BRIAN WITTE, Associated Press
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Defense Secretary Ashton Carter says former Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds and fullback Chris Swain can defer their military service to play in the NFL.READ MORE: 'My Name Is Sara' Film On Holocaust Survivor Premieres In Metro Detroit
Carter made the announcement Friday during his graduation speech to the academy in Annapolis.
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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 offence. The Ravens plan to use him as a running back, receiver and kick returner.
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