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2017 Army Black Knights football
Commander-in-Chief's Trophy champion
Armed Forces Bowl champion
ECAC Division I FBS Team of the Year
ConferenceIndependent
2017 record10–3
Head coachJeff Monken (4th season)
Offensive coordinatorBrent Davis (4th season)
Offensive schemeTriple option
Defensive coordinatorJay Bateman (4th season)
Base defense3–4
Home stadiumMichie Stadium
Seasons
← 2016
2018 →
2017 Division I FBS independents football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Army               10 3  
No. 11 Notre Dame               10 3  
UMass               4 8  
BYU               4 9  
As of June 26, 2020 • Rankings from AP Poll

The 2017 Army Black Knights football team represented the United States Military Academy in the 2017 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Black Knights were led by fourth-year head coach Jeff Monken and played their home games at Michie Stadium. They competed as an independent. They finished the season 10–3, winning the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy for the first time since 1996 after sweeping service academy rivals Air Force and Navy. They were invited to the Armed Forces Bowl where they defeated San Diego State. Following the season, they were chosen as the 2017 ECAC Division I Football Subdivision Team of the Year.[1]

PersonnelEdit

RosterEdit

2017 Army Black Knights roster

Quarterbacks

  • 4 Cam Thomas, Freshman
  • 7 Chris Carter, Junior
  • 8 Kelvin Hopkins, Sophomore
  • 9 Luke Langdon, Junior
  • 13 Christian Anderson, Freshman
  • 17 Ahmad Bradshaw, Senior

Running Backs

  • 2 Jordan Soper-Johnson, Freshman
  • 3 Jordan Asberry, Junior
  • 5 Kell Walker, Sophomore
  • 6 John Trainor, Senior
  • 10 Jordan Blackman, Freshman
  • 16 Malik Hancock, Sophomore
  • 21 T.J Wisham, Freshman
  • 23 Kevin Hicks, Sophomore
  • 26 Donovan Franklin, Sophomore
  • 27 Fred Cooper, Freshman
  • 29 Zack Boobas, Freshman
  • 30 Dominic Distefano, Freshman
  • 32 Artice Hobbs IV, Freshman
  • 36 Sandon McCoy, Freshman
  • 38 Donnell Diego, Freshman
  • 39 Parker Ross, Freshman
  • 43 DJ Miller, Freshman
  • 44 Chambo Liddell-Patacsil, Freshman

Fullbacks

  • 22 Calen Holt, Junior
  • 25 Connor Slomka, Sophomore
  • 33 Darnell Woolfolk, Junior
  • 40 Andy Davidson, Junior

Offensive Lineman

  • 42 Austen Ferbet, Freshman
  • 50 Will Schumacher, Freshman
  • 52 Weston Jones, Freshman
  • 53 Jeff Panara, Junior
  • 54 Josh Rea, Junior
  • 55 J.B Hunter IV, Freshman
  • 56 Caden Williams, Freshman
  • 57 Ethan Palelei, Junior
  • 58 Liam McCarthy, Sophomore
  • 59 Mike Johnson, Sophomore
  • 60 Alex Herndon, Sophomore
  • 60 Ryan O'Malley, Freshman
  • 62 Rick Kurz, Junior
  • 63 Jake Baumert, Sophomore
  • 64 Mike Owens, Sophomore
  • 64 Kenny Willoughby, Freshman
  • 65 Bryce Holland, Senior
  • 66 Joshua Boylan, Senior
  • 67 Tyler Fleagle, Freshman
  • 67 Jack Owens, Freshman
  • 69 Grant Kerstens, Sophomore
  • 69 Daniel McGeough, Freshman
  • 70 Mike Houghton, Senior
  • 73 Jaxson Deaton, Sophomore
  • 74 Austin Schuffert, Junior
  • 75 Jack Sides, Sophomore
  • 76 Peyton Reeder, Freshman
  • 77 Noah Utley, Sophomore
  • 78 Brett Toth, Senior
  • 79 Luke McCleery, Freshman
  • 79 Cooper Simpson, Sophomore
 

Tight Ends

  • 46 Geoff Kirk, Freshman
  • 47 Jake Lauer, Freshman
  • 49 Michel Toure, Sophomore
  • 72 Trey Neville, Sophomore
  • 83 Zach Saum, Junior
  • 85 Quinten Parker, Junior
  • 94 Will Huff, Sophomore

Wide Receivers

  • 14 Jonathan Hamilton, Freshman
  • 15 Max Weisman, Freshman
  • 19 Kevin Waites, Freshman
  • 31 Chris Gregg, Sophomore
  • 80 Glen Coates, Sophomore
  • 81 Jeff Ejekam, Senior
  • 82 Kjetil Cline, Sophomore
  • 84 Jermaine Adams, Senior
  • 86 Christian Hayes, Sophomore
  • 87 Jake Carlson, Freshman
  • 88 Camden Harrison, Freshman
  • 89 Tommy Upton, Freshman

