Starters: Kwazel Bertrand #17 So.
Backups: Quincy Adams #5 So.
Third string: Shelley White #7 So.
Sophomore Kwazel Bertrand (5-10, 186) retained his starting left cornerback position in the spring. Bertrand, an Antioch, Tenn., native, saw his first career start against Indiana last season. In the game against the Hoosiers Bertrand gave the coaches what they were looking for by tallying seven tackles, including six solos and breaking up two passes. Bertrand went on to start all six remaining contests. He also broke up two passes in the East Carolina game and had two tackles for losses in the Texas State game.
Sophomore Quincy Adams (5-11, 195) is another returning young player who saw extensive action in 2012. Adams, who finished the spring as the backup left cornerback, played in 10 games last season and started contests against Penn State, San Jose State, Air Force and Central Michigan. After suffering a neck injury against Central Michigan he missed games against Indiana, East Carolina and Florida Atlantic which fostered the emergence of Bertrand who had been Adams' backup up to the Indiana game. Adams finished the season with 28 tackles, four broken up passes, a tackle for loss and a fumble recovery. He intercepted a pass in the win over VMI.
Shelley White, another sophomore, finished spring drills as the third string left cornerback. White (5-10, 190) is a local Annapolis product who saw action in three games last season picking up one tackle in the VMI game. White, who has rooted for Navy all his life, played cornerback in high school but was moved to safety at NAPS. He was moved back to cornerback during his freshman season in 2012.
Navy should be very improved at left cornerback in 2013. Bertrand, Adams and White all have a year of experience along with a spring practice under their belts that should make them more effective players.
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