The Washington Post is reporting that Navy safety De’Von Richardson was kicked out of the Naval Academy for academic reasons. The sophomore started the team’s last nine games after senior Emmett Merchant was injured. He made 55 tackles, and his lone interception of the year came against Notre Dame.
Losing Richardson is especially painful for Navy as it loses senior safety and team leader Wyatt Middleton to graduation.
Richardson’s best game came in Navy’s bowl loss to San Diego State, where he made a career-high seven tackles.