Navy Brings Student Out of Stands to Play QB

OK, so he's technically on the team...
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 3, 2016 5:00 PM CDT
Malcolm Perry was brought out of the stands to play quarterback for Navy on Saturday.   (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)

(Newser) – When starter Tago Smith went out with an injury in the first half of Navy's game Saturday against Fordham, the team literally pulled a student out of the stands to play quarterback, USA Today reports. Granted that student, Malcolm Perry, is technically the team's fourth-string quarterback, but still. Perry was out of uniform (but in his Navy dress whites, according to CBS Sports) and in the stands because he was sick. But at halftime he found himself suiting up and joining the rest of the team. Despite being a backup to the backup, Perry actually saw some game time at the end of a 52-16 Navy blowout, leading the team on a 90-yard drive for a field goal. ESPN reports the freshman ran for 30 yards and didn't throw a pass while living out the fantasy of anyone who's ever attended a football game. (Read more college football stories.)

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