Navy Midshipmen quarterback Keenan Reynolds has broken the FBS career rushing touchdown record. He broke the record against the SMU Mustangs this afternoon.
He broke the record on a 4-yard touchdown midway through the first quarter. It took him just nine minutes to break the record.
His touchdown surpassed the mark of former Wisconsin Badgers running back Montee Ball. He broke the record during the 2012 season following his 77th touchdown.
Before Bell broke the record, it previously belonged to Miami (Ohio) Red Hawks back Travis Prentice, who had 73. He ended his career during the 1999 season.
The four-yard run by Reynolds was his 78th touchdown of his career. He has 13 so far this season and may add a lot more before the season’s out.
The option quarterback has been dominating opponents on the ground as he has 791 rushing yards. He has just 516 passing yards on the year.
The senior had been the Navy quarterback since his freshman year in 2012. As a freshman, he had 10 touchdowns.
During his sophomore year, he added a career-best 31 touchdowns. Then, he had 23 TD’s last season.
In the modern era, Reynolds is the first quarterback to hold the record. Former Nebraska Cornhuskers quarterback Eric Crouch had the record by the most touchdowns by a quarterback in 59.
The Midshipmen signal-caller is just one of six players to ever rush for 70 touchdowns in a collegiate career.
There’s a chance that he could break the all-time Division 1 all-time rushing record. Adrian Peterson, who went to Georgia Southern Eagles, finished his career with 84 touchdowns.
Mount Union Purple Raiders’ Nate Kmic has the all-time college football record with 125 career touchdowns.
Reynolds also has to watch as Louisiana Tech Bulldogs‘ Kenneth Dixon is approaching on his record. He currently has 70 and ran for six touchdowns last week.