Ricky Dobbs paused for a moment. The former Navy quarterback was trying to explain what it meant to play against rival Army during his time at the Annapolis school.
But he needed a few seconds to organize his thoughts.
“Its just special,” Dobbs finally said in a telephone call Wednesday. “It's hard to put into words, but we have so much respect for our military academy brothers. But we want to beat them bad, too. There's a ton of pride on the field when Navy plays Army.”
After Dobbs graduated in 2011, he never expected to compete in the historic rivalry again. But Saturday night in Philadelphia, he'll do just that.
As part of its military...