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Reed Doughty

Height: 6-1 | Weight: 209 | College: Northern Colorado
 
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Overview

Doughty is a very intelligent athlete with excellent size and range. He is especially effective defending vs. the run and shows natural hands to make the interception. Doughty is an instinctive player with the feet and desire to make plays. He scans the field and reacts quickly to the ball. He has also excelled in the classroom, boasting a 4.0 grade point average. The unquestioned leader of the team is also involved in community affairs and is very active in the school's Fellowship of Christian Athletes chapter.

Doughty was a consensus first-team All-State selection by the Rocky Mountain News and Denver Post, helping Roosevelt High School to a Class 2A state runner-up finish in 2000. He recorded 19 tackles in that championship game and had 116 for the season as a senior. Doughty ranked second in the state (class 2A) with eight interceptions and was also an excellent kicker, leading the Class 2A with 61 points (52 extra points, three field goals). He was twice named to the All-Conference team in football and also earned All-Conference honors in basketball and track.

Having married his high school sweetheart, the local product decided to attend Northern Colorado. He redshirted in 2001, performing on the scout team as a strong safety. Doughty shifted to free safety in 2002, going on to start every game during his first three years with the team. He earned All-North Central Conference second-team and Academic All-NCC first-team honors as a redshirt freshman. On the field, he led the team with 104 tackles (53 solos) despite missing the Augustana contest with a left quadriceps contusion. He added an assisted sack, six stops for losses and a fumble recovery in 2002. He also had four interceptions and deflected nine passes.

In 2003, Doughty again led the team with 87 tackles (53 solos). He had four stops behind the line of scrimmage, four deflected passes and a fumble recovery. Doughty was named to the inaugural All-Great West Conference first-team in 2004. He ranked second on the team with 116 tackles (65 solos) with a sack and six stops for losses. He caused two fumbles and recovered another while intercepting six passes and deflecting two others. He also blocked a pair of kicks.

In 35 games with the Bears, Doughty collected 307 tackles (171 solos), ranking seventh on the school's career-record list. 69 of those tackles came on third-down plays. He added another 30 stops on the kick coverage units. He had 1.5 sacks for minus-8 yards and 15 stops for losses of 39 yards. Doughty caused two fumbles and recovered three others. Doughty's ten interceptions ranked tied for tenth in UNC history. He also deflected 18 passes and blocked a pair of kicks.

Analysis

Positives: Has a big frame with room to carry at least another ten pounds of bulk and muscle … Shows good read and diagnose skills vs. plays in front of him … Plays at a good pad level, showing balance and agility to slip past and avoid blocks working through trash … Has a very good feel for the receiver in patterns, using his hands effectively to press his opponent and delay the route's progression … Gets a good jump on the ball and is rarely fooled by play action and misdirection, doing a good job of reading the quarter-back's arm motion to get in position quickly in order to make the play … Shows steady acceleration and while more quick than fast, he knows how to take proper angles to shorten the field and close … Times his leaps well and has natural hands to extend for the ball away from the body's frame … Maintains concentration battling for the jump ball and has the big hands needed to properly secure the pigskin … Plays off the blocks with good hand usage and shows urgency coming off the edge in backside pursuit … His awareness of the receiver in the deep zone allows him to keep the plays in front of him … Backpedals with ease and does not take any wasted steps in transition.

Negatives: Has a big frame, but needs to add strength, especially in his chest and shoulder area … Must refine his tackling technique, as he is prone to making the low side tackle rather than squaring up, wrapping and securing … Needs to do a better job of opening his hips, as he looks a bit sluggish in his plant and drive action … Does not explode into his hits, but compensates by being in position to make the play … Does not show the second gear needed to recover when beaten … His failure to redirect out of his breaks causes him to lose relationship with receivers when going deep in man coverage (best when working the short and intermediate areas).

Doughty has been a highly productive player for the Bears. While he lacks ideal foot speed and upper body strength, he compensates with solid ball reaction skills and field instincts. He is not really explosive coming out of his breaks, but compensates with good downhill skills, coming up with aggression to make plays in front of him. He excels in run force and has the hand usage to defeat and slip off blocks when working through trash. He has very good success with his rip and swim moves to play off blocks and attack the ball. He is not a punishing tackler, as he tends to give a low side hit rather than wrap up, but shows very good ability to break down in space and get his target down.

