Armys top player of the last 50 years - Vote for the next round
The first half of round one is complete, and the fans have
spoken. While there were some expected results, there were also a couple
of upsets. Below are the results of Week 1 voting. Winners are in
#1 Mike Mayweather vs. #32 Calvin Cass
#16 Caleb Campbell vs. # 17 Gerald Walker
#9 Lynn Moore vs. #24 Jack Roth
#8 Doug Black vs. #25 Troy Lingley
#5 Ken Johnson vs. #28 Willie McMillan
#12 Don Smith vs. #21 Carlton Jones
#13 Ron Leshinski vs. #20 Greg Washington
#4 Mike McElrath vs. #29 Townsend Clarke
With the first half of the first round complete, we are starting
to see things take shape. Below are the current standings. You may
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Now it's time to finish out round 1. Below are this week's
matchups. Make sure you
#2 Charlie Jarvis vs. #31 Ben Barnett
Charlie Jarvis - Army's number five career rusher with 2,334 yards.
Helped lead Army to a combined 23-5 record in his three years as a starter.
Exceptionally talented, versatile runner, receiver, and blocker. Had 1,110
yards rushing in 1968 and led team that received a Sugar Bowl invitation. A
starter at fullback for three years. Played in the Lions American Bowl, Coaches
All America game, and East-West Shrine game. Ran for 253 yards against Boston
College in 1968. Put up huge numbers when Army ran a balanced pro-style
Ben Barnett - Ben Barnett played fullback under head coach Jim Young,
and was one of the key elements, along with Mike Mayweather, that led Army to
the Sun Bowl in 1988. Barnett ranks as Army's 17th all-time rusher
with 1616 yards, and ran for 177 yards in the Sun Bowl. He was a fierce runner,
a hard charger, and was a part of one of Army's most prolific backfields in
#18 Greg Gadson vs. #15 Demetrius Perry
Greg Gadson - A four year letterman and three year starter for the
Black Knights, Gadson led the team in tackles for loss in 1987 and 1988. He is
number three all in fumble recoveries with 6. He was always around the ball and was tenacious
on the field. Stirring leader who lost both legs in Iraq and became the
inspirational leader to the New York Giants on their Super Bowl run in 2008.
Demetrius Perry - Three year letterman for the Black Knights at
running back. Scored a touchdown in the 1996 Independence Bowl. Though his
numbers were not prolific, Perry was known for never quitting. He was a strong
charger and hard hitter, whether while running the ball or blocking.
#10 Bob Anderson vs. #23 Lyle Weaver
Bob Anderson - A two-time First Team All-America selection. In 1957,
he rushed for 983 yards, second most in Army history at the time, ranked second
in the nation with 14 touchdowns and finished seventh in the Heisman Trophy
voting. In 1958, he lead Army to the Lambert Cup and their last undefeated
season at 8-0-1. Currently, he ranks eighth all-time at Army with 21 career
touchdowns and eleventh with 1,887 career rushing yards. A hard-nosed two-way
player, Anderson also led the team in interceptions in 1957 and 1958. Selected
in the ninth round of the 1960 NFL Draft by the New York Giants. Red Blaik
referred to Anderson as his "stallion." Elected into the College Football Hall
Lyle Weaver - A four year letterman for Army, Weaver stands number
four all time for the Black Knights in unassisted tackles. He led Army with 4
quarterback sacks in 1998 and finished his career with 28 tackles for loss,
including a team-best 15 in 1998. He returned two interceptions for touchdowns,
and stands second best with 7 career forced fumbles. He had a nose for the ball
and played with great intensity.
#7 Rollie Stichweh vs. #26 Dick Nowack
Rollie Stichweh - Team Captain in 1964. Played both directions for
the Black Knights. Outstanding team leader who led Army to a win over Navy and
Heisman Trophy winner Roger Stabach in 1964, playing almost every play in the
game. Named Sports Illustrated "Back of the Week" in 1964. Was named to the
North-South Shrine game and Coaches All-America game. He was Army's all-purpose
yards leader in 1964 with 910.
