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Keenan Reynolds to Attend President Obama's State of the Union Address

Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds walks on the field after the Military Bowl NCAA college football game against Pittsburgh, Monday, Dec. 28, 2015, in Annapolis, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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Daniel KramerFeatured ColumnistJanuary 11, 2016

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:

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:

2015 Heisman Trophy Voting
PlacePlayerSchoolTotal Vote Points
5thKeenan ReynoldsNavy180
6thLeonard FournetteLSU110
7thDalvin CookFSU79
8thEzekiel ElliottOhio State57
9thConnor CookMichigan State13
10thTrevone BoykinTCU13

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.

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