Male Amateur Athlete of the Year
Year Honored: 2016
Naval Academy Quarterback Midshipman 1st Class Keenan Reynolds from Antioch, TN and Goodpasture High School has made quite a name for himself as a Midshipman. He finished his career with an NCAA Division I record of 88 career touchdowns and an NCAA FBS record 4,559 rushing yards by a quarterback.In his senior game against SMU, Reynolds broke the record for the most career rushing touchdowns in FBS history with 78. Later in the season in the Army Navy Game, Reynolds surpassed Adrian N. Peterson’s record for the most rushing touchdowns in NCAA Division I history with 85. He later broke the record for most career total touchdowns with 88 and most rushing yards by a quarterback with 4,559. Reynolds also holds other quarterback records including the most career rushing attempts and touchdowns, most rushing touchdowns and most rushing touchdowns in a game.
Reynolds finished fifth in the Heisman Trophy running, the highest by a service academy player since Navy quarterback Roger Staubach’s win in 1963. Reynolds helped contribute to the first Navy team to achieve 11 wins in a season, the first time in school history. At the end of their collegiate careers, Reynolds and his senior class picked up their 36th win, which tied the Midshipmen class of 1909.