Navy senior quarterback Keenan Reynolds played in his final collegiate game Monday, a 44-28 win over the Pittsburgh Panthers in the Military Bowl. Though Reynolds has yet to begin his active duty – a requirement for all students and student-athletes who attend US military academies – Reynolds will start his military career as a highly decorated Midshipman.
With the three touchdowns he scored in the Military Bowl win Reynolds broke the all-time FBS rushing record with 88 touchdowns, while also raising the career rushing yardage mark by a quarterback (4,559). The Military Bowl win also gave Navy its first 11-win season in the program’s 135-year history. Coming into the season, Reynolds had scored three or more rushing touchdowns in 12 games; another NCAA record. Reynolds leaves Navy holding the service academy’s record for most points in a season and rushing yards in a game (277 vs Georgia Southern in 2014). This season Reynolds finished fifth in Heisman voting, the highest finish for a Naval Academy player since Roger Staubach won the award in 1963.