While he lacks explosion out of his backpedal, he can cover ground due to his ability to take proper angles in order to shorten the field. He is very alert to receivers through their routes and will rarely bite on play-action and misdirection. He does a very good job of reading the quarterback's arm motion and uses his hands effectively to jam and reroute receivers at the line of scrimmage.

He is best when working inside the box. He plays at a good pad level and has the field awareness to sniff out blocking schemes and get to the edge to shut down the inside rush. Doughty shows a great desire to make the play. He consistently plays until the whistle and shows good timing off the corner to close on plays in front of him. He shows no hesitation stepping up and filling the rush lanes. He charges hard to finish, but needs to refine his tackling technique, as he will give a low side tackle rather than get physical to wrap and secure.

Man coverage is not his strong suit. He lacks explosion to burst and close, but does a good job of maintaining relationship with the receiver, using his hands to delay the opponent's route progression. He needs to flip his hips while turning and changing direction when working on deep routes. Even though he does not explode out of his breaks, he shows good balance and does not have any wasted motion in transition. He is capable of shadowing his man in short coverage, but until he improves his hip snap, he has to rely on taking proper angles to the ball.

He is a very capable zone coverage defender. He sees the field and reacts instinctively to plays in front of him. Doughty has a good feel when handling the switch-off and gets a good jump on the ball because he does not waste time watching the quarterback (reacts to the passer's arm motion instead).

Doughty is a fearless performer on special teams, doing a good job of timing his leaps to block kicks. He also knows how to utilize his vertical skills to get to the ball at its high point. He has natural hands for the interception, extending properly from the body's frame to pluck the ball. He attacks the ball with aggression and knows how to step in front of the receiver to make the play.

Doughty's field instincts and intelligence are evident by his ability to make good reads and call assignments from the secondary. He needs to refine his body to add more bulk and upper body strength. He might lack the blazing speed you look for in a deep coverage defender, but I feel all he has to do is spend some time with a good trainer who can help him open his hips. He is always in position to make the play, and has the intangibles to be a nice mid-round find.

Career Notes

Doughty has been a mainstay at free safety for the Bears, starting all 35 games that he appeared in … Recorded 307 tackles (171 solos) with 1.5 sacks and fifteen stops behind the line of scrimmage … His 307 tackles rank seventh on the school's career-record list, topped only by Duane Hirsch (320, 1976-79), Tim Cross (323, 1985-88), Darwin Kiselich (366, 1976-79), Scott Zimmerman (370, 1996-99), David Hirsch (399, 1980-83) and Bob Knapton (505, 1978-81) … Deflected 18 passes and gained 35 yards on ten interception returns … His ten pass thefts tied him with Chad Eastin (1991-94), Vaughn Lechman (1984-87) and Mike Griebel (1980-82) for tenth on UNC's all-time record list … Also excels in the classroom, maintaining a 4.0 grade point average in Kinesiology … Named the University's Department of Athletics Male Sportsmanship Award winner in 2002-03 and 2004-05 … One of only eight UNC football players to earn Academic All-America honors in the program's history.

2005 Season

Consensus All-American and All-Great West Conference first-team preseason selection …

Listed as the most underrated free safety in the country by The NFL Draft Report.

2004 Season

All-American first-team choice by The Poor Man's Guide to the NFL Draft and the Sports Network, earning third-team accolades from the Associated Press … Named NCAA Division I-AA Defensive Back of the Year by Football Gazette … Added Academic All-American honors from ESPN … First-team All-Great West Football Conference and Academic All-Conference pick … Started every game at free safety, finishing second on the team with a career-high 116 tackles (65 solos) … His 116 hits were the most by a Bear in a season since Kevin McCaskey and David Hirsch both totaled 166 tackles in 1983 … Had a 5-yard sack and six stops for losses of 21 yards … Caused two fumbles and recovered another … Blocked two punts, returning one for a 2-yard gain … Deflected five passes and intercepted six others for 33 yards in returns … His six interceptions rank seventh on the school's season-record list and were the most by a UNC player since Vance Lechman picked off seven passes in 1986 … Of his 116 tackles, 24 came on third-down plays and six more came on fourth downs … Added seven tackles on the kick coverage units.

