Navy Football Spring Game: Travis Bridges Shines In New Position

COLUMBIA, SC - SEPTEMBER 17: Quarterback Kriss Proctor #2 of Navy Midshipmen celebrates a touchdown run against the South Carolina Gamecocks September 17, 2011 at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Navy held their spring game on Saturday and might have found a new star on the defensive line in Travis Bridges, who made the switch from offensive line to nose guard.

The Navy Midshipmen held their spring game on Saturday and the big star of the game was junior nose tackle Travis Bridges, who was able to show off what he can do in his new role. Last season Bridges played offensive guard, mostly on special teams, but made the switch to the defensive line. Bridges finished the game with seven tackles and a sack as the Blue Team beat the Gold Team 21-0. The Blue team consisted of mostly first-team players, so they naturally had an advantage.

New starting quarterback Trey Miller picked up two touchdowns, but back up fullback Prentice Christian had a nice day rumbling for 63 yards on nine carries, including a 10-yard touchdown run. Miller finished up the day going 7-for-9 for 104 yards passing with 10 rushes for 36 yards and 2 TD.

"Even on the offensive side of the ball, concepts come fairly easy to Travis, so we've been excited about the things he's picked up," Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo told the Washington Times about Bridges new position. "Now the thing is we have to see if he can transition to conventional offenses. ... I'm really excited about what I've seen from him, and we're counting on him to have a great year."

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