Hall of Fame Inductees, by Year Bobby Reynolds – Grand Island

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Athlete–One of the most exciting athletes of all time, this 1949 Grand Island High School graduate showed his natural ability early. While an Islander sophomore, he was already a starter on the fine basketball team there which captured back to back Class A state championships. And in football, the Purple & Gold rolled over all on the gridiron with Bobby Reynolds in the backfield to two undefeated state championship seasons. Yet it was his achievements as a University of Nebraska Cornhusker halfback which created the legend. In his greatest season on the football gridiron as a college sophomore in 1950, he reached All-American status. He was a top scorer in the nation, and his unbelievable run from scrimmage against Missouri is still shown on film. Yes, for one brief shining moment, without question Bobby Reynolds was “Mr. Touchdown, USA.”