The longest string of consecutive starts by an Army quarterback in school history could end Saturday.
Junior signal-caller Trent Steelman has started every game since arriving at West Point in 2009. But Saturday’s start No. 32, in a 44-21 loss to Vanderbilt, ended early thanks to an ankle injury shortly before halftime.
Second on the team in rushing (behind sophomore Raymond Maples) and second to Kansas State’s Collin Klein in rushing touchdowns by a quarterback (Klein has 14, Steelman 11), the junior’s not atop the Army depth chart for Saturday’s home game against Fordham.
Steelman’s not even listed as a reserve. Both senior Max Jenkins and freshman Angel Santiago could see time: Jenkins has one touchdown pass in limited action this season, and Santiago scored a rushing TD during the third quarter of Saturday’s loss.
Steelman’s classified as “questionable” in Army’s weekly football notes. His absence could turn a home game against a 1-6 Fordham team into something other than a cakewalk.