2004 Game Analysis

Note … Time listed inside brackets (x:xx) indicates start of the offensive drive.

North Dakota State … Opened the season in fine fashion, becoming the first defensive player to earn Player of the Week honors in the Great West Conference … Paced a defense that intercepted five passes, as Doughty produced 17 tackles (11 solos) with a pair of pass thefts and a forced fumble … Three of his stops came on third-down plays … Notable Plays -- First Quarter-On a second-and-2 play from the UNC 42, Tony Stauss threw a pass that Doughty picked off at the UNC 31 (12:50), setting up a scoring drive that was capped by Bears Justin Zaitz's 31-yard field goal (6:24) … Slipped past center Rob Hunt to tackle Kyle Steffes for a 1-yard loss after the halfback caught a first-and-10 pass thrown by Stauss from the NDSU 30, but it was ruled no play when Hunt was penalized ten yards for holding Doughty on the play … Second Quarter-Assisted cornerback Aaron Henderson in tackling Travis White after the receiver gained 20 yards on a first-and-10 pass by Stauss from the NDSU 30 (6:24) and two plays later (second-and-10, NDSU), Doughty stopped Cinque Chapman after a 9-yard run. Three plays later, Doughty stepped in front of a second-and-11 pass by Stauss and intercepted the ball at the UNC 24 … Took down Steffes from behind after the halfback gained 23 yards on a third-and-12 pass thrown at the UNC 35 by Stauss (7:37) … Third Quarter-On a third-and-6 play from the UNC 9, Doughty stopped Steffes after a 2-yard run (6:25) … Caused a fumble when he tackled Travis White after the receiver caught an 18-yard pass from Stauss on a first-and-10 play from the NDSU 10 (1:59) and the ball was recovered by Aaron Henderson at the NDSU 29, returning it 26 yards to the NDSU 3, where Justin Zaitz would then kick a 24-yard field goal on the following drive (14:56 in the fourth quarter) … Fourth Quarter-On a first-and-10 option pass thrown by White from the NDSU 33, Doughty came from the opposite end of the field to bring down tight end A.J. Cooper, who gained 21 yards on that catch (9:34) and seven plays later (second-and-4, UNC 25, Doughty prevented a touchdown when he brought down Steffes at the UNC 1 after a 24-yard run.

Maine … Collected eleven tackles (4 solos) with another stop on special teams … Four of his hits came on third-down plays and another on a fourth down … Notable Plays -- First Quarter-On the game's opening drive from scrimmage, Doughty took down Josh Radulski after a 6-yard catch of a Ron Whitcomb pass on a third-and-8 play from the UNC 29 and on the next play (fourth-and-2), Doughty tackled Marcus Williams after the tailback ran for a 6-yard gain. Four plays later, Doughty and defensive end Jeff Spletzer stopped Williams for no gain after a first-and-goal run from the UNC 5 (14:52) … Second Quarter-Teamed with defensive end Kurt Hout to stop Williams after a 6-yard gain on a third-and-2 run from the UM 47 (8:19) and three plays later (third-and-11, UM 49), Whitcomb hit Radulski with a 12-yard pass before Doughty tackled him … Chad Harter punted 31 yards from the UNC 7 to the UNC 38, where Kevin McMahan fielded the ball and returned it 11 yards before Doughty stopped him at the UNC 27 (1:48) … Third Quarter-Forced the opposition to punt when he killed a scoring drive by taking down Christian Pereira after an 11-yard gain on a third-and-12 pass thrown from the UM 32 by Whitcomb (5:56).

Idaho State … Was in on eight tackles with a pressure, two third-down stops and another on a fourth down play as he paced a secondary that intercepted four passes … Notable Plays -- First Quarter-Stopped Kyle McQuown after a 1-yard gain on a fourth-and-2 run from the ISU 46 (12:06) … Fourth Quarter-Brought down David Beverly after the tailback gained 10 yards on a third-and-6 run from the ISU 9 (3:39).

