Willie Reid (American football)
|Date of birth:||September 19, 1982|
|Place of birth:||Kathleen, Georgia|
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight:||186 lb (84 kg)|
|NFL draft:||2006 / Round: 3 / Pick: 95|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career NFL statistics|
Willie Louis Reid (born September 19, 1982) is a former American football wide receiver. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the third round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college football at Florida State.
Reid attended Warner Robins High School and was a 4 year letterman in football and basketball. In football, as a junior, he was voted the Georgia Offensive Player of the Year, and was named to the All-Southern team by the Orlando Sentinel. After touchdowns he often raised his hand and pointed toward the sky saying "this is for you Jonathan Eason".
He attended Florida State University where he was a good wide receiver and was an excellent punt returner, having returned one 87 yards (an Orange Bowl record) for a touchdown against Penn State in the 2006 Orange Bowl; he was named the game's MVP after amassing 235 all-purpose yards (180 yards in punt returns; 55 yards in receptions). He was a social science major.
He was taken by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2006 NFL Draft in the third round with the 95th overall pick. He was placed on injured reserve due to a foot injury. Upon entering the 2007 NFL season, it was projected that he would be the starting punt returner for the Steelers. However, he failed to impress new coach Mike Tomlin and the Steelers traded a draft pick for veteran returner Allen Rossum. Reid was released by the Steelers on August 30, 2008.
Reid signed with the Dallas Cowboys on June 15, 2009. He was cut during final cuts on September 5, 2009.