April 21, 2014
WEST POINT, N.Y. – Head coach Jeff Monken recently announced that rising firsties Geoffery Bacon and Larry Dixon will serve as captains of the Army football team for the 2014 season. The Black Knights recently completed their spring drills and will open the upcoming season at Michie Stadium on Sept. 6 versus Buffalo.
“I’m excited for those guys,” head coach Jeff Monken said. “I think both of them have displayed the kind of leadership it takes to earn the respect of their teammates and be voted team captains. I’m sure they’ll do a great job leading our team, along with the two guys we voted on our leadership council who are going to take a leadership role as well. I think it speaks to the respect their teammates have for them.”
Bacon has been a regular in the Army starting lineup since his arrival at West Point. A middle linebacker, his first two seasons, the Milwaukee, Wis., native started five games as a plebe and all 12 games during his sophomore season. His 136 tackles in 2012 ranks ninth on the Army single-season list. Prior to his junior season, Bacon moved to safety where he started all eight games he played in. He was second on the team with 63 tackles in 2013. The three-year letterwinner has 259 career tackles, tied for 20th on the Army all-time ledger. He has 13 career games with at least 10 tackles.
Dixon has also been a fixture in the Army lineup since his rookie campaign, playing in 33 games which include 25 starting assignments. Despite missing two games as a junior, he ran for 705 yards and six touchdowns, averaging 6.4 yards per carry. One of only 11 Army players to amass at least 2,000 career rushing yards, the Bremerton, Wash., native totaled 2,086 yards and 17 rushing touchdowns. He is averaging 6.2 yards per carry for his career with a total of seven 100-yard rushing games.
Season tickets for all five home games at Michie Stadium are available starting at just $116 for Spirit Zone seating. Sideline and end zone tickets are only $187. Season ticket holders will also have the opportunity to purchase single game tickets at the discounted early bird price beginning at $27, the Army vs. Connecticut game at Yankee Stadium on Nov. 8 starting at $30 and Army-Navy tickets. Army-Navy priority tickets and class seating are $75 and club seats are $125 each for the Army-Navy game in Baltimore, Md.
New season ticket orders, mini-plans and group tickets are also on sale now for the 2014 season. In addition to a discount for purchasing 20-or-more tickets, Army also offers a sales representative for the seamless organization of group outings. With plenty of tailgating opportunities and a full day of events unlike any other sporting event in the country, a visit to West Point is about more than just the game. Contact your Army group sales representative at 845-446-2375 or firstname.lastname@example.org to book your day on the banks of the Hudson and experience the West Point tradition.