Jan. 23, 2013
Navy freshman quarterback Keenan Reynolds will be honored on Monday night at the annual Philadelphia Sportswriters Dinner at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cherry Hill, N.J. Reynolds will be honored for being named the Army-Navy Game Most Valuable Player.
Reynolds, who is the first freshman to be named the Most Valuable Player of the Army-Navy game, led the Mids on a seven-play, 80-yard scoring drive in the fourth quarter to give Navy a come-from-behind 17-13 victory. Reynolds' 49-yard pass to Brandon Turner set up his eight-yard touchdown run to give Navy not only the program's 11th-consecutve victory over the Black Knights, but also the Commander-In-Chief's Trophy for the eighth time in the last 10 years.
Reynolds, who was named the winner of the Rip Miller Award as the team's Most Valuable Player on Friday night at the team banquet, went 6-2 as a starting quarterback and led Navy to three fourth-quarter comebacks (Air Force, Army and Indiana). He finished his rookie season with 162 carries for 649 yards and 10 touchdowns and completing 61 of his 108 pass attempts (56.5 percent) for 898 yards with nine touchdowns and two interceptions.
Reynolds will join a star-studded dais that includes such Philadephia sports legends as Phillies second baseman Jimmy Rollins, former Phillies shortstop and manager Larry Bowa, college basketball coaching great Speedy Morris, basketball official and Naismith Hall of Famer Hank Nichols, WBC and WBA Super Lightweight Champion Danny Garcia, Los Angeles Angels centerfielder and American League Rookie of the Year Mike Trout, Phillies pitching ace Cole Hamels, Carli Lloyd of the 2012 U.S. Women's Olympic Gold Medal-winning soccer team, Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Todd Herremans, University of Delaware basketball star Elena Della Donne, Philadelphia 76ers great Bobby Jones and former Phillies pitcher Tommy Greene.