Dick Nowack - Nowack was the Team Captain in 1963; He was named an
All-America, playing both offense and defense (Guard and Linebacker). He was
tough and fast, and could really lay a hit on either side of the ball. He was an
outstanding team leader.
#6 Nate Sassaman vs. #27 Steve Bogosian
Nate Sassaman - A defensive back his junior year, Sassaman was converted to
quarterback to lead Army's first wishbone team under Jim Young. He led Army to
an 8-3-1 record, a win in the Cherry Bowl, a Commander-In-Chief's Trophy, and
engineered a game tying drive against Tennessee while playing with cracked ribs.
He ran for 1,086 and was known for his toughness, aggressiveness and heart.
Steve Bogosian - a standout defensive player for Army during the
70,71, 72 seasons. Team Captain in 1972. His senior season, Army won the first
ever Commander-In-Chief's trophy. Played at a time that Army consistently took
on the top teams in the nation. Bogosian played in the Hula Bowl, ranked #2 in
fumbles forced in 1971 & 1972, ranked second in Fumbles Recovered (4), and
stands atop the standings for career fumbles forced with eight.
#11 Leamon Hall vs. #22 Joe Caldwell
Leamon Hall - A three year starter and Team Captain in 1977, Hall led
Army to a 7-4 record in his senior campaign. Stands second all-time in passing
yards for Army with 5,502 yards, and second in completions with 426. He stands
first in career touchdown passes with 38, and had 10 games with 200+ yards
passing. He threw for 15 touchdowns in 1966 and 1977. Hall was a superb long
ball thrower. Played in the Hula Bowl and East-West Shrine game.
Joe Caldwell - quarterbacked Army from 1957 through 1959, including
the 1958 team that was ranked #2 in the nation. Though he may have been
overshadowed by Pete Dawkins, Bob Anderson, and Bill Carpenter, Caldwell was
instrumental in the team's success. He stands in the top 10 for Army in career
passing yards (2,440), passing touchdowns (17), passing yards per attempt (7.8),
and in the top 10 for Army in season passing yards (1343), pass completions
(105), passing touchdowns (9,8) and completion percentage (.559).
#14 Bill Carpenter vs. #19 Michael Wallace
Bill Carpenter - "The Lonely End", Carpenter was a team Captain and
was elected into the College Football Hall of Fame. He was a first team All
American in 1959. He led army in points scored, receptions, and kickoff return
yards that year. He was also a Cadet Battalion Commander. He stands in the top
10 all time in season receptions (43), Receiving Yards (591), yards per catch
average (20.6), and 100 yard games (2). He also sits in the top 10 in career
receiving yards (1044), yards per catch average (16.1), and 100 yard games (3).
He played in the North-South Shrine game,
Michael Wallace - Wallace was a human ESPN highlight reel for the
Black Knights in 1999 and 2000. Against highly favored Louisville in 1999,
Wallace put together the top single game rushing performance in Army history
with 269 yards in an overtime win. He ran for 1,157 yards in 2000. Wallace
ranks 7th in career rushing yards at Army with 2275, and ranks in the
top 10 in career rushing attempts (8) and touchdowns (23). He stands in the top
10 in season rushing yards (1,157), touchdowns (11), and 100 yard rushing games
#3 Ronnie McAda vs. #30 Mike Fahnestock
Ronnie McAda - Led Army on "The Drive", going 99 yards to beat Navy in
1995. Led the Black Knights to a 10-2 record in 1996, winning the
Commander-In-Chief's trophy and a birth in the Independence Bowl. Great field
leader; superb competitor, and a consistent winner. Gifted quarterback with the
ability to see the field, read the defense, and make the right option call. Led
a 22 point 4th quarter comeback in the Independence Bowl, but a missed field
goal closed the game with a loss. Was drafted by the Green Bay Packers.
Mike Fahnestock - Number one receiver in the nation in 1980 season,
pulling in 47 receptions for 937 yards against a very difficult schedule. Still
stands as Army's best single season receiving leader. Stands in the top five
all in all major career and season receiving records at Army. Fahnestock gained
186 yards receiving against Lehigh, the best single game performance in Army
history. He played in the Blue-Gray game.