Ravens notebook: NCAA touchdown record a topic for Kenneth Dixon, Keenan Reynolds

Ravens sixth-round pick Keenan Reynolds trains during the rookie minicamp at Under Armour Performance Center on Saturday, May 7, 2016.

The subject has already come up between Ravens draft picks Kenneth Dixon and Keenan Reynolds. They had never met before being picked last month and were roommates for the team's rookie minicamp.

While Dixon might have the edge as a fourth-round selection over Reynolds, who was a sixth-round choice, the former Navy quarterback will always be ahead of the former Louisiana Tech star tailback in the NCAA record books.


For now, they are ahead of everyone else that has ever played at the Football Bowl Subdivision level in terms of career touchdowns. Reynolds had 88, one more than Dixon.

"We talked about it last night, we kind of talk about it all the time. I'm not going to let him get out of here without not talking about it," Dixon said.


Dixon said that after passing Reynolds late last season, he watched Navy's Military Bowl game against Pittsburgh.

"Kind of late in the game, they took him out and put the other quarterback in, I'm sitting there like, 'OK, we tied, so I can breathe a little bit,'" Dixon said. "I go to the store, come back and as soon as I walked in, he scored a touchdown. It was like, 'All right, whatever.'"

Dixon sat out Saturday's workout with a hamstring injury sustained during his Pro Day. When he returns, he'll face a lot of competition for carries as the Ravens have Justin Forsett, Buck Allen, Terrance West, Lorenzo Taliaferro and Trent Richardson.

"There's a lot of competition," Dixon said. "All we can do is control what we can control and that's come out and compete and get coached by one of the best running back coaches."

Happy homecoming: Free-agent cornerback Donovan Riley is hoping to catch on with the team he has long rooted for and get a chance to play in a stadium where he has only known success.

Riley, who was an All-Metro player at Poly before going to Virginia Tech, said he worked out for the Ravens last month and was invited back to the rookie camp.

"I guess they liked me and I got the call right after the draft and they invited me to camp," Riley said Saturday. "I accepted it and I'm glad to be here."

Riley, whose career highlight for the Hokies was a 63-yard interception return for a touchdown in an upset of Ohio State in 2014, said he was disappointed not to hear his name called in the draft.


"I just used that as motivation to come out here and show the Ravens what I can do," he said. "I'm grateful for this opportunity and hopefully I can become a member of this football team."

Riley said that he has followed the Ravens for years. With the exception of Ray Lewis, his favorite players were typically cornerbacks and safeties,

"Ed Reed, Chris McAlister, [Rod] Woodson," Riley said. "To become a Raven would be a dream come true."

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Aside from going to M&T Bank Stadium as a fan a few times, Riley also played there in the annual Poly-City rivalry game.

"We never lost to City," he said. "Undefeated, keep it that way."

End zone: First-round pick Ronnie Stanley spent the majority of the workout lined up at left tackle. … Third-round pick Bronson Kaufusi did not participate in Saturday's workout after he strained his back Friday. … Ravens coach John Harbaugh said cornerback Jimmy Smith is recovering well after he had the screws removed from his surgically repaired foot this past week. Smith should be ready for training camp. … Harbaugh said the Ravens would not have joint practices this summer after doing it with the San Francisco 49ers and the Philadelphia Eagles the past two training camps. … Navy football coach Ken Niumatalolo attended Saturday's workout, watching his former player, Reynolds. … Former Michigan State fullback Trevon Pendleton, who was trying out for the Ravens, broke his foot Friday.