David Reed (American football)
Practice at M&T Bank Stadium in August 2011.
No. 10 San Francisco 49ers
|Date of birth:March 22, 1987|
|Place of birth: Dubuque, Iowa|
|High school: New London (CT)|
|NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 5 / Pick: 156|
|Debuted in 2010 for the Baltimore Ravens|
|Roster status: Active|
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2013
Brandon David Reed (born March 22, 1987) is an American football wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the fifth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played college football at Utah.
A native of New Britain, Connecticut, David Reed attended St. Paul Catholic High School for his freshman year of high school where he lettered in football and basketball. Reed left St. Paul the following year to attend New Britain High School. Reed followed his head coach Jack Cochran to New London High School, where he was First Team All-Conference and All-State. He went on to attend Pasadena City College, where he averaged 166.1 yards per game receiving and broke every single-game and career reception record, while setting a national junior college reception record with 111 catches (1,661 yards, 13 TDs) in 10 games in 2007. He was named First Team All-Conference and First Team Junior College Gridwire All-American.
In his first season at Utah, Reed earned All-MWC honorable mention as kick-returner. He played in all 13 games, on special teams and as wide receiver, recording 25 catches for 427 yards (17.1 yards per reception led Utah) and six touchdown catches (ranked second on the team). Reed helped the 2008 Utes to a 13–0 season and a 31–17 win over Alabama in the 2009 Sugar Bowl, in which he averaged 29.0 yards on two receptions, including a 28-yard touchdown grab that gave Utah a 28-17 lead.
As a senior, Reed set school records for both receptions (81) and receiving yards (1,188) in a season. He led the MWC and ranked 15th in the nation in receiving yards per game (91.4). He also led the MWC in receptions with 81 and was the only 1,000-yard receiver in the conference (1,188).
2010 NFL Draft
|Ht||Wt||40-yd dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert||Broad||BP|
|6 ft 0 1⁄8 in||191 lb||4.56 s||1.56 s||2.58 s||4.38 s||6.95 s||37 in||9 ft 6 in||15 reps|
|All values from NFL Combine|
On December 13, 2010, against the Houston Texans, Reed scored his first NFL touchdown on a 103-yard kickoff return. The return set a new Ravens franchise record (eclipsing the old mark of 97 yards by Patrick Johnson) and his 233 kickoff return yards were also the second most in franchise history. For his efforts, Reed was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week.
In 2011, Reed was suspended without pay for the September 11 season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers  and fined an additional game check for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy. Reed's suspension stemmed from an 2010 incident in which police discovered marijuana at his residence.
He caught five passes during a week 17 loss to the Bengals in 2012, the Ravens championship season.
On August 21, 2013, the Baltimore Ravens traded Reed to the Indianapolis Colts for running back Delone Carter. On November 10, 2013, Reed caught his first pass of the season on his first target; however, it was in a 38-8 loss to the St. Louis Rams on a pass from backup quarterback Matt Hasselbeck. On November 26, 2013, Reed was waived by the Indianapolis Colts.
San Francisco 49ers
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- Facer, Dirk (August 8, 2008), "Utah Utes football: Reed excited about being a Ute", Deseret News.
- "David Reed Recruiting Profile", Rivals.com, retrieved April 25, 2010.
- "David Reed Draft Profile", NFLDraftScout.com, retrieved May 15, 2010.
- Aaron Wilson (December 15, 2010). "David Reed named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week". National Football Post.
- Ravens' David Reed suspended for substance-abuse violation-NFL.com Retrieved 19 August 2012.
- Ravens Repeating Trend: Trail Seahawks 19-7 At Half-Baltimore Beat Down Retrieved 19 August 2012.
- Sessler, Marc (August 21, 2013). "Colts trade Delone Carter to Ravens for David Reed". NFL.com. Retrieved August 21, 2013.
- Fucillo, David. "49ers sign three players to reserve/future contracts". Ninersnation.com. Retrieved 11 March 2014.
- Carter, Scott (October 20, 2010). "Brotherly Support Continues To Propel Jordan Reed To New Heights". GatorZone.com. Retrieved 2013-09-15.