Keenan Reynolds might need to invest in another trophy case or two as the awards from his last college football season, and his Navy football career as a whole, don’t seem to show any signs of slowing down.
On Thursday afternoon Reynolds picked up two more awards, this time both coming from the Naval Academy itself. Reynolds was awarded both the NAAA Sword for Men and the Thompson Trophy Cup as part of the annual prizes and awards ceremony at the academy.
The NAAA Sword for Men is presented annually to a member of the graduating class who excelled in athletics during his years at Navy. The Thompson Trophy Cup goes to the male or female who has done the most during the academic year to promote athletics at the Naval Academy.
Winning the Thompson Trophy Cup is a big deal within the academy, but it is not even the first time Reynolds has been presented with that award. The quarterback also won the trophy in 2014 and he becomes only the second athlete in Navy‘s long history to win on multiple occasions. The first multiple recipient was Roger Staubauch, a player Reynolds has been compared too many times over the past few seasons. Staubauch won the trophy on three occasions (1963-65) along with the 1965 sword.
Reynolds’ combination of athletic achievement, leadership and dedication to his craft has made him an ideal candidate, and an obvious choice, for many awards this offseason. The Third-Team All-American finished fifth in Heisman Trophy voting and became only the fourth player in the history of Navy football to have his number retired. The American Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the year (for the second time) was also voted the Washington Metro College Player of the Year and was awarded the Pat Tillman Award (which recognizes intelligence, sportsmanship and service) at the East-West Shrine game.
With all these awards, plus more at the Navy annual football banquet and throughout the wide football community, you have to wonder at what point Reynolds will run out of things to say in his acceptance speeches.