Ike Reese

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Ike Reese
Ike Reese.jpg
No. 58, 98
Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1973-10-16) October 16, 1973 (age 40)
Place of birth: Jacksonville, North Carolina
Career information
High school: Aiken (Cincinnati, Ohio)
College: Michigan State
NFL Draft: 1998 / Round: 5 / Pick: 142
Debuted in 1998 for the Philadelphia Eagles
Last played in 2006 for the Atlanta Falcons
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Tackles242
Sacks6.5
Interceptions2
Stats at NFL.com
 
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Ike Reese
Ike Reese.jpg
No. 58, 98
Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1973-10-16) October 16, 1973 (age 40)
Place of birth: Jacksonville, North Carolina
Career information
High school: Aiken (Cincinnati, Ohio)
College: Michigan State
NFL Draft: 1998 / Round: 5 / Pick: 142
Debuted in 1998 for the Philadelphia Eagles
Last played in 2006 for the Atlanta Falcons
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Tackles242
Sacks6.5
Interceptions2
Stats at NFL.com

Isaiah "Ike" Reese (born October 16, 1973) is an American sports radio host and former American football linebacker. He played college football at Michigan State and was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in fifth round of the 1998 NFL Draft. After seven seasons with the Eagles that included a Pro Bowl selection after the Eagles' NFC championship 2004 season, Reese played for the Atlanta Falcons from 2005 to 2006. In 2008, Reese began a career in radio with Philadelphia sports station WIP.

Early life and college career[edit]

Born in Jacksonville, North Carolina, Reese was raised in Cincinnati, Ohio and attended Woodward High School in Cincinnati as a freshman before transferring to nearby Aiken High School.[1] Reese graduated from Aiken in 1993 and enrolled at Michigan State University.[2] After redshirting his freshman year, Reese played for the Michigan State Spartans football team from the 1994 to 1997 seasons as a starter. Reese played under coach George Perles in 1994 and Nick Saban from 1995 to 1997. Reese finished his college career with 420 tackles, 10 sacks, 3 interceptions, 4 forced fumbles, and 5 fumble recoveries.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

Reese was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in fifth round of the 1998 NFL Draft. He played for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1998 to 2004 and was selected to the Pro Bowl as the NFC's special teamer in 2004. He recorded 198 tackles, 6.5 sacks, and two interceptions during his time with the Eagles.

Atlanta Falcons[edit]

Reese signed with the Atlanta Falcons before the 2005 season. He spent two years with the Falcons posting 44 tackles. On March 2, 2007 the Falcons released him.

Broadcasting career[edit]

In 2008, Reese began hosting Ike at Night evenings on 610 WIP Sportsradio in Philadelphia.[3] In 2009, Reese became Howard Eskin's co-host in the 3-7PM time slot forming the Afternoons with Howard Eskin & Ike Reese Show and became the Saturday night sports anchor for KYW-TV/WPSG-TV Philadelphia.[4] Recently, Ike has been paired with Michael Barkann on the new 94 WIP to host the Midday show, Mike and Ike, from 10AM-1PM.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ike Reese". Atlanta Falcons. Archived from the original on April 8, 2007. 
  2. ^ "1993 recruits ranked in nation's top 20". MSU Alumni Association Magazine. Michigan State University Alumni Association. Spring 1993. 
  3. ^ http://web.archive.org/web/20080429205857/http://www.610wip.com/pages/2083754.php
  4. ^ http://web.archive.org/web/20100209074305/http://www.610wip.com/pages/2083754.php
  5. ^ "Ike Reese". WIP-FM. Retrieved July 14, 2013.