It’s been a rough couple of weeks. We need to talk about something that doesn’t make us want to squirt lime juice into our eyes while listening to Nickelback on repeat and eating nothing but soggy mayonnaise sandwiches for a week straight. Let’s talk about how quietly good Josh Reynolds has been.
Reynolds is 9 yards away from passing Mike Evans and moving into the fourth spot in the all-time Aggie receiving yardage category. He’s 110 yards away from passing Terrence Murphy and cinching the #3 spot behind Ryan Swope and Jeff Fuller. That’s pretty good company, and he’s managed to do it in only 3 seasons.
Reynolds has climbed to the #2 spot in school history for all-time receiving touchdowns. He’s two ahead of Ryan Swope. He probably won’t catch up with Jeff Fuller unless we see a seismic shift in offensive play over the next three games. But who knows...maybe 9 touchdowns over the rest of the year isn’t technically impossible.
He already holds the Aggie record for most touchdowns in a single season. He’s all over the record books in all other single game and single season categories. He’s had multiple TD catches of over 90 yards in the past two seasons. He’s the guy you can actually trust to throw a fade to. It sounds like a worn-down cliche, but he wants it more because he had to work so hard to get to where he is.
He’s the most reliable cog in an otherwise clunky machine, and he’s the bright spot we can turn to on a down November Tuesday to feel something akin to positivity when discussing Aggie Football. Let’s enjoy watching him finish out his career with style and start playing on Sundays.