Montana … Followed with eight tackles (7 solos), including a 5-yard sack, 1.5 stops for minus 7 yards and a pressure … Added a tackle on special teams, one hit on a fourth down play and also made two third-down stop … Notable Plays -- First Quarter-At the UNC 49 on a second-and-9 play, Craig Ochs lobbed a short pass to Willie Walden, but Doughty sniffed out the play and tackled the tight end after a 2-yard gain (5:57). On the next play (third-and-7, UNC 47, Doughty pressured Ochs out of the pocket and the quarterback was sacked by defensive end Jeff Spletzer for an 8-yard loss, forcing Montana to punt … Second Quarter-On a second-and-12 pass by Ochs from the UM 39, Jon Talmage turned the reception into a 50-yard gain before Doughty hauled him down (13:11) … Again gave chase on a second-and-9 pass by Ochs from the UNC 48 that was caught by Levander Segars, stopping the receiver after a 21-yard gain (3:46). On the next play (first-and-10, UNC 27, Doughty broke into the back-field to sack Ochs for a 5-yard loss … Third Quarter-Chad Harter's 41-yard punt to the UM 31 was fielded by Segars and returned 16 yards before Doughty tackled him at the UM 47 … Teamed with linebacker Ryan Palmer to stop receiver Jefferson Heidelberger for a 4-yard loss on a third-and-4 reverse from the UNC 20 (5:12), forcing the Grizzlies to settle for a 41-yard field goal … Fourth Quarter-Doughty was penalized ten yards for an illegal block on Vincent Jackson's 2-yard return of Pete Sloan's 63-yard kickoff, as the ball was then placed at the UNC 13 (8:09).

Cal-Davis … Added thirteen tackles (5 solos) with a pressure … Intercepted a pass and had three pass break-ups … Made four of his tackles on third-down plays … Notable Plays -- First Quarter-On the game's opening series, he joined defensive end Jason McMillan in stopping O.J. Swanigan after the halfback gained 3 yards on a third-and-3 play from the UNC 33 (14:55) … Deflected a Jon Grant pass intended for Kevin Freeman on a second-and-11 toss from the UCD 44 (11:05) and again batted away the pass on the following play (third-and-11) as Grant attempted to connect with Freeman on consecutive plays … Second Quarter-Tony Keys slipped from the grasp of linebacker Thomas Smith, but Doughty was there to make the tackle after the receiver caught a third-and-8 pass thrown at midfield by Grant for a 17-yard gain (13:19) and three plays later (first-and-10, UNC 22), he assisted Smith in stopping Swanigan for no gain on a first-and-10 run from the UNC 22 … Jon Grant's second-and-9 pass from the UCD 40 was picked off by Doughty at the UCD 46 (12:55) … On a second-and-goal run by Nelson Doris from the UNC 4, Doughty tackled the tailback after a 2-yard gain (6:42) and on the next play (third-and-goal), Doughty slipped into the backfield to pressure Grant, who rolled out of the pocket and was then sacked by Smith for a 5-yard loss … Batted away a first-and-10 pass thrown by Grant at the UCD 35 that was intended for Tony Keys (1:48).

Southeastern Louisiana … Delivered a season-high 16 tackles (15 solos), with three of those hits coming on third-down plays … Had two stops for losses of 5 yards, a pass break-up and a 5-yard interception return as the secondary picked off three passes … Notable Plays -- First Quarter-Gave chase from the opposite end of the field to bring down Keylam Davis after the tailback took off on a first-and-10 run from the SLU 31 for a 22-yard scamper (4:56) and five plays later (first-and-10, UNC 18), Doughty tackled Ray Perkins for a 1-yard loss (along with defensive tackle Jacob Carlson) … Second Quarter-Forced SLU to punt when Doughty stopped Hutch Gonzalez one yard short of a first down on a 5-yard catch of a Martin Hankins third-and-6 pass from the SLU 37 (10:52) … At the UNC 40 on a second-and-10 play, Hankins threw a pass that Doughty intercepted and returned 5 yards to the UNC 45 (2:39), setting up a scoring drive that was capped by a 31-yard field goal by Justin Zaitz (0:37) … Third Quarter-Stopped Ray Perkins after a 2-yard gain on a first-and-goal run from the UNC 5 (2:55) and on the next play, Doughty deflected a Hankins pass at the UNC 3 that was intended for Robbie Scates, forcing SLU to settle for a 20-yard field goal two plays after … Fourth Quarter-At the UNC 36 on a second-and-5 run, Doughty brought down tailback Choni Francis for a 4-yard loss (9:04).

