Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds will play running back at the East-West Shrine Game, according to a report from the Capital Gazette.
This isn’t at all a surprise, as Reynolds can do much more work with his legs than his arm in college football’s equivalent of the Pro Bowl. In his senior season, Reynolds ran for 1,093 yards and 19 touchdowns compared to throwing for just 964 yards and six touchdowns.
Moreover, in his collegiate career, Reynolds has rushed for 4,279 yards and is the all-time leader with 83 rushing touchdowns. Given the deep talent the nation has seen at quarterback this year, it only makes sense to move Reynolds to a position that better suits him should he decide to pursue a career in the NFL following the conclusion of his service time.
Reynolds is not the first quarterback to make such a position switch. Former Michigan QB Denard Robinson plays running back for the Jacksonville Jaguars today, and also played wide receiver at the Senior Bowl. Given Reynolds’ overall speed and athleticism, he should be just fine making the switch.
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