Keenan Reynolds Breaks Montee Ball's Record for Most Career Rushing Touchdowns

Adam WellsFeatured ColumnistNovember 14, 2015

Nov 7, 2015; Memphis, TN, USA; Navy Midshipmen quarterback Keenan Reynolds (19) carries the ball against the Memphis Tigers during the first half at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports
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Navy senior quarterback Keenan Reynolds became the FBS all-time rushing touchdown leader with his first-quarter score against SMU on Saturday. 

The AAC tweeted out a note of congratulations to Reynolds after his record-breaking 78th rushing TD:

CBS Sports Network provided a highlight of his four-yard touchdown run:

Reynolds added three more rushing TDs to give him four for the game, as Navy beat SMU 55-14. 

Reynolds entered Saturday's game tied with former Wisconsin running back Montee Ball for the FBS record. The four-year starter has racked up huge numbers throughout his career at Navy, entering play against SMU with 3,977 rushing yards to go along with all those rushing touchdowns.

Fittingly, Reynolds made history on senior day at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland. Earlier in the week, he spoke to Gene Wang of the Washington Post about his time as a football player for the Midshipmen. 

“It flew by,” Reynolds said. “I remember sitting as a freshman hearing Bo Snelson and Brandon Turner and all those guys kind of tearing up talking about their last home game, and here I am about to play my last official regular-season home game.”

The record is certainly a nice feather in Reynolds' cap, but he also has work to do. Navy entered play Saturday ranked 20th in the latest College Football Playoff standings, the best of any team outside the Power Five conferences (not including Notre Dame). 

The team has three games left in the regular season before the bowl game, so Reynolds will have ample opportunity to increase his rushing touchdown record before hanging up his cleats.