Keenan Reynolds can play in the NFL while serving in Navy Reserves

Whenever an athlete plays at one of the three big military academies (Air Force, Army, and Navy), they are usually required to do some kind of service in the military after they graduate. For former Navy quarterback and current Baltimore Raven Keenan Reynolds, he will be able to play while serving his time in the military.

Navy confirmed on Friday that both Reynolds and New England Patriots second-year long snapper Joe Cardona will be able to play this year while serving in the Navy Reserves. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus joined “The Dan Patrick Show” Friday to make that confirmation.

Usually, these professional athletes are given a reprieve from their military obligations during their careers, but they will have to work in recruiting offices during the offseason and do military work after their careers end.

The Ravens selected Keenan Reynolds in the sixth round of this year’s draft and plan to use him as a running back or in the return game. This makes sense after he broke the NCAA record for most total touchdowns in a career with 88.

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