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Ryan Cooper | | September 3, 2016

Navy freshman QB pulled from stands to play vs. Fordham

  Freshman Malcolm Perry went from fan to quarterback in the same afternoon.

In the middle of a busy opening college football Saturday, Navy might take the cake for the most bizarre story.

Freshman quarterback Malcolm Perry, the fourth-string quarterback for the Midshipmen, was not dressed prior to their opener against Fordham. But after starter Tago Smith went down with an injury, the Clarksville, Tennessee, native was pulled out of the Brigade and put onto the sideline.

But that was where the weird story was just beginning. After Navy opened up a very comfortable 49-13 lead late in the third quarter, Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo handed the keys to the offense to Perry, marking his collegiate debut.

Perry kept the offense humming, too, rushing four times for 28 yards on a 90-yard drive that resulted in a field goal.

The Navy Athletics account tweeted some fascinating details to give even more depth to this debut.

It might have been in the second half of a blowout over an FCS team, but Perry's debut still stands as one of the most memorable you will ever see simply because of the crazy events surrounding it. 

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