A quick, athletic player who emerged as one of the top defensive linemen in the ACC his final two seasons ... has good hands and plays with good leverage ... a converted fullback who has a good motor ... can play end or tackle ... started at end his first three seasons and most of his senior year at tackle ... a durable player who did not miss a game in his career ... started 48 of his 50 career games along the defensive line ... notched 25.5 career tackles for loss, which ranks 12th in school history ... invited to the 2009 Texas vs. The Nation game, but did not participate.
As a Senior (2008): An honorable mention All-ACC choice by AP/ACSMA ... started the first nine games at DT and the last four at DE ... ranked tied for fourth on the team with a career-high 70 tackles ... ranked 35th in the ACC (tops among defensive linemen) in tackles (5.4 pg) ... ranked tied for third on the team in sacks (2.5), third in PBUs (7.5) and tied for fourth in PBUs (three) ... recorded six tackles in the season-opening win over Delaware (8/30) ... notched a PBU vs. MTSU (9/6) ... registered five tackles vs. Cal (9/13) ... accounted for his first half-sack of the season and had a season-high eight tackles against Eastern Michigan (9/20) ... tallied four tackles at Clemson (9/27) ... contributed five tackles, two PBUs and one sack vs. Wake Forest (10/18) ... had perhaps his best game of the season vs. NC State (10/25), tallying six tackles, 2.5 TFLs, one forced fumble and a crucial sack during the fourth quarter that forced the Wolfpack to punt rather than attempt a long field goal ... had six stops vs. Virginia Tech (11/6) ... added four tackles vs. North Carolina (11/15) ... started at DE for the first time on the season vs. the Tar Heels ... posted six stops vs. Florida State (11/22) ... added five tackles at Boston College (11/29) ... recorded seven stops, including a career-high 3.5 TFLs, vs. Nevada in the Humanitarian Bowl (12/30).
As a Junior (2007): An All-ACC nominee ... started all 13 games at defensive end ... tied for second on the team in sacks (5.5) and tied for third in forced fumbles (two) ... earned the James M. Tatum Award as the team's top defensive lineman ... (vs. Villanova) ... recorded one sack for two yards ... part of a defensive effort that allowed only 11 yards rushing for the game, and 28 total yards in the second half ... (vs. FIU) ... made three tackles ... part of a defensive effort that limitied FIU to 81 yards passing and 82 yards rushing ... (vs. WVU) ... had four stops ... (vs. WF) ... recorded a tackle ... (vs. Rutgers) ... sacked Mike Teel on fourth down and forced a fumble, when Rutgers was down by three points late in the fourth quarter ... play set up Lance Ball's second touchdown run on the very next snap ... (vs. UVA) ... made seven tackles, including one sack for a loss of eight yards ... (vs. Clemson) ... recorded a career-high nine tackles ... (vs. UNC) ... had one tackle ... (vs. BC) ... made four tackles including 1.5 sacks ... also forced a fumble ... (vs. FSU) ... had one tackle ... (vs. NCSU) ... recorded four tackles and assisted on for a loss ... helped limit the Wolfpack to 10 rushing yards ... (vs. OSU, Emerald Bowl) ... posted six tackles, including a career-best five solo stops ... missed quite a bit of spring ball with a knee injury, but was healthy for fall camp.
As a Sophomore (2006): Played in all 13 games at defensive end, starting 12 ... ranked tied for first on the team in sacks with 3.5 ... his 9.5 tackles for loss were second on the squad ... tied for eighth in tackes (47) ... (vs. WVU) ... posted four tackles, including one for a 1-yard loss ... (vs. FIU) ... notched four tackles, two solo ... had 1.5 TFLs for a total of seven yards ... (vs. GT) ... recorded five tackles, one solo ... (vs. UVA) ... had two tackles, one solo ... the solo tackle came on a sack for a 4-yard loss, his first career sack ... (vs. NCSU) ... recorded one tackle ... (vs. FSU) ... proved to be the hero of the game, blocking a potential game-tying FG attempt with 49 seconds remaining which sealed the victory ... recorded five tackles (three solo), including 2.5 TFL for a total of 12 yards, including a eight yard sack ... made two plays on defense which led to Terp touchdowns, forcing a fumble in the first quarter and also stopping a runner on fourth down in the third quarter ... earned ACC Co-Defensive Lineman of the Week (Oct. 28) for his efforts ... (vs. Clemson) ... notched a season-high seven tackles (four solo), including one TFL ... (vs. Miami) ... recorded five tackles, including one TFL and a half-sack ... (vs. BC) ... notched six tackles (four solo), a TFL and a pass breakup ... (vs. WF) ... recorded three tackles (one solo) ... (vs. PU, Champs Sports Bowl) ... registered three tackles (all solo), including one TFL.
As a Freshman (2005): Played in all 11 games at defensive end, starting 10 ... posted 25 tackles (2.5 for a loss) with one pass breakup ... (vs. Navy) ... finished with two tackles in his first career start ... (vs. WVU) ... registered a season-high five tackles ... (vs. VT) ... recorded the first TFL of his career, wrapping up RB Mike Imoh behind the line in the first quarter ... (at FSU) ... had one of the finest games of his freshman campaign ... finished with three tackles, including two for losses ... tackled TB Lorenzo Booker for a 5-yard loss in the first quarter ... (at UNC) ... in on a season-high tying five tackles ... became the first true freshman to start a season-opener in the Ralph Friedgen era ... switched from fullback - where he worked in the spring - to defensive end during fall camp ... enrolled in school in January and participated in spring practice.
At Joppatowne High School: A three-year starter at both fullback and defensive end each of his last three years ... a very productive player who posted nearly 300 tackles in his final two seasons ... had 145 tackles (110 solo), 11 sacks and four fumble recoveries to go along with 15 receptions for 290 yards and three TDs his senior year ... posted 14 tackles in the state championship game ... had 152 tackles, 11 sacks and six fumble recoveries as a junior ... a consensus first team all-state pick as a junior and senior ... first team All-Met (Baltimore Sun) both years as well ... named Harford County defensive player of the year as a senior and Baltimore Sun Athlete of the Year as a junior ... a SuperPrep All-American and that publication's No. 2 fullback in the nation ... an All-Atlantic region choice by PrepStar ... selected as a National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete, an award his father also earned in 1981 ... team was 1A state runners-up his senior season after going from 4-5 to 8-5 en route to a state championship his junior year ... a state champion wrestler as a junior who went 88-2 in his prep career, closing with 71-straight wins before enrolling at Maryland ... also recruited by Penn State, Boston College and Virginia ... coached by Bill Waibel.
Personal: Born March 16, 1987 ... parents are George and Sherri Navarre ... father also played football and wrestled at Joppatowne and was the school's first-ever state wrestling champ ... graduated in Dec. 2008 with a degree in kinesiology.
Navarre's Career Statistics
Defense G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sacks FC FR PBU Int. 2005 11-10 7 18 25 2.5-9 0.0-0 0 0 1 0-0 2006 13-12 17 30 47 9.5-33 3.5-17 1 0 1 0-0 2007 13-13 17 24 41 6.0-36 5.5-35 2 0 0 0-0 2008 13-13 32 38 70 7.5-22 2.5-13 1 0 3 0-0 Career 50-48 73 110 183 25.5-100 11.5-65 4 0 5 0-0