There will be two team captains on the field for Army when the Black Knights take on Fordham this Saturday at home, senior running back Matt Giachinta and junior linebacker Jeremy Timpf.
Timpf will be the Black Knight’s first junior captain in six seasons. A graduate of Sabino (2012), Timpf led Army in tackles (117) as a sophomore and earned three national honors for his efforts.
He was named the Football Bowl Subdivision Independent Player of the Week twice and he also earned the College Sports Madness Independent Defensive Player of the Week award.
Army head coach Jeff Monken told Sal Interdonato of the Times Herald-Record, “I think both of those guys will be outstanding representatives for our football team. They are both really good football players but more than that, they are very unselfish and they are about our team.”
Timpf has earned several preseason honors this summer including, a spot on the Phil Steele All-Independent 1st Team, the Chuck Bednarik Award watch list, the Lott IMPACT Trophy watch list and the Bronko Nagurski Trophy watch list.
“I believe our team takes after our captains, Jeremy Timpf and Matt Giachinta,” Junior linebacker Andrew King said in a news release.
“These men have shown us day in and day out how positive leadership can change the culture of a team. Their example of hard work and determination are the seeds to a successful program and a winning culture. I can speak for our team when I say that we will follow them anywhere.”
Cienega brothers Edgar Poe (Jr.) and Christian Poe (Fr.) are also on the team.
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