Navy is quite literally pulling people out of the stands to replace its players after quarterback Tago Smith left the game against Fordham with a knee injury.
Per multiple reports, freshman backup quarterback Malcolm Perry, fully adorned in his dress whites to start the game, was pulled from the stands to dress out in a uniform at halftime. He will wear No. 5 in the second half.
WOW! One of the Freshman Midshipmen in his dress whites was pulled out of the stands & sent to locker room. Replacing QB Tago Smith. #Navy
— Pam Chvotkin (@reddusfoximus) September 3, 2016
Freshman QB Malcolm Perry was not dressed to start the game. He was pulled out of the Brigade when Tago went down. Will wear #5 in 2nd H
— Scott Strasemeier (@ScottStras) September 3, 2016
Smith, making his first start as the successor to Keenan Reynolds, rushed for 97 yards and completed his lone pass attempt against Fordham before sustaining his knee injury. It’s not clear yet what the extent of his injury is.
Perry, a true freshman, has obviously yet to play in a game.
Source: CBS Sports / Navy literally pulls a QB out of the stands to replace its injured starter