Navy football players can defer military service - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Navy football players can defer military service

Annapolis, MD (WMC) -

The American Athletic Conference will have a couple more players representing in the NFL, thanks to Defense Secretary Aston Carter.

Carter said former Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds and fullback Chris Swain can defer their military service to play professionally.

He made the announcement during his graduation speech to the academy in Annapolis.

Reynolds was drafted in the sixth round by the Baltimore Ravens. 

He is the NCAA's career leader in touchdowns and finished his career with 88 TDs and 31 touchdown passes while leading Navy's triple-option offense.

Swain has signed with the San Diego Chargers.

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