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Reynolds And Peterson Named First-Team All-Independent By Phil Steele

Keenan Reynolds

Dec. 23, 2013

Navy sophomore quarterback Keenan Reynolds and senior linebacker Cody Peterson were the only Navy players selected first team All-Independent by Phil Steele.

In just his second season at Navy, Reynolds, who was also named the NAAA Athlete of the Week for the seventh time this fall, is well on his way to rewriting the school and national record books, establishing an NCAA single-season record for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback with 29 this season, tying the NCAA record for most touchdowns in a game against an FBS opponent (7 vs. San Jose State), scoring a program-best 42 points against San Jose State, breaking a nearly 100-year-old season scoring mark at Navy with 176 points (174 by Bill Ingram in 1917) and smashing the school record for points responsible for in a season with 224. He needs one rushing touchdown to become just the fourth person in FBS history to rush for 30 or more touchdowns in a single-season.

Peterson, Navy’s defensive captain, has had a standout senior campaign recording 135 tackles. He is ranked second nationally in solo tackles per game (7.7 per contest) and is tied for second nationally for total tackles per game (11.3).

Peterson’s 135 tackles this year are the most by a Navy player since Rob Caldwellhad 140 tackles in 2005. He needs 11 tackles against Middle Tennessee State in the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl to land in the top five on Navy’s single-season tackles list.

Junior offensive tackle Bradyn Heap, junior safety Parris Gaines, freshman corner Brendon Clements and junior punter Pablo Beltran were named to the second team.

Navy will play Middle Tennessee State on Dec. 30 in Fort Worth, Texas. Kickoff is set for 10:45 AM in Fort Worth, 11:45 AM in Annapolis. Tickets are on sale now at:

If you can’t attend the game, please consider donating tickets for Midshipmen or enlisted personnel to attend the game for free. The donation is 100% tax deductible and if you donate tickets you will be entered into a drawing for some great prizes such as four tickets to the 2014 Navy-Notre Dame game, four Navy Football 2014 Season Tickets for the five Annapolis games, an authentic 2013 Army-Navy Game football jersey, an authentic 2013 Navy regular season football jersey and an authentic 2013 Navy regular season football helmet. For every ticket you donate you have a chance to win so if you donate four tickets you have four chances to win. To donate tickets go to:

Tickets are also on sale for the 2013 Brigade of Midshipmen Bowl Game tailgate, which will be held on Monday, December 30 from 7:30 AM-10:45 AM in Lot 5 at Amon G. Carter Stadium. You can order your tailgate wristbands at Tickets are $30 for adults, $15 for children 12 and under. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel from 9 AM-6 PM on Dec. 28 and 29. The tailgate menu will include whole roasted pig, pulled pork sandwiches, shrimp and poblano grits, buttermilk pancakes, sausage patties and apple smoked bacon, build your own tortilla soup station and much more.

Phil Steele’s 2013 Postseason All-Independent Team
QB: Keenan Reynolds, Navy
RB: Jamaal Williams, BYU
RB: Terry Baggett, Army
WR: Dezmon Epps, Idaho
WR: TJ Jones, Notre Dame
WR: Cody Hoffman, BYU
TE: Troy Niklas, Notre Dame
C: Nick Martin, Notre Dame
OL: Chris Watt, Notre Dame
OL: Michael Yeck, BYU
OL: Zack Martin, Notre Dame
OL: Michael Kime, Army

DL: Stephon Tuitt, Notre Dame
DL: Louis Nix, Notre Dame
DL: Eathyn Manumaleuna, BYU
DL: QuayShawne Buckley, Idaho
LB: Kyle Van Noy, BYU
LB: Uani Ungam BYU
LB: Dan Fox, Notre Dame
LB: Cody Peterson, Navy
DB: Bennett Jackson, Notre Dame
DB: Daniel Sorensen, BYU
DB: Craig Bills, BYU
DB: Davis Cazares, New Mexico State

K: Kyle Brindza, Notre Dame
P: Austin Rehkow, Idaho
KR: Adam Hine, BYU
PR: JD Faisley, BYU



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