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Northwestern pays respect to Navy

Updated: August 23, 2010, 7:42 PM ET
By Scott Powers | ESPNChicago.com

GREAT LAKES, Ill. -- If command master chief Leon Walker was going to recruit a few of Northwestern's football players for the Navy, he'd likely stay away from the linemen.

"They'd need a little work," Walker said. "They like to eat. We can't eat that much in the Navy."

Walker was among a few hundred Navy personnel who observed Northwestern's morning practice at Naval Station Great Lakes on Monday, getting an opportunity to watch college football up close.

"This is an ...

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