Cade Ballard, Markel Johnson, Leo Lowin and Quinn Maretzki fielded questions from the media after Army’s comeback 20-17 double-overtime over Navy.
About of half dozen more players could have been picked to represent Army at the press conference.
Freshman Noah Short’s punt block was recovered by freshman Jabril Williams for a touchdown late in the first half.
Sophomore linebacker Kalvyn Crummie produced another turning point of the game, forcing a fumble at the goal line in the second overtime that nose tackle Darius Richardson came out of pile with.
Captains Connor Bishop and Marquel Broughton steered Army from a 1-4 start to 6-6 finish, winning their final college game in dramatic fashion.
The first overtime game in Army-Navy’s 123-year history was a redemption story for Maretzki as his 39-yard field goal sent Lincoln Financial Field into a frenzy for Army players, cadets, families and fans. Maretzki, who missed a game-winner at Troy last month, also connected on a 37-yard field goal to force overtime.
Lowin, who made a career-high 16 tackles, was named the game’s most valuable player.
Johnson scored Army’s only offensive touchdown with a 25-yard run on the first play of overtime.
Ballard, making his debut with Army’s first team, improved to 3-0 as a starter in his final game.