Obtained from Edson Bridges, the team manager at that time, this is a once in a lifetime piece of Husker memorabilia. Reynolds’ 1950 season was the greatest by any Husker player up to that date. During his sophomore season, he amassed 1,342 yards on the ground and 22 touchdowns, both school records. His single season rushing and touchdown totals would stand the test of time, lasting 33 years, until Mike Rozier came along.
Injuries, a broken leg, separated shoulder, and a lyme infection in his eye took a serious toll on the rest of his NU career, never again coming close to that magical 1950 season. However, these injuries can never diminish his greatness. Reynolds passed away in 1985 and will forever be remembered as one of the all time greats.
If you’re ever in the Gallery, ask why the jersey is pink. It’s a great story and adds to charm of the piece.