ANNAPOLIS, Md.—Navy sophomore quarterback Keenan Reynolds has been named the Male Athlete of the Year by the Touchdown Club of Columbus, Ohio. Reynolds will be honored on Saturday, February 8 at the 59th annual Touchdown Club of Columbus Award. Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M won the award last year.
Reynolds has led Navy to a 7-4 record with games still remaining against Army on Dec. 14 and the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl on Dec. 30. He has rushed for 1,124 yards and 26 touchdowns on the year. He needs one more rushing touchdown to tie and two to break the NCAA record for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback set by Ricky Dobbs (Navy, 2007) and Collin Klein (Kansas State, 2011).
Reynolds is averaging 14.2 points per game, which leads the country for all players, and is responsible for 18.7 points per game (11th best in the country).
Reynolds has been responsible for a school record 204 points already this season (passing and rushing touchdowns) and his 36 career rushing touchdowns stands third on Navy's career list.
Reynolds has also been deadly threw the air, completing 63 of his 114 pass attempts for 1,028 yards with eight touchdowns and two interceptions. He is just the fourth quarterback in school history to rush and pass for more than 1,000 yards in a single season.
Reynolds ran for seven touchdowns in Navy's last game, a 59-52 triple overtime victory over San Jose State, which tied the NCAA record for most rushing touchdowns in a game against an FBS opponent.