Florida Atlantic … Posted eleven tackles (5 solos) and assisted on a stop for a 3-yard loss … Recovered a fumble and made three third-down stops … Notable Plays -- First Quarter-On the third play of the game (third-and-9, FAU 21), Doughty tackled Jared Allen after the QB ran a bootleg for an 11-yard gain (14:55) … Third Quarter-On a second-and-9 run from the FAU 31, DeKolan James gained 2 yards, but fumbled the ball when the tailback was tackled by line-backer Ryan Palmer and Doughty recovered the pigskin at the FAU 28 (13:39), setting up a Bears scoring drive that was capped by a 1-yard touchdown run by QB Tony Christensen (14:51 of the fourth quarter) … Fourth Quarter-Came across the field to stop Doug Parker after a 19-yard gain on a first-and-10 run from the FAU 14 (14:44) … On a third-and-5 play from the UNC 32, Doughty teamed with defensive tackle Jared Wallen to stop Parker for a 5-yard loss, forcing FAU to punt on the next play (10:16).

Sam Houston State … Totaled nine tackles (5 solos) and assisted on a stop behind the line of scrimmage … Blocked a punt and made a stop on special teams … Also had a fourth-down tackle and two more on third-down plays … Notable Plays -- Second Quarter-Blocked a Curtis Parks punt that was recovered by linebacker Ryan Palmer at the SHSU 16 (9:30) … Assisted linebacker Wade Sumpter in stopping Robert Garmon for a 3-yard loss on a second-and-goal run from the UNC 2 (2:18) … Third Quarter-Chad Harter punted 32 yards from the UNC 22 to the SHSU 46, where Bernard Campbell fielded the ball and returned it 15 yards to the NC 39, where Doughty tackled him (13:25) … Fourth Quarter-Prevented a potential touchdown when Doughty ran down Jarrod Fuller after the receiver gained 28 yards on a third-and-4 pass by Dustin Long from the SHSU 26 (7:44).

Southern Utah … Blocked another punt and came up with eight tackles (4 solos) … Had a pair of stops on special teams, another on a fourth-down play and one more in third-down action … Also returned an interception 28 yards as the team picked off three passes … Notable Plays -- First Quarter-On the game's opening kickoff, Justin Walterschied fielded the ball at the SU 5 and returned it 30 yards before Doughty brought him down (15:00) … Three plays later (third-and-6, SU 39, 14:44), Casey Rehrer's pass was picked off by Doughty at the SU 48 and returned 28 yards to the SU 20 … Blocked a Trevor Ward punt at the SU 29 that would roll only four yards before Doughty recovered it (12:58), setting up a scoring drive that was capped by a 6-yard touchdown toss from UNC's Nick Hager to Jamar Farbes (2:19) … Second Quarter-Chased down Walterschied after the kickoff returner gained 55 yards before Doughty stopped him at the UNC 44 (12:58) … Third Quarter-Sniffed out the bootleg and ran down Rehrer after the QB gained 14 yards on a first-and-10 run from the SU 28 (10:25).

Cal Poly … Credited with six tackles (5 solos), including one stop on special teams … Notable Plays -- First Quarter-On the game's opening kickoff, Justin Zaitz booted the ball to the CP 26, where Matt McCormick would gain only one yard before Doughty crashed into him at the CP 27 (15:00).

