Army Graduates McNary, Mooney Meet On NFL Field

Josh McNary causes a fumble against Navy

Josh McNary causes a fumble against Navy

Nov. 29, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – When the Indianapolis Colts host the Tennessee Titans on Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium, it will not only be a key AFC South match-up, it will also feature a pair of Army record-setting football players.

Josh McNary, Army’s all-time sack leader and a 2011 West Point graduate, was added to the Colts’ active roster this week and will suit up as a linebacker.

Colin Mooney, Army’s single-season rushing leader and a 2009 West Point graduate, is a running back on the Titans.

Chances are very high that McNary and Mooney will be involved in many plays together during Sunday’s 1 p.m. contest on CBS.

McNary racked up 28 sacks playing defensive end for Army from 2007-10.

Mooney rushed for 1,339 yards as a fullback during his senior season and collected 1,361 yards from 2006-08.

Indianapolis enters the game atop the AFC South at 7-4 while the Titans are right behind at 5-6.

Mooney, listed at 5-10, 238 and wearing No. 42, joined the Titans as a free agent in 2012. He was released at the end of training camp but joined the practice squad before being elevated to the active roster.

He made his regular season debut against Houston on Dec. 2, 2012 and four weeks later rushed five times for 19 yards against Jacksonville.

Mooney has played in all 11 games for the Titans this season, with four starts. While he doesn’t have any rushing attempts, he has five receptions for 36 yards. He recorded a 22-yard reception against St. Louis and averages 7.2 yards per catch.

For his career, Mooney has played in 13 games with four starting assignments.

McNary, who served as team captain his final season when Army won the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl in 2010, was added to the active roster earlier this week.

He was originally signed by the Colts in April of 2013, waived and re-signed to the practice squad in September.

McNary, listed at 6-0, 251, will wear No. 57 for his regular season NFL debut.

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