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Army Black Knights
USMA-BlackKnights-Logo.svg ArmyBlackKnights.png
First season 1890
Athletic director Kevin Anderson
Head coach Rich Ellerson
1 year, 2–1  (.667)
Home stadium Michie Stadium
Stadium capacity 40,000[1]
Stadium surface AstroPlay
Location West Point, NY
Conference Independent
All-time record 636–449–51 (.582)
Postseason bowl record 2–2–0
Claimed national titles 3 (1914, 1944, 1945)[2]
Heisman winners 3
Consensus All-Americans 37
Colors Black and Gold              
Fight song On Brave Old Army Team
Mascot Black Knight
Marching band United States Military Academy Band and United States Corps of Cadets Spirit Band
Rivals Air Force Falcons
Navy Midshipmen
Website GoArmySports.com

The Army Black Knights football program represents the United States Military Academy. Army was recognized as the national champions in 1914, 1944, and 1945.

General of the Army George C. Marshall Chief of Staff during World War II said, "I want an officer for a secret and dangerous mission. I want a West Point football player."

General of the Army Douglas MacArthur wrote, "Upon the fields of friendly strife are sown the seeds that upon other fields, on other days, will bear the fruits of victory."

President of the United States and General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower and General of the Army Omar Bradley were on the 1912 Army football team.

Three players from Army have won the Heisman Trophy: Doc Blanchard (1945), Glenn Davis (1946), and Pete Dawkins (1958).

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Army – Navy Game

The annual contest between the Black Knights of Army and the Midshipmen of the Naval Academy at Annapolis (Navy) is among the most storied rivalries in all of college sports.

Bowl game appearances and results

Year and bowl Winning team Losing team
1984 Cherry Bowl Army 10 Michigan State 6
1985 Peach Bowl Army 31 Illinois 29
1988 Sun Bowl Alabama 29 Army 28
1996 Independence Bowl Auburn 32 Army 29

College Football Hall of Famers

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Players

Coaches

COACH
YEARS
#YEARS
GAMES
WON
LOST
TIED
PCT.

Dennis M. Michie

1890-1892

2

6

3
2
1
.583

Dr. Harry Williams

189

1

6

4
1
1
.750

Laurence T. Bliss

1893

1

9

4
5
0
.444

Harmon S. Graves

1894-1895

2

12

8
4
0
.667

George P. Dyer

1896

1

6

3
2
1
.583

Herman J. Koehler

1897-1900

4

34

20
11
3
.632

Leon B. Kromer

1901

1

8

5
1
2
.750

Dennis E. Nolan

1902

1

8

6
1
1
.812

Edward L. King

1903

1

9

6
2
1
.722

Robert E. Boyers

1904-1905

2

18

11
6
1
.639

Henry C. Smither

1906-1907

2

10

7
2
1
.750

Ernest Graves

1906-1912

2

16

7
8
1
.469

Harry M. Nelly

1908-1910

3

22

15
5
2
.727

Joseph W. Beacham

1911

1

8

6
1
1
.812

Charles D. Daly

1913-1922

8

74

58
13
3
.804

Geoffrey Keyes

1917

1

8

7
1
0
.875

Hugh Mitchell

1918

1

1

1
0
0
1.000

John J. McEwan

1923-1925

3

26

18
5
3
.750

Lawrence M. "Biff" Jones

1926-1929

4

40

30
8
2
.775

Ralph I. Sasse

1930-1932

3

32

25
5
2
.812

Garrison H. "Gar" Davidson

1933-1937

5

47

35
11
1
.755

William H. Wood

1938-1940

3

28

12
13
3
.482

Earl H. "Red" Blaik

1941-1958

18

164

121
33
10
.768

Dale S. Hall

1959-1961

3

29

16
11
2
.586

Paul Dietzel

1962-1965

4

40

21
18
1
.537

Tom Cahill

1966-1973

8

81

40
39
2
.506

Homer Smith

1974-1978

5

55

21
33
1
.391

Louis H. "Lou" Saban

1979

1

11

2
8
1
.227

Ed Cavanaugh

1980-1982

3

33

10
21
2
.333

Jim Young

1983-1990

8

91

51
39
1
.566

Bob Sutton

1991-1999

9

100

44
55
1
.445

Todd Berry

2000-2003

4

41

5
36
0
.122

John Mumford

2003

1

6

0
6
0
.000

Bobby Ross

2004-2006

3

34

9
25
0
.265

Stan Brock

2006-2008

2

24

6
18
0
.250

Rich Ellerson

Present

1

6

3
3
0
.500
Total (36 coaches)
120
1136
636
449
51
.560

Individual award winners

Doc Blanchard - 1945
Glenn Davis - 1946
Pete Dawkins - 1958
Heisman Runner-Up (2nd place in voting)
Charles Meyer - 1935
Glenn Davis - 1944 and 1945
Glenn Davis - 1944
Doc Blanchard - 1945
Pete Dawkins - 1958
Joe Steffy - 1947
  • Academic All- American
Anthony Noto - 1990
Mike McElrath - 1991

References

Bibliography

  • Anderson, Lars (2007). Carlisle vs. Army: Jim Thorpe, Dwight Eisenhower, Pop Warner, and the Forgotten Story of Football's Greatest Battle. Random House. ISBN 978-1400066001.  

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