South Dakota State … Closed out the season with nine tackles (6 solos) and two stops for losses of 5 yards … Caused a fumble, intercepted a pass and deflected another … Had two stops on special teams and recovered a blocked punt … Helped the defense that produced three pass thefts … Notable Plays -- First Quarter-Read the first-and-10 pass from Brad Nelson at the SDSU 26 perfectly, zeroing in on Justin Kubesh as he caught the ball to bring the receiver down for a 1-yard loss (8:43) … On a first-and-goal run from the UNC 8, Doughty stopped Anthony Watson for no gain (5:38) … Second Quarter-SDSU's Joey Abell blocked a Chad Harter punt at the UNC 41, but Doughty chased down the ball and recovered it at the UNC 12 (6:58) … At the UNC 15 on a first-and-10 run, Doughty tackled Watson for no gain (1:36) … Third Quarter-A 59-yard kickoff by Justin Zaitz was fielded by Solomon Johnson at the SDSU 6 and returned 20 yards before Doughty assisted linebacker West Busha in bringing the returner down at the SDSU 26 (15:00) … On the next play (first-and-10, SDSU 26, 14:55), Doughty tackled Watson for a 4-yard loss … Intercepted a Brad Nelson first-and-21 pass thrown at the SDSU 13 at the SDSU 39 (8:00) … Deflected a first-and-10 pass thrown from the SDSU 26 by Nelson that was intended for Ryan Lowry (5:58) … Fourth Quarter-Watson took a handoff on a second-and-2 run from the SDSU 16 and ran 14 yards before fumbling the ball when Doughty tackled him, but South Dakota State would recover the ball at the SDSU 43 (4:34).

2003 Season

CoSIDA Academic All-American selection … Second-Team All-Independent and first-team All-Colorado choice by the National Football Foundation … Started every game at free safety … Led the team with 87 tackles (53 solos) … Had three stops behind the line of scrimmage and recovered a fumble … Also deflected four passes … 22 of his tackles came on third-down plays while five others resulted in fourth-down stops … Added ten tackles on special teams.

2003 Game Analysis

New Mexico Highlands … Made three tackles, including a pair of stops on special teams … Notable Plays -- First Quarter-On a 57-yard kickoff by Justin Zaitz, Eddie Porto fielded the ball at the NMH 8 and returned it 16 yards before Doughty tackled him (0:38) … Second Quarter-Zaitz's 39-yard kickoff was returned 9 yards by Allyn Tobey before Doughty brought him down at the NMH 35 (0:20).

Western State, Colorado … Had five tackles, including one on a third-down stop, one more on a fourth-down play and yet another on special teams … Notable Plays -- First Quarter-On the game's opening drive, Chaumont Bouknight gained 5 yards on a third-and-3 play from the WSU 28 before being stopped by Doughty and on the next play (WSU 33), Doughty tackled Wes Smith for no gain on a rushing attempt (14:55) … Second Quarter-Assisted linebacker Ryan Palmer in tackling Bouknight for a 2-yard loss on a first-and-10 run from the UNC 26 (12:19).

Idaho State … Registered a season-high 16 tackles (9 solos) and assisted on a stop behind the line of scrimmage … Made two special teams tackles with two third-down stops and another on a fourth-down play … Notable Plays -- First Quarter-On the game's opening kickoff, David Beverly raced down the sidelines for a 31-yard return before Doughty brought him down at the ISU 41 … On a first-and-10 run from the UNC 24, Doughty assisted Mark Teerlinck in stopping Beverly for a 3-yard loss (14:52) … Chased down Sale' Key after the receiver caught a 24-yard pass from Roman Ybarra on a first-and-10 toss from the UNC 35 (5:26) … Second Quarter-A 64-yard kickoff by Justin Zaitz was fielded at the ISU 1 and returned 18 yards by Shack Okuebor before Doughty assisted linebacker Wade Sumpter in tackling the returner at the ISU 19 (13:25) … At the UNC 18 on a first-and-10 run, Doughty stopped Isaac Mitchell for no gain (7:52) … Deflected a first-and-10 pass from the ISU 34 thrown by Ybarra to Brett Fowler, but Doughty was penalized 15 yards for a personal foul on the play (2:28), placing the ball at the ISU 49. Three plays later (third-and-2, UNC 43), he tackled Mitchell after a 6-yard catch of a Ybarra pass, but ISU right offensive tackle Jamar Ikpi was penalized 11 yards for holding Doughty.

