Robert Reynolds (American football)
|Date of birth:||May 20, 1981|
|Place of birth:||Bowling Green, Kentucky|
|NFL Draft:||2004 / Round: 5 / Pick: 165|
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Robert Reynolds (born May 20, 1981 in Bowling Green, Kentucky) is a former American football linebacker of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the fifth round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He played college football at Ohio State.
Reynolds is known for an incident in college referred to as the Reynolds-Sorgi incident, where Reynolds intentionally choked Wisconsin Badgers quarterback Jim Sorgi, injuring Sorgi's trachea, after the play had been whistled dead.
On October 28, 2011, Reynolds made a public apology for the incident, citing his wife and four children as the reason he wanted to clear his reputation and be accountable for his actions. Reynolds also stated that he and Sorgi had made amends years prior to the interview.
In 2005, Reynolds appeared in all but one game for the Titans including one start and recorded a career-high 23 tackles (14 solo). In a Week 2 game against the Baltimore Ravens, Reynolds blocked a Dave Zastudil punt in the fourth quarter. The ball was recovered by Ravens safety Will Demps, who was tackled by Reynolds in the end zone for a safety.
Reynolds appeared in just four games in 2006, recording five tackles. He was placed on season-ending injured reserve on November 10 with a quadriceps injury.
A restricted free agent in the 2007 offseason, Reynolds was tendered a contract by the Titans on March 1. He signed the one-year tender offer on April 6, but was placed on injured reserve by the team on July 18.
Reynolds and his older brother, Patrick, are also believed to be the only siblings to win national championships at the BCS level (Robert) and at the I-AA level (Patrick, senior lineman for Western Kentucky's National Championship team). Both won in the 2002 Season.