Posted on 19 December 2013 by WNST Staff
Navy Sophomore Quarterback Keenan Reynolds Named Honorable Mention All-American By Sports Illustrated
ANNAPOLIS, Md.—Navy sophomore quarterback Keenan Reynolds has been named an Honorable Mention All-American by Sports Illustrated.
In just his second season at Navy, Reynolds is well on his way to rewriting the school and national record books, establishing an NCAA single-season record for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback with 29 this season, tying the NCAA record for most touchdowns in a game against an FBS opponent (7 vs. San Jose State), scoring a program-best 42 points against San Jose State, breaking a nearly 100-year-old season scoring mark at Navy with 176 points (174 by Bill Ingram in 1917) and smashing the school record for points responsible for in a season with 224. Reynolds heads into the Dec. 30 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl against Middle Tennessee State ranked No. 1 in the country in scoring, averaging 14.7 points per game, No. 1 in rushing touchdowns with 29 and No. 2 in rushing yards by a quarterback with 105.0.
Florida State’s Jameis Winston was named the first team quarterback, while Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M was named to the second team. Blake Bortles (UCF), Tajh Boyd (Clemson), Teddy Bridgewater (Louisville), Shane Carden (East Carolina), Derek Carr (Fresno State), Jordan Lynch (Northern Illinois), Marcus Mariota (Oregon), AJ McCarron (Alabama), Zach Mettenberger (LSU), Braxton Miller (Ohio State), Aaron Murray (Georgia), Bryce Petty (Baylor) and Connor Shaw (South Carolina) joined Reynolds as Honorable Mention All-Americans.
Posted on 29 January 2013 by Luke Jones
NEW ORLEANS — Appearing at media day for Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, retiring Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis was likely prepared to discuss the events that occurred in Atlanta from 13 years ago but wasn’t ready to deal with another controversy.
According to a report from Sports Illustrated, the 37-year-old linebacker acquired a banned substance to aid in his recovery from a torn right triceps earlier this season. The story rehashed information uncovered by Yahoo! Sports two years ago regarding a company called S.W.A.T.S. and alleges that Lewis used holographic stickers and deer antler spray, which contains the banned substance IGF-1.
Lewis allegedly contacted the owner of Sports with Alternatives to Steroids — a two-man sports science company — to help in recovering from the injury suffered against the Dallas Cowboys on Oct. 14. He would not address the report when asked about it on Tuesday afternoon.
“Two years ago, that was the same report,” Lewis said at Tuesday’s Super Bowl Media Day in New Orleans. “I wouldn’t give that report or him any of my press. He’s not worthy of that. Next question.”
Mitch Ross of S.W.A.T.S. reportedly taped the phone call from Lewis, which includes the veteran asking for directions on how to use the deer antler spray. .
Coach John Harbaugh was aware of the piece written by David Epstein and George Dohrmann, but he offered his support to Lewis in a predictable manner considering the linebacker did not fail a drug test.
“Ray has passed every substance test in his career,” Harbaugh said.
Regardless of how much weight this story holds, there is virtually no chance it will impact his status for Super Bowl XLVII as any potential disciplinary action — as unlikely as it might be — would be met with the appeals process that would delay a decision until after a champion is crowned.
Lewis intends to retire after the season.