December 6, 2022

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Meet the Mid: Sophomore Slot Back Amin Hassan

Name: Amin Hassan

Year: Sophomore

Position: A-Back  also known as Slot Back

Height: 5-7

Weight: 178 

Hometown: Richmond Heights, Fla.

High School: Gulliver Preparatory

Major: Quantitative Economics

What do you want to do after graduation and Why? I am undecided right now, both the Marine Corps and Navy are appealing to me. I like the tough mindset of the Marine Corps and I think the culture fits me, but I also know the Navy provides a lot of opportunities to show your leadership skills.

Why did you choose the Naval Academy? I chose Navy not only because it was my best opportunity for me to play FBS football, but also because it’s such a prestigious school and understanding that getting a degree from the Naval Academy is special. Going to the Naval Academy was the best place to set myself up for the future.

What would you tell somebody that is considering coming to Navy to play football? I would tell them that the bond we have at Navy, we call it The Brotherhood, is a bond that will never be broken. That bond will continue with you long after your playing career is over. Coming to Navy is an opportunity you can’t miss. We are brothers, we love each other, we have courage, we have toughness and we have trust.

If you could play another position, what position would you play and why? I would love to play defensive back or striker because in high school I played both positions. It was fun making tackles and intercepting passes.  I was pretty good at calling out what the offense was going to run. Don’t let my size fool you, I could play on defense.  

If you could choose an opponent for Navy to play that is currently not on the schedule, who would you choose and why? It would most definitely be the University of Miami! That’s my hometown team and I grew up watching them. Playing at Miami would be a blessing, because all of my family coud come to the game.

Hardest class at the Naval Academy and why?  Cyber Security, because there’s so much going on in the class and it is very confusing to me.

Favorite form of social media and why?  Instagram, Twitter and TikTok. They all are entertaining to me. 

 

Favorite person to follow on social media and why? Inky Johnson, because everything he posts is motivation and that keeps me going. 

 

If you could have dinner with any four people at the Naval Academy who would you choose and why? Anton Hall, Vincent Terrell, Maquel Haywood and Daniel Jones. They are all very funny and make me laugh.

 

Favorite sport to follow at the Naval Academy outside of football? Men’s Basketball

 

If you didn’t play football at Navy what sport would you play and why?  Baseball, because that was the other sport I played growing up,

What song is playing on your headphones in the locker room right before taking the field? Kodak Black ( Usain Boo)

What is your dream vacation?  Dubai

How many teams should make the FBS playoffs?  4 teams

What is the best thing about being an American Athletic Conference?  It is high level football.

 

Favorite Coach Niumatalolo quote:  Stay the course

One word to describe a Navy football player? Grit

Who will be the surprise player on offensive in 2022? Anton Hall 

Who will be the surprise player on defense in 2022? Mbiti Williams 

Who is the toughest player on Navy Football? Every single player. 

 

What player epitomizes Navy Football and why? Logan Point, because of his work ethic

 

Who will be the Most Valuable Player on offense in 2022 and why? Tai Lavatai, because he’s the quarterback and we feed off of him.

Who will be the Most Valuable Player on defense in 2022 and why? Jianni Woodson-Brooks, because he’s an animal and will be very disruptive on the field.

 

What are you most looking forward to in 2022? We need to get off to a better start, beat Air Force and Army and go to a bowl game.