Reynolds on watch list for Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award

| August 13, 2015 | 1 Comment

Army-Navy-Game-2014-28Senior quarterback Keenan Reynolds is one of 30 players on the Watch List for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award.

Named after one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time and established in 1987, this prestigious award is presented annually at the end of each season to the nation’s top college quarterback based on character, citizenship, scholastic achievement, leadership qualities and athletic accomplishments.  Candidates must be a college senior or a fourth-year junior on schedule to graduate with their class.

Gunner Kiel of Cincinnati and Paxton Lynch of Memphis are the two other quarterbacks from the American Athletic Conference to make the list. 

Past winners of the award include: Peyton Manning, Carson Palmer, Eli Manning, Matt Ryan, Andrew Luck and Marcus Mariota. 

Reynolds enters the 2015 campaign with 64 career rushing touchdowns, which are the most in NCAA history by a quarterback and tied for the fourth most in NCAA history among all players.  He needs just 14 rushing touchdowns this fall to break the record of 77 set by Montee Ball of Wisconsin.

The 64 career touchdowns also ranks ninth all-time in NCAA history for total touchdowns.  Ball holds that record with 83.

Reynolds, who has led Navy to a 21-11 record as a starter in his three years including a 5-1 mark in Service Academy games, has scored three or more touchdowns in a game an NCAA-record 12 times in his career.  He has led Navy to six fourth-quarter or overtime game-winning drives in his career, which is tied with Braxton Miller of Ohio State for the most in the country among active players.

Reynolds has been responsible for a school-record 524 points over his career (64 rushing touchdowns, 23 passing touchdowns and one two-point conversion).

His 3,186 career rushing yards are the third most in school history and the 17th most in NCAA history by a quarterback. He has the first, fourth, fifth and sixth-most rushing yards by a quarterback in school history with a career high of 277 yards coming against Georgia Southern last year.  He and Chris McCoy are the only two players in school history to rush for more than 200 yards in a game twice in the same season in two different years.

Navy kicks off the 2015 campaign on Sept. 5 at 12 noon against Colgate.  Navy will also host East Carolina in the school’s first-ever American Athletic Conference Game (Sept. 19), Service Academy rival Air Force (Oct. 3), Tulane (Oct. 24), South Florida (Oct. 31) and SMU (Nov. 14) at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.  The 2015 Army-Navy Game Presented by USAA will be Dec. 12 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.

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