June 28, 2022

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Meet the Mid: Sophomore Quarterback Zachary Branam


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Name:  Zachary Branam

Year: Sophomore

Position: QB

Height: 6-0

Weight: 200

Hometown: Cincinnati

High School: La Salle

Major: Aerospace Engineering

What do you want to do after graduation and why?  I would like to go Naval Aviation because of the tight-knit community and the amazing things you are able to do and see.

Why did you choose Navy?  I chose Navy because I wanted to continue the history of serving the country that is present in my family.

What would you tell somebody that is considering coming to Navy to play football?  You would be joining the closest team in the country. Expect to be brought in and loved by the team upon arrival. Get ready to work and compete!

If you could play another position, what position would you play and why? I would play wide receiver because of the technicality of the position. Also, I love how Navy football allows the WRs to be physical when blocking but also skillful when catching the ball in space.

If you could choose any opponent for Navy to play that is currently not on the schedule, who would you choose and why?  I would choose Michigan State because my brother-in-law is a coach up there.

 Favorite class at the Naval Academy and why?  My favorite class I have taken thus far is Calculus III mostly because I enjoy math and the teacher was great.

 Hardest class at the Naval Academy and why?  The hardest class is English. I am not the best writer.

Favorite teacher at the Naval Academy and why? My favorite teacher at the Naval Academy is Professor Messenger. He always related the material to real world applications and taught in a way that was easy to understand.

Favorite form of social media and why?  My favorite form of social media is Instagram because it allows you to share your favorite moments in life with friends and family.

Favorite person to follow on social media and why?  My favorite person to follow on social media is Dwayne Johnson. I like seeing his workout content and I love his movies.

If you could have dinner with any 4 people at the Naval Academy who would you choose and why?:  Coach Niumatalolo, Coach Jasper, Coach Volker and Admiral Buck. I think they are all intelligent and great men.

 Favorite sport to follow at the Naval Academy outside of football and why? Basketball- I know some players on the team and played basketball in high school.

 

 If you didn’t play football at Navy, what sport would you play and why? I would play basketball. I enjoy the game and used to play it in high school.

 What song is playing on your headphones in the locker room right before taking the field? Dreams and Nightmares by Meek Mill.

 

 What is your dream vacation?  Rome

 How many teams should make the FBS Playoffs?  8

 What is the best thing about being in the American Athletic Conference? The high level competition. We have some great teams in this conference.

 Favorite Coach Niumatalolo quote: “Get ready to go to work”

  

 One word to describe a Navy Football player: Tough

 Who will be the surprise player on offense in 2022 and why?  Logan Point-A great leader and tough runner.

Who will be the surprise player on defense in 2022 and why? Mbiti Williams- Very athletic and disciplined at corner

Who is the toughest player on the Navy football team and why? Kip Frankland– Fights through adversity and never gives up.

 What player epitomizes Navy Football and why?  Bijan Nicholas- Leader by example and is always doing the right thing.

Who will be the Most Valuable Player on offense in 2022 and why? Tai Lavatai– Leader of the offense and will touch the ball every play.

 Who will be the Most Valuable Player on defense in 2022 and why?  John Marshall– Experienced and highly skillful defensive player that will lead the defense to a great season.

What are you most looking forward to in 2022 ? Beating Army!