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Ricky Dobbs

School

United States Naval Academy

Position
Quarterback
Major
General Science

Classroom

Ricky Dobbs is on pace to graduate in the spring with a degree in general science at one of the toughest academic institutions in the country.  His class load in the fall semester includes Principles of Ship Performance, Control Systems Laboratory, Social Psychology, Analysis of Naval Tactics, Nearshore Oceanography and Naval Warfare.

Character

Dobbs is a team captain, which is one of the highest honors you can receive as an athlete at the Naval Academy as each team is filled with great leaders.  Dobbs is also as leader in Bancroft Hall, where all Midshipmen live, as he was voted Vice President of his class.  He plans on Service Selecting Surface Warfare.  His goal is to be President of the United States in 2040.

Community

Dobbs has done numerous community service projects both in Annapolis and in his hometown of Douglasville, Ga. He is active in his church, has helped at several youth football camps in the summer and received the key to the city in his hometown of Douglasville this past summer. Congressman David Scott of Georgia recognized him this summer for his efforts on and off the football field.

Competition

Despite playing six games with a broken knee cap, last year Dobbs became the 37th quarterback in NCAA history and third in program history to rush and pass for at least 1,000 yards in a season. He also etched his name into the NCAA record book as the single-season record holder for rushing touchdowns scored by a quarterback (27). That total was second only to Stanford running back Toby Gerhart, the Heisman runner-up, and Dobbs also ranked second in the nation with 12.46 points per game. Dobbs, who was an honorable mention College Football News All-American in 2009, has amassed a 17-6 (.739) career record as a starter.  He owns 12-career 100-yard rushing days, ranking as the second most by a quarterback in school history and has scored at least one rushing touchdown in 20 of his 22-career starts.  He has scored four or more rushing touchdowns on four different occasions during his career, including three times in 2009.  His 48-career touchdowns are a school record and are the fifth-most in NCAA history by a quarterback. He is third among all active players in rushing touchdowns. His 40 rushing touchdowns over the last two years is an NCAA record for a quarterback for rushing touchdowns in consecutive seasons.