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Bobby Reynolds


Robert Charles Reynolds

Inducted 1984

Date of Birth



Grand Island, NE


University of Nebraska (1950-1952)


Before Bobby Reynolds arrived in 1950, Nebraska had not had a winning season since 1940. Reynolds, 5-11, 180-pounds, led Nebraska to a 6-2-1 season. The games were high scoring for the times, as the Cornhuskers won 49-21, 40-34, 33-26, and 32-26, and lost 49-35. Reynolds was named a first-team All-America, he placed fifth in the Heisman vote and he led the nation in scoring. He is best remembered for a final touchdown against Missouri, in 1950, which assured a 40-34 Nebraska victory. The run is officially listed as 33 yards; however, he covered well over 100 as he ran backward, forward, and side-to-side, reversing his field three times before crossing the goal line. Injuries - a shoulder separation, broken leg, and lime-in-the-eye infection - slowed him down the next two years. In 1950, he set a school rushing record of 1,342 yards, and it lasted 32 years. He made 22 touchdowns, and that was a school record for 33 years. He set career school records for scoring - 211 points (22 years) and rushing - 2,196 yards (21 years).


Height 5'11

Weight 180

Career Highlights

  • 1950 All-Conference
  • 1950 First Team All-America
  • 1950 Heisman - Fifth
  • 1950 Led nation in scoring
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