Navy QB Keenan Reynolds Invited to Obama’s Last State of the Union Speech

Graduating Naval Academy quarterback Keenan Reynolds will add one more note of interest to his stellar academic career at Annapolis by heading to Washington D.C. to attend the president’s last State of the Union address.

The Tennessee native will be sitting in the gallery as a guest of Representative Jim Cooper, D, Tennessee. It won’t be the Midshipman’s first official visit to D.C., either, as he was twice awarded the Commander in Chief’s Trophy affording him an audience in the White House with President Obama.

Reynolds, who will specialize in information warfare after he graduates, has had an amazing academic and athletic career at Annapolis.

During his last appearance on the gridiron, Reynolds scored his 88th collegiate touchdown giving him sole possession of the FBS TD record. He also holds the FBS record for points scored. His 144 yards rushing put him at 4,559 ground yards for his career. That also earned him an FBS record–rushing yards for a quarterback. The QB finished fifth in the 2015 Heisman Trophy balloting this year, was named third-team All-American by the Associated Press, and led his team to 11 wins for the first time in the school’s long football history.

“You play the game to win,” Reynolds told ESPN in December. “So, the record for wins is the one that means the most to me.”

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