2015 Heisman Trophy voting results: pic.twitter.com/YrdPnEsHG8— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) December 13, 2015
Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds capped off a 21-17 victory over Army with a 5th place finish in the Heisman voting. The fact that a player from a service academy was able to finish in the top 5 ahead of guys like Fournette, Cook, and Elliott is incredible.
There was plenty of debate about whether or not Reynolds should have been in New York City, but regardless, it's time to celebrate a player who exemplified excellence with integrity in victory and defeat.
In case you haven't seen the records he has broken listed enough, I'm going to list them one more time for good measure:
- Most rushing touchdowns in NCAA Division 1 history (85)
- Most touchdowns scored in FBS history (85)
- 4,415 career rushing yards which is 3rd all-time for QB, needs 81 in Military Bowl to pass Denard Robinson for first all-time
- Most rushing touchdowns by a QB in a game (7), season (31), and career (85).
- Most games scoring 3 TDs or more (15)
- Most points in a career for a non-kicker (512)
- Most 100 yard rushing games by active QB (21, next closest has 9)
- Only Navy player ever with two 1,000 yard passing and 1,000 yard rushing seasons
- Most passing touchdowns in Navy history (30)
- 2nd in FBS this season behind only Derrick Henry with 21 rushing touchdowns
Oh, and he has led his team to a 10-2 record and a #21 ranking in the latest College Football Playoff rankings.
Reynolds has had quite the career, and he's done it all with professionalism and humility. We all get one more chance to watch one of the greatest players in college football history on Dec. 28 in the Military Bowl, but for now, let's just celebrate what has to be considered a win for the Underdogs.