Navy fullback Brad Stramanak, a powerful runner whose five touchdowns led the team last year, will miss the 1992 season because of reconstructive surgery on his right knee.
Stramanak, a junior, missed two games last fall because of his knee. He will undergo surgery next month. This is the second such setback for Stramanak, who had surgery on his other knee after the first game of his junior season at Westmont Hilltop High in Johnstown, Pa.
Stramanak, 5 feet 11, 234 pounds, finished third among Navy's rushing leaders, with 234 yards on 80 carries. He scored touchdowns in the first four games he started and had his best game against Notre Dame, rushing for 89 yards on 22 carries.
With Stramanak out, Duke Ingraham could be the starting fullback in September. With no medical redshirts allowed at Navy, Stramanak will have one year of eligibility left, should he return.