Navy Football

Navy Quarterback Rafi Montalvo in Medically Induced Coma After Car Accident

October 12, 2012; Mount Pleasant, MI, USA; Navy Midshipmen after a game at Kelly/Shorts Stadium against the Central Michigan Chippewas. Navy won 31-13  Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-US PRESSWIRE
Patrick ClarkeCorrespondent INovember 26, 2012

Navy quarterback Ralph Montalvo is in a medically induced coma following a single-car accident in Miami on Thanksgiving night last week, according to a report by the Capital Gazette's Bill Wagner.

This according to Wagner:

Navy athletics spokesman Scott Strasemeier confirmed that Montalvo was seriously injured and was currently in a medically-induced coma designed to hasten the healing process. Strasemeier had no further details about the accident or Montalvo’s condition.

According to Wagner, details regarding the accident have yet to be released, but alcohol was not believed to be a factor.


Montalvo, a freshman this season, is a third-string quarterback for the Midshipmen but played primarily on the scout team this season. He graduated from La Salle High School in 2011 and attended the Naval Academy Prep School last academic year. Montalvo earned letters in high school for football, track and field and lacrosse.

Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo flew to Miami this past weekend to check up on Montalvo and his family, according to Navy athletics spokesman Scott Strasemeier via Wagner. Several of Montalvo's Navy teammates who live in Florida have also come to visit him at Kendall Regional Medical Center, where he is currently located.

According to Wagner, Montalvo was set to dress for the Midshipmen for this December's Army-Navy game in Philadelphia before being injured last week.

Keep it right here for more on Ralph Montalvo's status as it becomes available.


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