Looking back at the 2007 win over Notre Dame
Saturday's game at Notre Dame will be the first time that Navy has played in South Bend, Ind., since its historic, 46-44, triple-overtime victory in 2007. That win ended a 43-year losing streak to the Fighting Irish.
For those players who were part of that victory, it's a fond memory; senior cornerback Blake Carter, who had 10 tackles in that game, called it a "milestone." But at the same time, "it's almost like a figment of my imagination, it seems like so long ago," Carter said.
Navy has 13 players on its roster who took part in the victory, including six who started as either freshmen or sophomores: Carter, defensive end Michael Walsh, linebacker Ram Vela, linebacker Tony Haberer, cornerback Kevin Edwards and safety Wyatt Middleton. (Notre Dame has 25 players on its roster who played in the game, including 11 starters.)
The Annapolis Capital talked to players about their memories of the 2007 game here. This is a link to Post's game story from that day, a really well-written account by Christian Swezey. And here's Swezey's story about the "rock star" reception that the Midshipmen received when they returned to Annapolis.
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