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Quarterbacks Brown, Reynolds to receive Touchdown Club's collegiate awards

Quarterbacks C.J. Brown and Keenan Reynolds will receive the collegiate awards presented annually by the Touchdown Club of Annapolis.

Brown will be presented the Louis L. Goldstein Memorial Gold Helmet Award as Most Outstanding Player for the University of Maryland while Reynolds has earned the Tony Rubino Memorial Silver Helmet Award as Most Outstanding Player for the Naval Academy.

Reynolds enjoyed a sensational sophomore season while leading Navy to a 9-4 record that included victories over service academy rivals Army and Air Force along with the championship of the Armed Forces Bowl. The Tennessee native rushed for 1,346 yards and 31 touchdowns, passed for another 1,057 yards and eight touchdowns.

Reynolds became just the fourth quarterback in program history to surpass 1,000 yards for both rushing and passing in the same season. He set the NCAA single-season record for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback and broke the Navy single-season record for points scored (188), which had stood since 1917.

Reynolds was named Most Valuable Player of the Army-Navy game and Most Valuable Player of the Armed Forces Bowl. He was also voted the FBS All-Independent Offensive Player of the Year and selected as an honorable mention All-American by Sports Illustrated. The 5-foot-11, 185-pounder, who set an NCAA single-game record for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback (7) in a thrilling triple-overtime victory over San Jose State, received the Rip Miller Award as team MVP.

Brown returned after missing the entire 2012 season with a knee injury to lead Maryland to its first winning season since 2010 and a berth in the Military Bowl. The Pennsylvania native was the offensive catalyst all season, completing 59 percent of passes (166-282) for 2,242 yards and 13 touchdowns while also ranking second on the squad in rushing with 576 yards and 12 touchdowns.

Brown became the first quarterback in program history to surpass 2,000 yards passing and 500 yards rushing in the same season. The 6-foot-3, 210-pounder holds five of the Top 10 rushing performances by a quarterback in school history.

Brown accounted for five touchdowns in a rout of Florida International, most by a Maryland player since 2003. He had a huge game against Connecticut, passing for 277 yards and rushing for 122 yards. Received the Ray Krouse Memorial Award as team Most Valuable Player. Serve on the Maryland football leadership council. Brown, who missed all but one game in 2010 due to a shoulder injury, has been granted an extra year of eligibility and will play as a graduate student in 2014.

Brown and Reynold will be formally presented their awards at the 60th annual Touchdown Club of Annapolis Football Awards banquet, being held Feb. 20 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Annapolis.

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