Hall of Fame - Inductee Detail

Bobby Reynolds

Bobby Reynolds

Details

  • Position: Halfback
  • School: Nebraska
  • High School: Grand Island, NE (Grand Island HS)
  • Years: 1950-1952
  • Inducted: 1984
  • Place of Birth: Grand Island, NE
  • Date of Birth: Jun 27, 1931
  • Place of Death: Lincoln, NE
  • Date of Death: Aug 19, 1985
  • Jersey Number: 12
  • Height: 5-11
  • Weight: 180

Member Biography

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 All-America. 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 records for scoring - 211 points (22 years) and rushing - 2,196 yards (21 years)