

 

What are you most looking forward to in 2022? Winning the CIC.