Photos from Army football practice on Friday, Aug. 5, 2011.
About Mackey: One of most experienced players in young Army front four ... finished spring drills on top of depth chart despite being hampered by injury.
2010: Appeared in seven games ... made first career start against Air Force ... Eastern Michigan was first career appearance ... drew reserve role against Duke, Tulane, VMI, Notre Dame and SMU ... finished with nine tackles and forced one fumble ... posted career-highs in tackles (seven), primary tackles (five) and assisted tackles (two) against Air Force ... registered half of a tackle for loss against the Falcons ... collected one assisted tackle against Duke for first career tackle.
2009: Did not appear in a varsity contest.
High School: All-region performer at Brookwood High in Snellville, Ga. ... played for head coach Mark Crews ... two-way standout ... excelled on both offensive and defensive line ... two-time all-county selection at offensive tackle position ... two-time letterwinner ... two-year starter ... helped squad to pair of Region 8 AAAAA championships ... earned two varsity letters in track and field ... specialized in shot put event ... helped squad to regional title in that sport as well ... finished third in shot put event in Region 8 AAAAA state championship meet.
Personal: Born Sept. 19, 1989 ... given name is Armann Julius Mackey ... parents' names are Myrna and Wendell Mackey ... enjoys fishing in spare time ... brother, Jarrett, currently a teammate on Army squad ... high school teammate of current Army teammate Josh Jackson .. all three attended USMA Prep School together and have been football teammates since sixth grade ... majoring in Management.