Nate Frazier Dismissed from Football Team

As first reported by the Annapolis Capital's Bill Wagner, Navy senior nose guard Nate Frazier has been dismissed from the football team - reportedly for an honor offense. According to The Capital, Frazier has been recommended for separation from the Naval Academy. The loss of Frazier, a two-year starter, will be huge for Navy's defense as he was arguably the best player on the unit.

At 6-3, 290 pounds, Nate Frazier was often referred to by Navy defensive coordinator Buddy Green as the best nose guard he has seen in Annapolis since at least 2002. At times during games, especially the last Army contest, Frazier dominated opposing lines. Navy fans were looking forward to seeing Frazier play one more year along side sophomore sensation Jabaree Tuani, but it appears that won't happen.


Of course the immediate concern for Frazier is his academic and military future which could be decided any day. The timing of the dismissal would lead one to believe that courses the senior was taking over the summer could have played a role in the violation.


For those not familiar with the Naval Academy's honor concept, it reads as follows:


"Midshipmen are persons of integrity: They stand for that which is right. They tell the truth and ensure that the full truth is known. They do not lie. They embrace fairness in all actions. They ensure that work submitted as their own is their own, and that assistance received from any source is authorized and properly documented. They do not cheat. They respect the property of others and ensure that others are able to benefit from the use of their own property. They do not steal." Top Stories