Air Force, Navy Dominate All-Academy Offense

Scout.com's 1st annual All-Service Academy Football Team starts with the offensive side of the ball where Navy and Air Force dominate the first team. Both the Midshipmen and Falcons put five players on the first team with Army supplying just one. Seven members of the team were featured on the pre-season version while four players are first-time selections.

First Team Offense

 

QB:     Shaun Carney                       Air Force

Comments: Carney gets the slight nod over Navy's Kaheaku-Enhada here as it was evident in the Armed Forces Bowl that without Carney, Air Force was definitely not the same team. Carney finished with 637 yards rushing, 1,491 yards passing and 15 touchdowns.

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RB:     Reggie Campbell                   Navy

Comments: Campbell did everything for Navy, amassing 2,019 all purpose yards and 11touchdowns including two via kick-off returns – a first in Naval Academy history.  Navy fans will get one more chance to see Campbell on Jan. 12 in the Hula Bowl.

 

RB:     Eric Kettani                            Navy

Comments: In somewhat of a mild surprise, Kettani led the Mids in rushing with 880 yards, scored 10 touchdowns and averaged a whopping 5.8 yards per carry.  Kettani should get a lot more touches next season and could easily eclipse the 1,000 yard plateau.

 

WR:    Jeremy Trimble                      Army

Comments: Trimble did not disappoint in his senior season, catching 62 passes for 912 yards while scoring 7 touchdowns.  He leaves West Point as the all-time leader in receptions, yards and receiving touchdowns.

 

WR:    Chad Hall                               Air Force

Comments: Hall had 206.4 all purpose yards per game for the Falcons.  He scored 16 touchdowns and averaged 8.5 yards every time he touched the ball.  The MWC offensive player of the year leaves big shoes to fill in Colorado Springs.  

 

TE:      Travis Dekker                       Air Force

Comments: Dekker gets the slight edge here over Army's Justin Larson as he put up marginally better numbers in Air Force's new offense.  The senior caught 25 passes for 382 yards and two touchdowns.

 

OL:     Blaine Guenther                     Air Force

Comments: Guenther anchored a Falcons offensive line that helped the team average 299.5 yards rushing, second in the country only to the Midshipmen.

 

OL:     Ben Gabbard                          Navy

Comments: As previously mentioned, the Mids led the nation in rushing – by a lot.  The 348.8 yards per game marks the third year in a row Navy has out-rushed all other Division 1-A teams.

 

OL:     Antron Harper                        Navy

Comments: Harper may be the biggest off-season loss for the Mids as he anchored the line from the center position, leading Navy to a school record 511 points or 39.3 a game.

 

OL:     Anthony Gaskins                   Navy  

Comments: Navy's offensive reloading will begin with Gaskins next season as the junior is the lone returning starter (as per Navy's final depth chart) on the line.  Will he pull a Harper and make the move to center?

 

OL:     Nick Charles                          Air Force

Comments: Charles has a bright future for the Falcons, who with the sophomore on the line, only allowed Sean Carney to be sacked 13 times all season.

 

Honorable Mention

 

QB:      Kaipo-Noa Kaheaku-Enhada   Navy

RB:      Zerbin Singleton                        Navy

RB:      Shun White                                Navy   

RB:      Adam Ballard                            Navy

OL:      Josh Meek                                 Navy

OL:      Mike Lemming                          Army

OL:      Brandon Cox                            Army

WR:     Mark Root                                 Air Force

RB:      Jim Ollis                                    Air Force

 


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