What's buzzing:

Dr. Saturday

Navy player’s unique name lands on ‘Jeopardy’

Graham Watson
Dr. Saturday

View gallery

.

(Navy Athletics)

When your name is Wave Ryder, you're bound to get a little bit of attention.

When your name is Wave Ryder and you play for the Naval Academy, that gets you on "Jeopardy."

During Wednesday's evening's episode of "Jeopardy," Alex Trebek answered:

"Perhaps the most appropriate name ever: Wave Ryder of this service academy."

View gallery

.

Navy football officials happened to be watching the broadcast, took a picture of the screen and captured one of the coolest moments of Ryder's young life.

Ryder, a junior safety from Kaneohe, Hawai'i, has 32 tackles this season and is a key contributor for the Midshipmen on special teams.

He's also now a television superstar.

- - -
H/T to Navy SID Scott Strasemeier

Got a tip for Dr. Saturday? Email us at dr.saturday@ymail.com. You can also connect with us via Twitter @YahooDrSaturday and be sure to "Like" Dr. Saturday on Facebook for football conversations and stuff you won't see on the blog.

More sports news from the Yahoo! Sports Minute:

Other popular content on the Yahoo! network:
USC ball deflation scandal the latest controversy for Lane Kiffin
Dallas Mavericks Dancers' skimpy new outfits raise eyebrows
Y! Autos: How woman survived brutal Formula One crash

View Comments (334)
  • Australia all-rounder Faulkner named man-of-the-match

    Australia all-rounder Faulkner named man-of-the-match

    Fast-bowling all-rounder James Faulkner was named man-of-the-match for his devastating spell which helped set up a seven-wicket victory for Australia in the Cricket World Cup final against New Zealand at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. The … More »

    Reuters - 4 minutes 31 seconds ago
  • Ruthless Australia resume world domination

    Ruthless Australia resume world domination

    By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) - As Steven Smith pulled the winning boundary to crush a New Zealand fairytale and clinch a fifth World Cup for Australia on Sunday, Michael Clarke's side celebrated a glorious end to a journey marked by a period … More »

    Reuters - 16 minutes ago
  • Ferrari's Vettel storms to Malaysia win

    Ferrari's Vettel storms to Malaysia win

    By John O'Brien SEPANG, Malaysia (Reuters) - Sebastian Vettel showed again that form is temporary and class permanent when the four-times world champion put in a faultless display to record his first victory for Ferrari at the Malaysian Grand Prix … More »

    Reuters - 17 minutes ago
  • Malaysia signs F1 contract extension to 2018

    Malaysia signs F1 contract extension to 2018

    SEPANG, Malaysia (Reuters) - The Malaysian Grand Prix will stay on the Formula One calendar until 2018 after organisers signed a three-year contract extension on Sunday. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak's office said in a statement the extension … More »

    Reuters - 18 minutes ago
  • New Zealand's ride of a lifetime ends in defeat

    New Zealand's ride of a lifetime ends in defeat

    By Nick Mulvenney MELBOURNE (Reuters) - The 2015 World Cup was, skipper Brendon McCullum said, the ride of a lifetime for New Zealand and even if Australia brought it to a shuddering halt in Sunday's final, their brilliant campaign will not quickly … More »

    Reuters - 19 minutes ago