Minnesota State-Mankato … Had seven tackles (5 solos) with two third-down stops and another on a fourth-down play … Deflected a pass and added a tackle on special teams as the defense allowed only 198 yards … Notable Plays -- Second Quarter-Deflected a second-and-10 pass thrown by Ben King at the MS 20 that was intended for Kurt Sand (14:09) … Helped linebacker Caleb Rohloff take down Bobby Ruffin after the tailback caught a fourth-and-3 pass thrown by King at the UNC 37 for a 14-yard gain (8:23) … Third Quarter-On a third-and-goal run from the UNC 7, Doughty tackled Ruffin for a 6-yard loss, but the play was called back and Mankato was penalized 10 yards when right offensive tackle Pat Moriarty was flagged for holding Doughty (15:00) … Fourth Quarter-Chased down Ruffin after the tailback picked up 18 yards on a first-and-10 run from the MS 20 (6:50) … Tackled Ruffin after a 16-yard kickoff return at the MS 24 (2:35).

Montana State … Posted five tackles (4 solos), with three of those stops coming on third-down plays, as the Bears allowed only 126 yards passing … Notable Plays -- First Quarter-Took down Corey Smith after a 5-yard gain on a third-and-6 pass thrown from the UNC 18 by QB Travis Lulay, killing a 12-play, 67-yard drive when MSU missed on a 30-yard field goal try on the next play (8:53) … Fourth Quarter-Caught Lulay from behind after the quarterback ran 12 yards on a third-and-7 play from the MSU 35 (14:45).

Western Washington … Was in on twelve tackles (5 solos) and deflected a pass … Four of those stops were on third-down plays and another on fourth down … Notable Plays -- Second Quarter-Assisted defensive back Hassan Rashad in tackling Andy Olson after a 6-yard catch of a third-and-4 pass thrown at the WWU 29 by QB Steve Nichols (4:28) and three plays later, Doughty forced the opponent to punt when on a third-and-6 play from the WWU 29 Doughty tackled Nichols after a 5-yard run … Third Quarter-Assisted Tommy Cook in taking down tight end Rick Carte after he caught a fourth-and-4 pass from Nichols at the UNC 12 (7:50) … Fourth Quarter-Deflected a first-and-10 pass by Nichols thrown from the WWU 35 that was intended for Andy Olson (8:00).

Florida Atlantic … Came up with five tackles (3 solos), including one on a third-down play … Notable Plays -- First Quarter-Assisted defensive end Jason McMillan in stopping Anthony Jackson for a 1-yard loss on a second-and-goal run from the UNC 4 (5:30).

Adams State … Totaled six tackles (3 solos) and had a 2-yard interception return nullified by a penalty as the defense allowed only 258 yards … Notable Plays -- Second Quarter-On a third-and-26 pass from the ASU 45, QB Matt Gotta was intercepted by Doughty at the UNC 26 and he returned the ball 2 yards, but a roughing the passer penalty by UNC would nullify the pass theft (7:43).

Southern Utah … Followed with 13 tackles (9 solos), including two stops on third-down plays and also recovered a fumble … Notable Plays -- Second Quarter-Chased down Casey Rehrer after the quarterback took off for a 19-yard gain on a second-and-8 run from the UNC 45 (6:36) … Fourth Quarter-Recovered a fumble at the UNC 37 to preserve a 29-25 win when Rehrer ran on a first-and-10 play from the UNC 35, only to fumble the ball (0:26).

Augustana (S.D.) … Registered nine tackles (5 solos) with three third-down stops, two fourth-down hits and four more tackles on special teams as the Bears allowed only 83 yards passing and 179 yards in total offense … Notable Plays -- First Quarter-Assisted strong safety Charles Barnett on a third-and-7 pass by Ryan DeGraff thrown at the AU 23 that was caught by Sam Ward for an 8-yard gain before the Bears defenders converged on him (12:19) … Tackled Ryan Ovenden after the tailback picked up 4 yards on a third-and-10 run from the UNC 33 (12:19) to kill a 16-play, 51-yard drive, as Augustana would miss on a 46-yard field goal attempt on the following play … Third Quarter-Tackled Mitch Weber after a 20-yard kickoff return (11:14) … Weber fielded a Justin Zaitz 63-yard kickoff at the AU 2 and returned the ball 14 yards before Doughty crashed into him at the AU 16 (5:13) … Fourth Quarter-Assisted linebacker Wade Sumpter in tackling Weber on an 11-yard punt return (15:00).

