FAU backup QB Christian Milstead eager to face ex-teammates on Navy squad
By Marcus Nelson
BOCA RATON —
FAU junior defensive back Christian Milstead will see some familiar faces Saturday when the Owls travel to play Navy. Milstead, who signed with Navy out of high school, has been talking with some of his old teammates this week.
“I’m definitely excited and I’ve been talking with some of the guys up there that came in with me at Navy,” Milstead said. “They are already talking some noise, but just a little bit.”
Milstead signed with Navy out of Camden County (Ga.) High School, where he played quarterback and defensive back.
Like many incoming freshman at Navy, Milstead was assigned to the Naval Academy Prep School in Rhode Island where he played for one season before deciding to transfer.
“It just wasn’t a fit for me,” Milstead said. “I was nervous because it is different from most schools. When I got there it took me a long time to get adjusted to it. I just felt like it wasn’t the right fit for me as a player or as a person.”
Milstead is second on the depth chart as the Owls’ nickelback, but Navy doesn’t throw very often in its triple-option, so his best chance at playing time this week will be on special teams.
“It doesn’t matter if its defense or special teams, I’m just excited about it,” Milstead said.