For the last few years, both for one of the best rivalry games in college football.
This year’s iteration of the Navy uniform has space for a patch on the front side of the left shoulder. There, players can choose to honor the naval divisions of their fathers or brothers or a former teammate. Some units have given a player a patch and asked him to wear it.
Nizaire Cromartie, a senior captain and linebacker, will be wearing a NASC Pensacola Memorial Patch in honor of Joshua Kaleb Watson, one of the three victims at . Watson graduated from the Naval Academy in 2019.
Cromartie recorded 31 tackles in 11 games this season, including eight for a loss with 3½ sacks, two forced fumbles