Navy Pulls Freshman QB Out Of Stands To Play After Starter Suffers Injury


This was something you don’t see every day.

The Navy Midshipmen believed they were set at quarterback Saturday, but when starter Tago Smith went down with an injury against Fordham, they had to improvise. So they did what any football team would do and picked someone out of the stands to suit up.

Wait, what?

Yup, that’s right; Navy had to pull freshman quarterback Malcolm Perry, who originally didn’t suit up for the game, out of the stands to provide QB depth behind Will Worth.

Perry ended up seeing some playing time, as he ran for 32 yards on seven carries, although he didn’t attempt a pass.

“It wasn’t planned for me to even dress today,” Perry said, via ESPN. “I came here with the rest of the brigade. I was just watching the game and Tago went down.

“The coaches got me out of the stands and got me dressed. It felt good. Playing the JV game the prior day helped a lot. It was a good experience.”

That certainly didn’t go as planned, but it all worked out for Navy in its 52-16 win.

Thumbnail photo via Tommy Gilligan/USA TODAY Sports Images

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