David Reed (American football)

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David Reed
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Reed with the Ravens in August 2011
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Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1987-03-22) March 22, 1987 (age 32)
Dubuque, Iowa
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school:New London (CT)
NFL Draft:2010 / Round: 5 / Pick: 156
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receiving yards:68
Total return yards:1,740
Total touchdowns:1
Player stats at NFL.com

Brandon David Reed (born March 22, 1987) is a former American football wide receiver. He played college football at Utah and was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the fifth round of the 2010 NFL Draft.[1] With the Ravens he won Super Bowl XLVII, and he also played a season with the Indianapolis Colts.

Early life[edit]

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.[2] He was named First Team All-Conference and First Team Junior College Gridwire All-American.

Regarded as a three-star prospect by Rivals.com, Reed was recruited by Utah, Iowa, and Kansas State.[3]

College career[edit]

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).

Professional career[edit]

2010 NFL Draft[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 0 18 in
(1.83 m)
191 lb
(87 kg)
4.56 s 1.56 s 2.58 s 4.38 s 6.95 s 37 in
(0.94 m)
9 ft 6 in
(2.90 m)
15 reps
All values from NFL Combine[4]

Baltimore Ravens[edit]

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.[5]

In 2011, Reed was suspended without pay for the September 11 season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers [6] and fined an additional game check for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy. Reed's suspension stemmed from a 2010 incident in which police discovered marijuana at his residence.

In week 10 of the 2011 season, Reed fumbled two kickoff returns against the Seattle Seahawks [7] one after running into his own teammate and the other after he lost his balance.

He caught five passes during a Week 17 loss to the Bengals in 2012, the Ravens championship season.

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

On August 21, 2013, the Baltimore Ravens traded Reed to the Indianapolis Colts for running back Delone Carter.[8] 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[edit]

Reed was signed to the San Francisco 49ers' roster on January 14, 2014.[9] He was waived by the 49ers on August 25, 2014 [10]

Personal life[edit]

Reed is the older brother of Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed, who was drafted in the third round of 2013 NFL Draft.[11]


  1. ^ Straub, Matt (April 24, 2010), "Reed ready to fly with the Ravens", New Britain Herald[permanent dead link].
  2. ^ Facer, Dirk (August 8, 2008), "Utah Utes football: Reed excited about being a Ute", Deseret News.
  3. ^ "David Reed Recruiting Profile", Rivals.com, retrieved April 25, 2010.
  4. ^ "David Reed Draft Profile", NFLDraftScout.com, retrieved May 15, 2010.
  5. ^ Aaron Wilson (December 15, 2010). "David Reed named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week". National Football Post. Archived from the original on 2012-03-18.
  6. ^ Ravens' David Reed suspended for substance-abuse violation-NFL.com Retrieved 19 August 2012.
  7. ^ Ravens Repeating Trend: Trail Seahawks 19-7 At Half-Baltimore Beat Down Retrieved 19 August 2012.
  8. ^ Sessler, Marc (August 21, 2013). "Colts trade Delone Carter to Ravens for David Reed". NFL.com. Retrieved August 21, 2013.
  9. ^ Fucillo, David. "49ers sign three players to reserve/future contracts". Ninersnation.com. Retrieved 11 March 2014.
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2014-08-27.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  11. ^ Carter, Scott (October 20, 2010). "Brotherly Support Continues To Propel Jordan Reed To New Heights". GatorZone.com. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved 2013-09-15.

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