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

Best College Athletes: Diego Fagot

Navy linebacker Diego Fagot led the Naval Academy defense in tackles for three straight years from 2019-2021. The 6-foot-3, 240-pound inside linebacker is a savvy and instinctual defender with a relentless motor who plays the game with unmatched passion.

In addition to his team-high 94 tackles, Fagot had 11 for loss, a sack, a forced fumble, an interception and a fumble recovery returned for a touchdown. He earned first-team All-AAC honors for his work.

Fagot finished his career with 282 total tackles.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Navy Athletics

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Issue 272 December 2021 / January 2022


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