Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds will cap off his football career by attending President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address on Tuesday, according to Navy Athletics.
The senior signal-caller will be a guest of Tennessee Congressman Jim Cooper:
I'm honored to have Keenan Reynolds as my State of the Union guest. https://t.co/bQxK3AobCD— Jim Cooper (@repjimcooper) January 11, 2016
Reynolds led the Midshipmen to a program-best 11 wins last season and set NCAA records for total points scored (530), career rushing touchdowns (88) and career rushing yards by a quarterback (4,559).
Reynolds, a four-year starter, led the Navy senior class to 36 wins, tying the program record set by the 1909 class but exceeding the incumbents with three bowl wins.
He finished fifth in the Heisman Trophy voting last season, which was the highest among Service Academy players since Roger Staubach claimed the sport’s most prestigious award at Navy in 1963.
Here is an impressive list of the players Reynolds finished ahead of in the Heisman race:
|Place||Player||School||Total Vote Points|
|8th||Ezekiel Elliott||Ohio State||57|
|9th||Connor Cook||Michigan State||13|
This won’t be Reynolds’ first encounter with Obama, as he and the Midshipmen have met with the president twice after winning the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy.
These prominent meet-and-greets are merely the norm for the star quarterback these days.