Navy Football 2007: Defensive Line

Navy Football 2007: Defensive Line

If ever there was a glaring question mark on a team it's the 2007 Navy defensive line. No starters return and very limited experience is available to draw on. This unit could be the key to Navy's hope for continued success during the 2007 season.

Bold= projected starter
*= returning starter

Left Defensive End

92 Chris Kuhar-Pitters (6-2, 258, Sr)- Strong player who is the front runner to replace Tye Adams. Has seen action in 9 games during his career at Navy.
62 Kyle Bookhout (6-2, 240, So)- Illinois native has yet to see action during his career. May be used during passing situations to take advantage of his good speed.
93 Andrew Burger (6-3, 243, So.)- Rising sophomore has yet to see the field during his his short time at Navy.
98 Artie Pauls (6-1, 244, Jr.)- Pauls has seen limited action during his career but that could change during the 2007 season.

Nose Guard

99 Nate Frazier (6-3, 285, So)- Saw action during 3 games in 2006. The Navy staff has high expections for Frazier who has good size, speed and strength.
90 Andy Lark (6-0, 290, So.)- Floridian who could see action in a backup role to Frazier.
94 Derik Rothchild (6-3, 251, Jr.)- Rothchild moved to noseguard from the offensive line in the spring.

Right Defensive End

38 Michael Walsh (6-2, 239, Jr)- Walsh is one of the most experienced returning Navy defensive linemen. He saw action in seven games in 2006 and picked up 2 tackles.
69 Jordan Stephens (6-4, 251, So)- Recently moved from nose guard to end. Saw action against Eastern Michigan in 2006.
83 Will Scarle (6-4, 242, Jr)- Scarle has worked hard to get into the 3-deep roster. He has yet to see action during a varsity contest at Navy.
91 Ryan Griffith (6-2, 257, Jr)- DeMatha high school product has yet to see the field during his Navy career.

Others to watch

Nose Guard

46 Arnold Taylor (5-11, 235, So.)
62 Penetekoso Peau (6-1, 263, So.)
72 Jake Cross (6-2, 275, Fr.)
95 John Maddox (6-4, 257, Jr.)

Defensive End

57 Zach Weatherington (6-4, 250, So.)
64 Shane Bothel (6-3, 240, Fr.)
71 Lee Calloway (5-11, 240, Fr.)
73 Billy Yarborough (6-5, 245, Fr.)
74 Taylor Hamilton (6-3, 220, Fr.)
75 Chase Burge (6-4, 240, Fr.)
77 Maurice Cumberland (6-4, 265, Fr.)
78 Richard Marshall (6-6, 228, So.)
82 Clyde Lydick (6-4, 240, Fr.)
88 Steve Dorman (6-8, 245, Jr.)

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