|Date of birth:May 1, 1980|
|Place of birth: Rayne, Louisiana|
|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 highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2009
|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.
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.
Reed was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the second round (36th overall) of the 2002 NFL Draft. In 2003, Reed replaced Peerless Price as the Bills' starting wide receiver. He caught 58 passes and two touchdowns. Reed was hospitalized for two days in November 2006 after bruising his kidney.
San Diego Chargers
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- 2011 NCAA Football Records Book, Award Winners, National Collegiate Athletic Association, Indianapolis, Indiana, p. 11 (2011). Retrieved June 24, 2012.
- LaRose, Greg (April 20, 2002). "Buffalo takes Josh Reed in NFL Draft". Scout.com. Retrieved 2010-06-11.
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- Schefter, Adam (June 11, 2010). "Chargers, Reed agree to deal". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2010-06-11.
- "Josh Reed Stats". ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 28 March 2014.