Darrell Reid

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Darrell Reid
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No. 95
Outside linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1982-06-20) June 20, 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth: Freehold Borough, New Jersey
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 270 lb (122 kg)
Career information
College: Minnesota
Undrafted in 2005
Debuted in 2005 for the Indianapolis Colts
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com

Darrell Reid (born June 20, 1982 in Freehold Borough, New Jersey) is a former American football linebacker. He was signed by the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent in 2005. He played college football at Minnesota.

College career[edit]

Reid played college football for the Minnesota Golden Gophers from 2000-2004, where he was a four-year starter. He arrived at Minnesota as a linebacker, but was switched to defensive tackle in 2001. During his junior season, he led the team with 5.5 sacks. Reid switched to defensive end in 2004 and again led Minnesota in sacks with 7.5. This effort gained him a spot on the 2004 All-Big Ten Second Team.

Professional career[edit]

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

Reid was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Colts, and spent time at the defensive tackle. He filled in as a fullback in goal line situations, and has played special teams.

Reid won Super Bowl XLI with the Colts in 2007.

Denver Broncos[edit]

On February 28, 2009, Reid signed a three-year, $2 million contract with the Denver Broncos. The deal includes a $1.3 million signing bonus and Reid could earn an additional $2.8 million through sack and playing-time incentives.[1]

Darrell Reid's FOOTZ FOUNDATION 95[edit]

The mission of Darrell Reid's Footz Foundation is to educate, empower and inspire youth to believe and achieve, promoting future success through life's challenges. The foundation partners with a variety of programs that provide opportunities for leadership development and academic achievement, therevy enabling youth to positively impact their family, school and community. The Footz Foundation holds several annual events for the next generation and also holds youth football camps, which also strive to teach life lessons. "I am privileged enough to have made it to the NFL. I see it as my responsibility and a blessing to be able to pay it forward. I love to help these kids out and see the smiles on their faces. There is nothing better." says Reid.[2]

'Darrell Reid's Food Fest 2009' Darrell Reid (Line Backer #95 Denver Broncos) and his charity the Footz Foundation will be gave traditional Thanksgiving food, including Turkeys, to 20 less fortunate Denver area families for Thanksgiving in 2009. The 3- 10 member families received additional food to help them make it through the holiday season without going hungry. The families were members of Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver, Wilfley Branch. Darrell will also spoke to the kids about the importance of not giving up, both in life and on themselves. A natural leader on and off the field, he also took pictures and signed autographs.

Darrell believes in this cause and wanted to make it a special night for these kids, many of whom have had traumatic experiences and have been separated from loved ones. Now embarking on a very tough journey to start over, with some very unstable roads at times, the kids were able to draw strength and confidence from their time with Darrell. He is not just a figurehead in whatever he does, he is a participant and a role model. He leads by example and rolls up his sleeves and gets involved. Darrell wants to provide a "bright spot" for the kids in the center. He wants them to know that there is always a reason to hope and believe, and to never give up. “Sometimes just bringing a smile to a child's face, and hearing laughter is gift enough - especially if it is allowing their minds to wander away from their troubles, even for a moment,” says Darrell. [1]

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