French, Snelson Named Navy Football Captains

February 11, 2012 | WNST Staff

Brye French and Bo Snelson Elected 2012 Football Team Captains

ANNAPOLIS, Md.- Navy head football coach Ken Niumatalolo announced Friday night at the annual Navy football banquet that linebacker Brye French (Deatsville, Ala.) and slot back Bo Snelson (Pasadena, Texas) have been elected team captains for the 2012 football season by their teammates.

“Being elected team captain at the Naval Academy is one of the greatest honors you can receive at an institution that produces great leaders,” said Niumatalolo.  “Brye and Bo will do a great job of leading this football team both on and off the field.  They work extremely hard and are both vocal leaders and will lead by actions on the field.”

French played in all 12 games last fall, starting nine at outside linebacker.  He finished sixth on the team with 55 tackles, six of which were behind the line of scrimmage. He made his first-career start at 10th-ranked South Carolina, where he recorded a career-high 13 tackles and a sack in Navy’s 24-21 loss.  He was named the ECAC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance.

Snelson has played in 36 of Navy’s 38 games over his first three years, including 35-straight games dating back to his freshman year.  Snelson, the hard-nosed Texan who is known more for his blocking, has rushed for 191 yards and a touchdown during his career, while catching four passes for 52 yards.  Snelson will team up with John Howell and Gee Gee Greene to give the Mids a talented group of senor slot backs.