There are times when a fantasy seems to unfold before your eyes. Malcolm Perry experienced just that in a moment that rivals Santa coming to Rudolf to ask him to guide his sleigh tonight. Perry is a member of the Navy football team but low on the depth chart and recovering from an illness. However, when QB Tago Smith was injured and backup Will Worth not playing, the coach looked into the stands and saw Perry in his dress whites with his other midshipman.
Perry entered with the rest of the midshipmen to the traditional “Brigade of the Midshipmen.” The coach told Perry to suit up. He went into the game and ran seven times securing the 52-16 win over Fordham. This included a 90-yard drive in the fourth quarter ending in a field goal.
Even if Perry does not have a future in the NFL, that moment should last a lifetime.