Army Duo Named To Preseason Watch Lists

Ryan Powis

Ryan Powis

May 22, 2013

WEST POINT, N.Y.  –  Army juniors Ryan Powis and Geoffery Bacon have been named to the preseason watch lists for the Rimington Trophy and the Lott IMPACT Trophy, respectively. The Rimington is awarded to the nation’s top center, while the Lott Trophy honors the nation’s top defensive player who has made an IMPACT (Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity) on and off the field.

Powis enters the 2013 season on top of the Black Knights’ depth chart. He has started 17 games in his first two seasons, anchoring the offensive line that blocked for the nation’s top rushing offense in 2011 and 2012. The Black Knights set an Academy record last season with 4,438 rushing yards and a 369.8 yards per game average. It is the second straight season that Powis has been a preseason candidate for the Rimington Trophy.

Geoffery Bacon

Bacon led the Black Knights with 136 tackles, the ninth best total in Academy history. A two-year starter at middle linebacker, Bacon moved to free safety during spring practice. He enters his junior season tied for 34th on the Army all-time tackles list with 196 total stops.

Army starts the 2013 season on Friday, Aug. 30 versus Morgan State. Kickoff at Michie Stadium is set for 7 p.m.

Season, single-game and group tickets are on sale now for all five of the 2013 home games.  Season ticket packages start as low as $105 for the "Spirit Zone" section located in the northwest and southwest corners of Michie Stadium.  A sideline season ticket is priced at $170, and West Point faculty and staff seats are $145.

In addition to a discount for purchasing 20-or-more tickets, Army also offers a sales representative for the seamless organization of group outings. With plenty of tailgating opportunities and a full day of events unlike any other sporting event in the country, a visit to West Point is about more than just the game. Contact your Army group sales representative at 845-446-2375 or odiamktg@usma.edu to book your day on the banks of the Hudson and experience the West Point tradition.

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