DALLAS (AP) Zach Abey still gets a chance to score touchdowns for Navy even though he is no longer the starting quarterback.
Abey doesn't have a catch as a starting receiver, but still takes snaps in short-yardage and goal-line situations and has six rushing touchdowns on 15 carries. That is tied for second-most among FBS players with Malcolm Perry, the Midshipmen's sprinting starting quarterback.
"It shows you want kind of young man he is, very selfless," coach Ken Niumatalolo said of Abey, who ran for 1,413 yards and 19 TDs last season. "For him to accept his role is pretty remarkable. ... He's really helped us."