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2021 marks PressBox’s fifth annual Best Of edition celebrating the top people, performances and moments of the year.

Best Final Act

Diego Fagot’s final moments in a Navy football uniform were nothing short of spectacular.

Early in the fourth quarter of December’s Army-Navy Game, a miscommunication led to a would-be punt snap going directly to the senior linebacker, who was the upback. Fagot did well enough just to snag the unexpected snap but then managed to fight through a would-be tackle in the backfield and pick up a first down. The Midshipmen would end up taking nine minutes off the clock on the drive before adding a field goal.

Fagot also was in on the tackle on Army’s final offensive play, as the Mids stopped Christian Anderson short on fourth-and-3 to seal the 17-13 victory.

Photo Credit: Phil Hoffmann/Navy Athletics

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Issue 272 December 2021 / January 2022


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