The AAU James E. Sullivan Award is given to outstanding amateur athletes who demonstrate outstanding achievement in athletics, leadership, character and sportsmanship.
One of this years co-recipients of the esteemed award is Navy quarterback, Keenan Reynolds. While he was passed for a Heisman nomination, he was awarded the Sullivan award along with Connecticut women’s basketball player Breanna Stewart.
“I’m extremely blessed and honored to have won this award,” said Reynolds. “I would like to thank my family, the coaching staff, my teammates, the Naval Academy Athletic Association, the Naval Academy administration, the Brigade of Midshipmen and the entire Naval Academy family for all the support they have provided me over the last four years. Winning this award is the cherry on top of a great four years.”
In February, the Naval Academy announced that they would retire Reynolds No. 19. He is only the fourth player to have his number retired by the school. In four years with the Naval Academy Midshipmen, he recorded 4,001 passing yards and a record of 36-16.
Reynolds is the third football player in three years to win the award. He joins Tim Tebow and Peyton Manning among the ranks of previous winners.
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