Greg Reid

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Greg Reid
No. 21 Jacksonville Sharks
Position: Cornerback / kick returner
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-09-08) September 8, 1990 (age 25)
Place of birth: Valdosta, Georgia
Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight: 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school: Valdosta (GA) Lowndes
College: Valdosta State
Undrafted: 2013
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Stats at
Career Arena football statistics
Tackles: 70.5
Pass breakups: 21
Forced fumbles: 1
Fumble recoveries: 2
Interceptions: 9
Stats at

Greg Reid (born September 8, 1990) is an American football cornerback for the Jacksonville Sharks of the Arena Football League (AFL). He led college football in yards per punt return in 2009,[1] and was named defensive MVP in the 2010 Chick-fil-A Bowl.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Greg Reid's father served a six-year sentence for drug trafficking, according to the St. Petersburg Times and Orlando Sentinel. Reid's father received consideration for a release to see his son play against Brigham Young on September 17, 2010 for the first time. "It's going to mean the world to me," Reid said.[3] Reid's father was released in December 2010,[4] just prior to the 2010 Chick-fil-A Bowl in which he was named defensive MVP.[2]


In high school[edit]

After a senior season in which he rushed for over 1200 yards, scored 18 touchdowns and had nine interceptions, Reid was named the fourth best cornerback in the nation, and the top overall prospect in Georgia.[5] He also earned All-American honors from Parade and SuperPrep, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution named him "Georgia Player of the Year", and he was named the class five-A "Georgia Player of the Decade".[6]

Reid was heavily recruited out of high school, earning five star ratings from both Rivals and Scouts, and received scholarship offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida (he initially chose Florida over FSU during the recruiting process) and Georgia, among others.[5]

In college[edit]

Due to a lack of depth at the cornerback position, Reid played all thirteen games of the 2009 season, intercepting two passes, and leading the NCAA in punt return average".[7]

On August 1, 2012, Reid was dismissed from the Florida State Seminoles on account of violating team rules.[8] He later transferred to Valdosta State University, which is located in the same city as his high school.

Professional career[edit]

Reid signed with the St. Louis Rams on March 24, 2014. The news came two days after the Rams held a private workout for him.[9] He was waived during final cuts on August 30, 2014.

He was assigned to the New Orleans VooDoo on December 23, 2014.[10]

Reid participated in the first inaugural NFL Veteran Combine on March 22, 2015.[11]

On April 29, 2015, Reid was assigned to the Jacksonville Sharks. Reid's great play lead him to being named to the First Team All-Arena squad as well as the AFL Rookie of the Year.[12]


  1. ^ "Reid's Talent Crystal Clear". 2010-04-06. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  2. ^ a b "Evolution of Greg Reid | Tallahassee Democrat". Retrieved 2011-09-14. 
  3. ^ "Florida State Seminoles' Greg Reid hopes father released from prison, sees him play". Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  4. ^ Harvey, Coley. "Florida State secondary Landry Jones Ryan Broyles: Florida State's secondary ready for Landry Jones-Ryan Broyles challenge". Retrieved 2011-09-14. 
  5. ^ a b "Greg Reid - Yahoo! Sports". Retrieved 2010-09-14. 
  6. ^ "Player Bio: Greg Reid". 1990-09-08. Retrieved 2010-09-14. 
  7. ^ "Florida State CB Greg Reid on humbling performance at Oklahoma: I needed that". Retrieved 2010-09-15. 
  8. ^ Heather Hinich (August 1, 2010). "FSU CB Greg Reid dismissed from team". ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved August 1, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Rams sign ex-FSU star Greg Reid". Retrieved 24 March 2014. 
  10. ^ "Geralds, Reid Assigned to VooDoo". December 24, 2014. Retrieved December 25, 2014. 
  11. ^ Sterling Xie (March 21, 2015). "NFL Veteran Combine Participants 2015: Players Who Will Make Rosters This Season". Retrieved March 23, 2015. 
  12. ^ Clayton Freeman (August 27, 2015). "Sharks DB Greg Reid named AFL rookie of the year". The Florida-Times Union. Retrieved August 28, 2015. 

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