Navy freshman quarterback Malcolm Perry entered Saturday listed as fourth on the depth chart. Throw in the fact he was sick earlier in the week, and Perry started the game in his uniform whites sitting in the brigade, as the Midshipmen took the field versus Fordham.
But an unfortunate knee injury to starting quarterback Tago Smith drastically altered Perry’s day. Smith’s injury called for Perry to leave the stands and change from his uniform whites into his Navy football uniform.
That’s right Navy literally pulled a quarterback from the stands. That is after the coaches had to send someone to fetch his uniform from the locker room at the academy.
When Smith went dow, members of the equipment staff went back to theYard to get Perry's uniform, while a manager grabbed him from the stands
— Navy Athletics (@NavyAthletics) September 3, 2016
Backup quarterback Will Worth entered the game for Smith initially, rushing for 22 yards a touchdown while throwing a touchdown and completing all three of his pass attempts as the Midshipmen built a huge lead over the FCS-Rams. By the fourth quarter Navy led 49-13, allowing Perry to enter the game in mop-up duty with third string quarterback Zach Abey suspended for the season opener.
Perry rushed for 30 yards on seven rushes to cap his unpredictable day that started with him in the stands watching the game in the brigades.