Josh Reed

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Josh Reed
No. 82
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1980-05-01) May 1, 1980 (age 33)
Place of birth: Rayne, Louisiana
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Weight: 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school: Rayne High School
College: Louisiana State
NFL Draft: 2002 / Round: 2 / Pick: 36
Debuted in 2002 for the Buffalo Bills
Last played in 2009 for the Buffalo Bills
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2009
Games played 115
Games started 52
Receptions 331
Receiving yards 3,575
Receiving touchdowns 10
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

Joshua Blake Reed (born May 1, 1980) is a former American college and professional football player who was a wide receiver in the National Football League (NFL) for eight seasons during the early 2000s. He played college football for Louisiana State University (LSU), earned All-American honors, and was recognized as the nation's best college receiver. He was picked by the Buffalo Bills in the second round of the 2002 NFL Draft.

Early years[edit]

Reed was born in Rayne, Louisiana. He attended Rayne High School, and played high school football for the Rayne Mighty Wolves.

College career[edit]

Reed attended Louisiana State University, and played for coach Gerry DiNardo and coach Nick Saban's LSU Tigers football team from 1998 to 2001. While at LSU, he was one of the most productive receivers in college football. In only two years as a wide receiver (his freshman year he played running back for most of the season and he declared for the NFL draft after his junior season) he rewrote the SEC record books. He holds the SEC record for receiving yardage in a game (293 vs. Alabama in 2001) and season (1,740 in 2001). He also held the career receiving yardage record with 3,001 yards until 2002 when the record was broken by Georgia receiver Terrence Edwards. Reed also holds the SEC season record for receiving yardage per game (145.0 in 2001) and is second in the career receiving yardage per game (96.8). He was a first-team All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) selection in 2000 and 2001, and a consensus first-team All-American.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Buffalo Bills[edit]

Reed was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the second round (36th overall) of the 2002 NFL Draft.[2] In 2003, Reed replaced Peerless Price as the Bills' starting wide receiver. He caught 58 passes and two touchdowns.[3] Reed was hospitalized for two days in November 2006 after bruising his kidney.[4]

Reed caught 311 passes for 3,575 yards and 10 touchdowns with the Bills.[5] He became an unrestricted free agent following the 2009 season.

San Diego Chargers[edit]

Reed was signed by the San Diego Chargers to a one-year contract on June 11, 2010.[5] He was released by the Chargers on September 4, 2010.

NFL stats[edit]

Receiving Stats[6]

Year Team Games Receptions Targets Yards Yards per Reception Longest Reception Touchdowns First Downs Fumbles Fumbles Lost
2002 BUF 16 37 - 509 13.8 42 2 23 1 1
2003 BUF 16 58 - 588 10.1 26 2 33 1 1
2004 BUF 12 16 - 153 9.6 20 0 8 0 0
2005 BUF 16 32 - 449 14.0 51 2 21 0 0
2006 BUF 13 34 48 410 12.1 52 2 21 0 0
2007 BUF 15 51 89 578 11.3 30 0 33 0 0
2008 BUF 13 56 79 597 10.7 24 1 36 0 0
2009 BUF 14 27 45 291 10.8 29 1 18 0 0
Career 115 311 261 3,575 11.5 52 10 193 2 2

Returning Stats[6]

Year Team Games Punt Return Attempts Punt Return Yards Punts Returned for Touchdown Punts Fair Caught Longest Punt Return Kickoff Return Attempts Kickoff Return Yards Kickoffs Returned for Touchdown Kickoffs Fair Caught Longest Kickoff Return
2004 BUF 12 1 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0
2005 BUF 16 0 0 0 0 0 4 69 0 0 24
2009 BUF 14 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career 42 4 7 0 0 7 4 69 0 0 24

Rushing Stats[6]

Year Team Games Carries Yards Yards per Carry Longest Carry Touchdowns First Downs Fumbles Fumbles Lost
2003 BUF 16 3 38 12.7 16 0 2 0 0
2004 BUF 12 2 -1 -0.5 6 0 0 0 0
2005 BUF 16 1 -3 -3.0 -3 0 0 0 0
2006 BUF 13 4 13 3.3 15 0 2 0 0
2007 BUF 15 4 10 2.5 12 0 1 0 0
Career 115 14 57 4.1 16 0 5 0 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2011 NCAA Football Records Book, Award Winners, National Collegiate Athletic Association, Indianapolis, Indiana, p. 11 (2011). Retrieved June 24, 2012.
  2. ^ LaRose, Greg (April 20, 2002). "Buffalo takes Josh Reed in NFL Draft". Scout.com. Retrieved 2010-06-11. 
  3. ^ Pasquarelli, Len (January 18, 2004). "Henning had right approach with QB". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2010-06-11. 
  4. ^ "Colts safety Sanders, MLB Brackett inactive Sunday". ESPN.com. November 12, 2006. Retrieved 2010-06-11. 
  5. ^ a b Schefter, Adam (June 11, 2010). "Chargers, Reed agree to deal". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2010-06-11. 
  6. ^ a b c "Josh Reed Stats". ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 28 March 2014.