Keenan Reynolds, QB, Navy
The release of the Football Writers Association of America’s 75th Anniversary All-America team reminded the nation of a time when Navy’s quarterback hoisted the Heisman.
Roger Staubach won this most coveted of college football awards in 1963 and joined Tim Tebow and Tommie Frazier as the FWAA’s quarterback honorees.
Staubach is the last Midshipman to win the Heisman. But, if anyone was ever going to join him, it’s the current quarterback rewriting Navy record books.
Keenan Reynolds holds the FBS records for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback in a single game (7) and career (64). He’ll almost assuredly bypass Montee Ball for the most rushing touchdowns of any FBS player; the current mark is 77.
“It’s something that’s there, and it’s a goal but it’s not necessarily something I worry about,” Reynolds told Sporting News‘ Bill Bender.
The goal for Reynolds and Navy is, instead, winning the program’s first-ever conference championship. The Mids join the American Athletic Conference this year, marking the program’s first foray into league membership.
Should the Mids win the American, Reynolds will be out in front. And if Navy lands the Group of Five New Year’s Six bowl bid, the quarterback’s Heisman credentials will be too much to ignore.