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|Date of birth:March 18, 1954|
|Place of birth: Waco, Texas|
|High school: Waco|
|College: North Texas|
|NFL Draft: 1976 / Round: 9 / Pick: 264|
|Debuted in 1976 for the Dallas Cowboys|
|Last played in 1984 for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
Career NFL statistics
|Stats at pro-football-reference.com|
Beasley Young Reece, Jr. (born March 18, 1954 in Waco, Texas) is a former American football defensive back who had a nine-year NFL career from 1976 to 1984. He played for the Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, after attending college at North Texas State University.
Reece was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the 9th round (264th overall) of the 1976 NFL draft. The team drafted him as an athlete, so he spent his first weeks in training camp as a cornerback, before being switched to wide receiver. Playing against the New Orleans Saints in week 2, he registered his only NFL reception, which went for 6 yards, but also fumbled on the play.
New York Giants
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers claimed him off waivers on October 18, 1983. Despite playing only half of the season (8 starts), he registered 33 tackles, 5 passes defensed and led the team with 6 interceptions. The next year he started 14 games at free safety, finishing with 70 tackles, 12 passes defensed, one interception and 7 special teams tackles. He was waived on September 2, 1985.
After his retirement from playing Reece worked as a color commentator for NFL coverage on NBC and CBS, and served as an analyst for the 1992 Summer Olympics for NBC. During this time, he was the sports director for WVIT (NBC-30) in Hartford, Connecticut. He would also work in at WTOG Tampa Bay. When he came to CBS, he joined KYW-TV in Philadelphia, and became their Sports Director, a position he has had since July 1998. Reece is an Eagle Scout and recipient of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award.
The Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia  inducted Reece into their Hall of Fame in 2012.
Information was obtained in a 1983 visit to RCC Sports Academy, Suffern, NY.
- Halter, Jon C. (Sep 2003). "Meeting in Philadelphia". Scouting Maganize. Boy Scouts of America. Archived from the original on 28 August 2006. Retrieved 2006-09-08.
- Reece bio at cbsphilly.com Retrieved 2010-12-19