Navy Football 2007: Wide Receivers

Wide receivers at Navy do more blocking and less pass catching but the position is still very critical to the success of Navy football. Today takes a look at Navy's 2007 wide receivers.

Graduated Jason Tomlinson will be tough to replace at one receiver spot but the 2007 Navy Midshipmen have a host of fine receivers eager to take over. O.J. Washington returns at the second receiver position.

Navy Football Wide Receivers
Bold= projected starter
* = returning starter

1st Wide Receiver position

80 * O.J. Washington (5-10, 188, Sr.)- Started all 13 games in 2006 and caught 3 passes including one 25 yard reception. Caught 1 pass as a sophomore. Solid blocker who is also an asset to the Mids explosive running game.

24 Greg Sudderth (6-2, 207, Sr.)- Versatile player who has seen action in both the defensive backfield and as a wide receiver. Did not catch a pass in 2006.

81 Nick Henderson (6-4, 206, So.)- Promising player who worked hard during the spring.

2nd Wide Receiver position

89 Tyree Barnes (6-2, 188, Jr.)- Navy's third leading receiver from the 2006 season. Caught 6 passes for 105 yards including one 31-yard reception. Had two touchdown catches. Emerged from spring practice in a dead heat with Curtis Sharp for one starting receiver position.

86 Curtis Sharp (6-4, 239, Jr.)- Big, strong receiver who would play as a tight end on many teams. Did not register a catch in during the 2006 season but worked hard in the spring and finished dead even with fellow junior Tryree Barnes for a starting receiver position.

84 T.J. Thiel 6-0, 191, Jr.)- Thiel has great speed and excellent hands. He finished spring drills as the No. 3 receiver at one receiver position. He could see action in a backup role for the Mids.

Others to watch

99 James Dryden (6-3, 206, So.)
82 Eric Montgomery (6-1, 281, So.)
85 Ross Von Minden (6-4, 213, Jr.)

Navy wide receiver Tyree Barnes, center, celebrates his second quarter touchdown against Eastern Michigan (AP Photo/Duane Burleson) Top Stories