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Courtney Martinez | NCAA.com | September 7, 2016

Navy co-captains switch number to honor Tago Smith

  Tago Smith's teammates are making sure his jersey sees the field after his season ended in injury.

The Navy football program announced Wednesday that co-captains Daniel Gonzales and Toneo Gulley will switch their jersey numbers to No. 2 for the rest of the season in honor of Tago Smith.

Smith's season ended in the second quarter against Fordham on Saturday when the senior quarterback suffered an ACL injury in his right knee.

The quarterback, who backed up Keenan Reynolds for the past three years, executed Navy's triple-offense perfectly until his injury on a 22-yard run with 14 minutes left in the half. He finished the game with 97 rushing yards, 45 passing yards and two touchdowns.

It's touching to see Gonzales and Gulley come up with a fitting gesture to honor Smith by making sure at least his number will be on the field. Navy always stresses the importance of brotherhood and this is just another example of the Midshipmen showing that.

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