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He is a military officer, he is an NCAA record holder, he was a Seahawk, and he is now a starting reciever on the XFL Seattle Dragons. Welcome back Keenan Reynolds who will be back again at CenturyLink in a Dragons jersey.
The former Cadet set the NCAA record for touchdowns in a year with 88 while playing for Navy. He also had the FBS record for rushing yards by a QB with 4,559 yards. And while the former All-American is still currently in the Navy as a Lieutenant Junior Grade, he will strap up the chin guard once again after a brief NFL career.
“I love Keenan,” said former Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin“ I thought Keenan was one of the most polished individuals I’ve ever met, which makes sense knowing he went to the Naval Academy and who he is. What stood out to me was how well-rounded a human being he was. He was very quiet when I first met him, but when I asked him a question, he always had a specific answer.”
In 2013, Reynolds scored 7 rushing touchdown, most in NCAA history, in one game. And by the end of the season, he carried the Cadets to a 9-4 season winning the Armed Forces Bowl against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders. He would follow that up with a 8-5 season and a Poinsettia Bowl win over San Diego State.
His storied career would end in 2015 where he would become the 1st Navy QB to go 4-0 against Army. The record breaking season (88 TDs) would be capped by a 5th place finish in the Heisman ranking an 11-2 record and a win over Pitt in the Military Bowl.