Reynolds , Bob
Robert Eugene Reynolds was more commonly known as Bob Reynolds during his outstanding days as an athlete at Portland's Jefferson high school and the University of Oregon. While at Jefferson high school Reynolds was a great multi-sport athlete. He was a two year letterman in football, earning second team All-Portland Interscholastic league mention as a halfback and was a key player on the democrat's 1940 league championship team. Reynolds was also a two year letterman in basketball earning first team all-league recognition as a guard.
He also excelled in track as the 1940 and 1941 league champion in the hurdles and 440-yard dash. Like other African-American athletes of his time the press often referred to him in racial terms as the "Dashing Dusky" or the "Colored boy." Reynolds was the winner of Jefferson's Hopkin Jenkins award as the school's best athlete.
In the fall of 1941, he was a standout halfback on the freshman team at the University of Oregon. His sophomore year he began his varsity career playing quarterback, halfback, defensive back and punter. He played varsity football for the Ducks in 1942, but did not play again until 1945 and 1946 due to his military service during World War II. He finished his outstanding college football career as an Associated Press All-Coast honorable mention selection. During the 1943 basketball season he played part of the season with the Duck basketball team along side his brother Walter C. Reynolds before leaving to serve in the military.