Navy 2014 Football Review: Wide Receivers offers our review of the Navy 2014 football season.’s Jim Lawler discusses each position of the team and assigns a final grade. In this segment we discuss the wide receivers.


The focus for Navy's wide receivers playing in a triple option offense is blocking on the perimeter. The receivers did a good job this season as the Mids are finished second in the nation in rushing.

The Mids found a go-to receiver in first year sophomore starter Jamir Tillman who has emerged as a passing target. Tillman led the Mids with 20 receptions for 386 yards, a 19.3 average and three touchdowns. He had a 67-yard touchdown reception against Texas State. He had two huge receptions in the Army game just before the half. Tillman broke the tackle of Army's best defensive back Josh Jenkins to pick up an extra yards on a 39-yard gain. Reynolds threw a 9-yard bullet touchdown pass to Tillman with 18 seconds to go before halftime. He won the Admiral Mack Award, which is given to the player that has improved the most during spring practice, and his play has been excellent. Tillman is the son of a former NFL player and at 6-4, 206 pounds offers nice size with above average speed. He's caught at least one pass in nine games.

Senior wide receiver Brandon Dudeck is a hardnosed, maximum effort player did a nice job blocking. He started every game and has made twelve receptions for 112 yards and two touchdown receptions. Converted quarterback Thomas Wilson (2 rec., 48 yards, TD) caught a 26-yard touchdown against Notre Dame. Wilson got away with obvious offensive pass interference. Big plebe receiver Brandon Colon have appeared in every game and had three receptions for 39 yards. Colon made a nice 17- yard reception on the sideline against Ohio State.

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