Ranger Jerseys: Fordham

Army’s first team defense wasn’t wearing its usual practice jerseys Tuesday.

All 11 players were donning Ranger jerseys for their effort in a 64-6 season-opening win against Fordham Friday.

One of the criteria for earning a Ranger jersey is being a part of winning defensive unit that allows seven points or less. Check.

In all, 36 players received Ranger jerseys this week for their efforts in the Fordham game.

“We really try to do it the way coach (Jim) Young would have wanted us to do it,” Army coach Jeff Monken said. “There’s some criteria that he put together and we didn’t change that.”

Young, a Hall of Fame coach who spent eight seasons (1983-90) on the Army sidelines, turned the Ranger jerseys into a tradition.

Army players receive Ranger jerseys for being on an offense that scores 30 or more points in an Army win.

Players are also judged on how hard they practice, attention in the meeting rooms and practice field, staying after practice and making plays in games.

Here’s a list of the players wearing Ranger jerseys during practice:
Offense: wide receiver Jermaine Adams, slotback Jordan Asberry; lineman Josh Boylan; fullback Andy Davidson; guard Jaxson Deaton; wide receiver Cam Harrison; center Bryce Holland; guard Mike Houghton; quarterback Luke Langdon; guard Ethan Palelei; tight end Quinten Parker; tackle Brett Toth; slotback John Trainor; fullback Darnell Woolfolk.

Defense: linebacker Alex Aukerman; linebacker Kenneth Brinson; linebacker Cole Christiansen; safety Rhyan England; safety James Gibson; linebacker Ryan Grady; cornerback Cam Jones; safety Jaylon McClinton; nose tackle Andrew McLean; linebacker James Nachtigal; lineman Prince Oyetuga; linebacker Ryan Parker; linebacker Chandler Ramirez; cornerback Mike Reynolds; cornerback Jalen Sharp; safety Justin Thomas; defensive end John Voit; linebacker Scott Washle; linebacker Bayle Wolf; lineman Ray Wright.

Special teams: kickoff specialist Nick Schrage; kicker Blake Wilson.

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