Jordan Reed

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Jordan Reed
Jordan Reed
Reed with the Redskins in the 2013 season.
No. 86     Washington Redskins
Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-07-03) July 3, 1990 (age 23)
Place of birth: New London, Connecticut
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)Weight: 243 lb (110 kg)
Career information
High school: New London (CT)
College: Florida
NFL Draft: 2013 / Round: 3 / Pick: 85
Debuted in 2013 for the Washington Redskins
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • PFWA All-Rookie Team (2013)
  • Second-team All-SEC (2012)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2013
Receptions45
Receiving yards499
Receiving TDs3
Stats at NFL.com
 
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Jordan Reed
Jordan Reed
Reed with the Redskins in the 2013 season.
No. 86     Washington Redskins
Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-07-03) July 3, 1990 (age 23)
Place of birth: New London, Connecticut
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)Weight: 243 lb (110 kg)
Career information
High school: New London (CT)
College: Florida
NFL Draft: 2013 / Round: 3 / Pick: 85
Debuted in 2013 for the Washington Redskins
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • PFWA All-Rookie Team (2013)
  • Second-team All-SEC (2012)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2013
Receptions45
Receiving yards499
Receiving TDs3
Stats at NFL.com

Jordan M. Reed (born July 3, 1990) is an American football tight end for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Florida. He was selected by the Redskins in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

Early years[edit]

A native of New Britain, Connecticut, Reed attended New London High School. As a junior, he completed 122 of 222 passes for 1,706 yards and 38 touchdowns. He threw only two interceptions, and also rushed for 370 yards and eight touchdowns. He led New London to an undefeated regular season in 2007, and was a finalist for the 2008 Joe Montana High School Quarterback of the Year. Considered a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, he was rated the 10th best dual-threat quarterback in the nation.[1]

College career[edit]

Reed accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida, where he played for coach Urban Meyer and coach Will Muschamp's Florida Gators football teams from 2009 to 2012. Originally recruited as a quarterback, he did not appear in any games and was redshirted as a true freshman in 2009. Thereafter, he shifted to the tight end position. Reed finished his three-season college career with 78 receptions for 938 yards and six touchdowns. He decided to forgo his final season of college eligibility, and enter the NFL Draft after the 2012 season.[2]

Professional career[edit]

2013 NFL Combine[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
HtWtArm lengthHand size40-yd dash10-yd split20-yd split20-ss3-coneVertBroadBP
6 ft 2 in236 lb33 in10 in4.72 s48 in16 reps
All value from NFL Combine.[3]

Washington Redskins[edit]

Reed during a game against the Philadelphia Eagles on November 17, 2013.

Reed was drafted in the third round, 85th overall pick, by the Washington Redskins in the 2013 NFL Draft.[4] On May 24, 2013, he officially signed a four-year contract with the team.[5] In the Week 2 game against the Green Bay Packers, he would record his first career touchdown, making him the first Redskins rookie to score a touchdown within the first two games of his career since retired tight end Chris Cooley in 2004.[6] On October 20, in a 45-41 win over the Chicago Bears, Reed recorded nine receptions for 134 yards and one touchdown, setting a new Redskins franchise record for receiving yards by a rookie tight end, as well as recording his first 100-plus yard game.[7] In Week 11 against the Philadelphia Eagles, Reed was pulled out of the game early after suffering a concussion. After missing four consecutive games due to headaches after the concussion,[8] he was placed on injured reserve on December 19.[9] Despite playing only nine games, with four starts, in his first season, Reed was named to Pro Football Weekly/Pro Football Writers of America all-rookie team.[10]

Personal[edit]

Reed is the younger brother of wide receiver David Reed, who was drafted in the fifth round of 2010 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Ravens.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://rivals.yahoo.com/florida/football/recruiting/player-Jordan-Reed-80327
  2. ^ UF's Jordan Reed to enter draft
  3. ^ "NFL Combine Profile", NFL.com, retrieved 2013-05-08 
  4. ^ Tinsman, Brian (April 26, 2013). "Reed Had 'No Idea' Redskins Were Interested". Redskins.com. Retrieved 2013-05-25. 
  5. ^ Tinsman, Brian (May 25, 2013). "Redskins Sign Tight End Jordan Reed". Redskins.com. Retrieved 2013-05-25. 
  6. ^ Czarda, Stephen (September 18, 2013). "Reed's Score Fastest By Rookie Since Cooley". Redskins.com. Retrieved 2013-10-06. 
  7. ^ Tinsman, Brian (October 23, 2013). "Reed's Record Performance Shocks No One". Redskins.com. Retrieved 2013-11-11. 
  8. ^ Hamilton, Tracee (December 16, 2013). "Jordan Reed is the player the Washington Redskins should shut down for season". WashingtonPost.com. Retrieved 2013-12-19. 
  9. ^ Hanzus, Dan (December 19, 2013). "Redskins' Jordan Reed (concussion) out for season". NFL.com. Retrieved 2013-12-19. 
  10. ^ Tinsman, Brian (January 14, 2014). "Jordan Reed On PFWA's All-Rookie Team". Redskins.com. Retrieved 2014-01-14. 
  11. ^ Carter, Scott (October 20, 2010). "Brotherly Support Continues To Propel Jordan Reed To New Heights". GatorZone.com. Retrieved 2013-09-15. 

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