Army Football Fact Sheet

Dec. 30, 2013

  • Army remains one of the nation's most historic programs.
  • The Black Knights have completed 123 seasons of intercollegiate competition.
  • Entering the 2014 season, Army's .570 winning percentage ranks tied for 45th nationally.
  • Army stands 29th on the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision all-time victories chart with 657.
  • With 114 meetings, the Army-Navy Game presented by USAA stands as one of 25 Division I-A pairings around the country with at least 100 editions.
  • Army has won three national championships, capturing three straight titles from 1944-46.
  • Army is one of eight teams that have won three titles in a four-year period dating back to 1940.
  • Since its inception in 1935, the Heisman Trophy has been awarded to three Army players. Only Notre Dame (7), Ohio State (7), and Southern California (6) have had more winners.
  • Felix `Doc' Blanchard (1945), Glenn Davis (1946) and Pete Dawkins (1958) all claimed college football's top prize.
  • Joe Steffy was named the 1947 Outland Trophy winner as the nation's top linemen.
  • Andrew Rodriguez was presented with the Campbell Trophy in 2011 as the nation's top football scholar-athlete.
  • Felix `Doc' Blanchard (1945), Y. Arnold Tucker (1946) and Andrew Rodriguez (2011) each collected the AAU Sullivan Award, presented to the nation's top amateur athlete.
  • Army has had 71 first team All-Americans.
  • Two graduates of the U.S. Military Academy are currently on NFL rosters, running back Collin Mooney (Tennessee Titans) and linebacker Josh McNary (Indianapolis Colts).
  • Twenty-seven Army football players have been inducted into the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame.
  • Twenty-five Army football players have served as First Captain, the highest leadership position within the Corps of Cadets. Brandon Whitington in 2012-13 was the most recent.
  • Army has won the Commander in Chief's Trophy on six occasions.
  • Army has competed in five bowl games: Cherry Bowl, Peach Bowl, Sun Bowl, Independence Bowl and Armed Forces Bowl.
  • Army has posted five undefeated and untied seasons.
  • Army has posted four undefeated but tied seasons.
  • Army shows a 324-155-78 mark at historic Michie Stadium.
  • Army has scored 23,993 points and allowed 18,499.
  • Army has ranked in the top-8 in rushing nationally each of the past four seasons. Army led the country in rushing yards per game in 2012 and 2011.
  • Army has ranked in the top-7 in fewest penalties per game in each of the past four seasons and in the top-18 in fewest penalty yards per game over that same span.
  • Thirty-two of 99 individuals voted into the Army Sports Hall of Fame thus far have ties to the Black Knights' football program.
  •  Army's football alumni include two Rhodes Scholars, two Olmsted Scholarship winners and two Marshall Scholarship recipients. In addition, 13 former Black Knight players have been recognized as National Football Foundation Scholar-Athletes. West Point's graduating class of 2003 featured an Army football letterwinner, Martin Pierce, as its valedictorian.
  • Ten NCAA records both on team and individual levels currently reside at West Point.
  • Michie Stadium, home of the Black Knights, is widely recognized as the nation's FINEST setting for college football.
  • Michie Stadium was selected No. 3 on Sports Illustrated magazine's list of "All-Time Favorite Venues" behind only Yankee Stadium and Augusta National in 1999.
  • More recently, GQ Magazine dubbed it "the most gorgeous college football stadium in all the land."
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