Defensive Line

  • 13 Markus Wright, Freshman
  • 38 August Cook, Freshman
  • 42 Amadeo West, Sophomore
  • 52 Juwan Griffith-James, Junior
  • 58 Andrew McLean, Senior
  • 59 John Voit, Senior
  • 62 Michael Gerber, Freshman
  • 63 Jon King, Freshman
  • 65 Ted Wages IV, Freshman
  • 66 Trevor Hallock, Freshman
  • 68 Alex Crawford, Freshman
  • 71 Nick Stokes, Freshman
  • 76 Mackay Phillips, Freshman
  • 77 Raymond Wright, Junior
  • 84 Harrison Greenhill, Freshman
  • 86 Edriece Patterson, Freshman
  • 87 Jack Hough, Freshman
  • 89 Emmanuel Aka, Junior
  • 90 Karl Holler, Freshman
  • 91 Wunmi Oyetuga, Junior
  • 92 Rahmeel Cook, Freshman
  • 93 Rod Stoddard II, Sophomore
  • 94 Luke Blanton, Freshman
  • 95 Emmanuel Ukhueligbe, Freshman
  • 96 Julian Meares, Sophomore
  • 97 Demann Wilson, Freshman
  • 98 Nicholas Slusher, Freshman
  • 98 Connor Smith, Freshman
  • 99 Cordarrell Davis, Junior
 

Linebackers

  • 11 Donavan Lynch, Sophomore
  • 15 Ryan Parker, Sophomore
  • 18 Jake Ellington, Sophomore
  • 19 James Nachtigal, Junior
  • 21 Alex Aukerman, Senior
  • 22 Christian Gomez, Freshman
  • 29 Chandler Ramirez, Junior
  • 30 Hayden Haupt, Sophomore
  • 31 Joe Stephenson, Freshman
  • 34 Jeremiah Lowery, Freshman
  • 36 Scott Washle, Senior
  • 37 Aaron Jones, Freshman
  • 39 Kieren Douglas, Freshman
  • 40 Ben Roth, Freshman
  • 43 Jacquese Steen, Sophomore
  • 44 Jarrod Jones, Junior
  • 45 Gavin Bassett, Freshman
  • 47 Jon Rhattigan, Freshman
  • 50 Bayle Wolf, Senior
  • 51 Joe Ryan, Sophomore
  • 53 Ryan Grady III, Sophomore
  • 54 Cole Christiansen, Sophomore
  • 55 Matt Sannella, Senior
  • 56 Kenneth Brinson, Junior
  • 57 Jacob Covington, Sophomore
  • 85 Josh Thomas, Freshman

Defensive Backs

  • 1 Marcus Hyatt, Junior
  • 2 James Gibson, Junior
  • 3 Taylor Vessel, Freshman
  • 4 Max Regan, Junior
  • 5 Ryan Velez, Sophomore
  • 6 Dean Ngendakuriyo, Freshman
  • 6 Ke'Shaun Wells, Freshman
  • 7 Jaylon McClinton, Sophomore
  • 8 Rhyan England, Senior
  • 9 Justin Thomas, Freshman
  • 10 Mike Reynolds, Junior
  • 14 Jalen Sharp, Junior
  • 16 Jordan Lane, Freshman
  • 17 Joe King V, Freshman
  • 20 Cameron Jones, Sophomore
  • 23 Elijah Riley, Sophomore
  • 25 Javhari Bourdeau, Freshman
  • 26 Richard Hanson, Sophomore
  • 27 Wallace Barrett, Freshman
  • 32 Zach Scott, Junior
  • 33 Alex Rowe II, Freshman
  • 33 Bryson Stephens, Freshman
  • 34 Rashaad Bolton, Sophomore
  • 34 Jack King, Sophomore
  • 36 Chris Skyers, Freshman

Kickers

  • 18 Blake Wilson, Senior
  • 21 Camden Bauman, Freshman
  • 31 John Abercrombie, Junior
  • 38 Nick Schrage, Junior
  • 95 Sean McNulty, Freshman
  • 96 Billy Mitchell, Freshman
  • 97 David Cooper, Sophomore
  • 98 Michael Leisle, Freshman
  • 99 Landon Salyers, Freshman

Punters

  • 17 Zach Potter, Sophomore
  • 34 J.D Mote, Junior

Long Snappers

  • 40 Paul Lawless, Freshman
  • 45 Caleb McKee, Freshman
  • 48 Kyle O'Connor, Freshman
  • 89 Scott Flanick, Junior

