One of the best players in college football this season has been Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds, so it was understandably shocking when ESPN removed him from its Heisman Trophy voting page.
Per a report from Scott Allen of The Washington Post, plus some tweets from Navy Athletics, Reynolds was removed from the page because, funnily enough, he was running away with the fan vote.
Naturally, some fans cried foul despite the fact that Reynolds can still be voted for manually.
There’s no doubt that Reynolds is deserving of the Heisman. Though he has only thrown for 964 yards and six touchdowns this year, he has accumulated 1,093 yards and 19 touchdowns on the ground, breaking former Wisconsin running back Montee Ball’s FBS record for rushing touchdowns in the process.
Granted, he isn’t the most conventional of Heisman contenders, but his skills speak for themselves. If ESPN’s reason for removing him was simply to level the playing field, then they’ve got some serious ‘splainin to do.
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