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Coaching staffEdit

Name Position
Jeff Monken Head Coach
Jay Bateman Defensive Coordinator/Assistant Head Coach
Brent Davis Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line
Josh Christian-Young Cornerbacks
Kevin Corless Inside Linebackers
Daryl Dixon Outside Linebackers
John Loose Safeties
Sean Saturnio Special Teams Coordinator
Todd Spencer Offensive Line
Mike Viti Fullbacks
Mitch Ware Quarterbacks
David Corley Jr. Wide Receivers
Tucker Waugh Running Backs
Chad Wilt Defensive Line
Pat Tresey Offensive Quality Control
Aairon Savage Defensive Quality Control
Brian Hess Head Football Strength and Conditioning Coach
Jansen Petagna Director of Player Personnel
Scott Swanson Director of Strength and Conditioning
Dan McCarthy Director of Football Operations
CPT Max Jenkins Director of Player Development
Reference:[2][3]

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 16:00 p.m.No. 22 (FCS) FordhamCBSSNW 64–622,333
September 912:00 p.m.Buffalo
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, NY
CBSSNW 21–1724,017
September 164:30 p.m.at No. 8 Ohio StateFOXL 7–38108,414
September 2312:00 p.m.at TulaneCBSSNL 17–2116,643
September 303:30 p.m.UTEP
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, NY
CBSSNW 35–2131,133
October 76:30 p.m.at RicebeINW 49–1221,766
October 1412:00 p.m.Eastern Michigan
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, NY
CBSSNW 28–2734,333
October 2112:00 p.m.Temple
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, NY
CBSSNW 31–28 OT34,876
November 43:30 p.m.at Air ForceCBSSNW 21–041,875
November 1112:00 p.m.Duke
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, NY
CBSSNW 21–1638,851
November 186:30 p.m.at North TexasbeINL 49–5226,392
December 93:00 p.m.vs. NavyCBSW 14–1368,625
December 233:30 p.m.vs. San Diego StateESPNW 42–3535,986

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Game summariesEdit

FordhamEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
4–1 2015 FOR, 37–35
Fordham Rams at Army Black Knights
1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 0 6 0 0

6

Black Knights 21 13 17 13

64

at Michie Stadium, West Point, New York

BuffaloEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
2–3 2016 BUFF, 23–20
Buffalo Bulls at Army Black Knights
1 2 3 4 Total
Bulls 3 14 0 0

17

Black Knights 7 0 0 14

21

at Michie Stadium, West Point, New York

at Ohio StateEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting
Army Black Knights at #8 Ohio State
1 2 3 4 Total
Black Knights 0 7 0 0

7

No. 8 Buckeyes 14 3 14 7

38

at Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio

at TulaneEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
9–10–1 2015 TULN, 34–31
Army Black Knights at Tulane Green Wave
1 2 3 4 Total
Black Knights 0 10 0 7

17

Green Wave 7 7 0 7

21

at Yulman Stadium, New Orleans, Louisiana

UTEPEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 2016 ARMY, 66–14
UTEP Miners at Army Black Knights
1 2 3 4 Total
Miners 7 7 0 7

21

Black Knights 0 14 14 7

35

at Michie Stadium, West Point, New York

at RiceEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
2–4–1 2016 ARMY, 31–14
Army Black Knights at Rice Owls
1 2 3 4 Total
Black Knights 21 14 7 7

49

Owls 0 0 6 6

12

at Rice Stadium, Houston, Texas

Eastern MichiganEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
6–1 2015 ARMY, 58–36
Eastern Michigan Eagles at Army Black Knights
1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 7 7 0 13

27

Black Knights 7 7 7 7

28

at Michie Stadium, West Point, New York

TempleEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
5–7 2016 ARMY, 28–13
Temple Owls at Army Black Knights
1 2 3 4 Total
Owls 0 14 0 14

28

Black Knights 7 7 0 14

31

at Michie Stadium, West Point, New York

at Air ForceEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
14–36–1 2016 AFA, 31–12
Army Black Knights at Air Force Falcons
1 2 3 4 Total
Black Knights 7 7 0 7

21

Falcons 0 0 0 0

0

at Falcon Stadium, Colorado Springs, Colorado

DukeEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
10–13–1 2016 DUKE, 13–6
Duke Blue Devils at Army Black Knights
1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Devils 3 7 0 6

16

Black Knights 7 14 0 0

21

at Michie Stadium, West Point, New York

at North TexasEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
5–1 2016 ARMY, 38–31
Army Black Knights at North Texas Mean Green
1 2 3 4 Total
Black Knights 7 13 8 21

49

Mean Green 14 14 7 17

52

at Apogee Stadium, Denton, Texas

vs. NavyEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
50–60–7 2016 ARMY, 21–17
Army Black Knights vs. Navy Midshipmen (118th Army-Navy Game)
1 2 3 4 Total
Black Knights 7 0 0 7

14

Midshipmen 3 7 3 0

13

at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

vs. San Diego State – Armed Forces Bowl Edit

Overall record Last meeting Result
0–2 2012 SDSU, 42–7
San Diego State Aztecs vs. Army Black Knights (2017 Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl)
1 2 3 4 Total
Aztecs 7 14 7 7

35

Black Knights 7 14 0 21

42

at Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, Texas

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