Cal-Davis … Finished his sophomore season with six solo tackles, including two stops on third-down plays … Also deflected two passes … Notable Plays -- First Quarter-Deflected a Ryan Flanigan first-and-10 pass thrown from the UNC 46 that was intended for Jesse Oliva (12:43) … Second Quarter-Sniffed out the screen pass thrown by Flanigan at the UCD 25 on a first-and-10 play and tackled halfback O.J. Sawnigan for no gain (5:56) … Fourth Quarter-At the UNC 29 on a second-and-15 pass by Flanigan, Doughty broke up the pass intended for Oliva (4:31).

2002 Season

Second-team All-North Central Conference and first-team Academic All-NCC choice in his first season with the varsity … Named Midwest Region Freshman Defensive Back of the Year by D2Football.com … Despite missing most of the South Dakota game and the entire Augustana contest with a left quadriceps contusion, Ryan led the team with 104 tackles (53 solos) … He had an assisted sack and six stops for losses of 15 yards … Added a fumble recovery and nine pass deflections … Also intercepted four passes … 23 of his tackles came on third-down plays and had nine stops on fourth-downs … Also produced 13 tackles on special teams.

2002 Game Analysis

Western State, Colorado … Began his collegiate career with four tackles, including a pair of stops on third downs.

Montana … Added ten tackles (7 solos) with two stops on third-down plays … Intercepted a pass and deflected another … Also had a pressure … Notable Plays -- First Quarter-Pressured QB John Edwards out of the pocket and the passer was then sacked for a 3-yard loss by Anthony Dunn (8:18) … Second Quarter-Stopped halfback J.R. Waller after a 2-yard gain on a rushing attempt, but the play was nullified when right offensive tackle Sylan McFarland was penalized for holding Doughty (9:45) … Third Quarter-Intercepted a second-and-7 Edwards pass thrown from the UM 23 at the UM 44 (9:43), setting up a UNC scoring drive that was capped by Steve Cutlip's 1-yard touchdown run (6:35).

North Dakota … Delivered five tackles (3 solos) with two of those stops coming on fourth-down plays … Also recovered a fumble as the defense allowed only 199 yards … Notable Plays -- First Quarter-On the game's opening drive, he forced North Dakota to punt when on a third-and-8 play from the ND 18, he tackled Kelby Klosterman after the QB ran for a 5-yard gain (15:00) … Second Quarter-Recovered a bad punt snap on a fourth-and-3 play from the ND 46 (4:32), grabbing the ball at the ND 12 to set up a scoring drive that UNC's Adam Matthews concluded with a 1-yard touchdown run (2:07).

Minnesota State-Mankato … Came up with nine tackles (4 solos) and a stop for a 2-yard loss … Had three third-down stops and two fourth-down tackles … Also made two hits on special teams … Returned an interception 2 yards and deflected a pair of passes … Notable Plays -- Second Quarter-Forced Mankato to punt when he dragged down Arlin Slay after the tailback gained 10 yards on a third-and-13 run from the MSU 17 (4:46) … On the punt following that play, he pressured the center, with the result being a bad snap and then, strong safety Charles Barnett blocked Jay VanDenElzen's punt, which went only 21 yards, setting up UNC's Steve Cutlip's 28-yard touchdown pass to Eric Nelson (2:18) … Third Quarter-Picked off a zsecond-and-9 pass thrown from the MSU 32 by Aaron Shea at the UNC 49 and returned the ball 2 yards (7:08) … Fourth Quarter-Assisted linebacker Caleb Rohloff in tackling VanDenElzen for a 3-yard loss on a fake punt from the MSU 37 (9:15) … Deflected a first-and-10 pass thrown by Shea at the UNC 47 that was intended for Jeffrey Nord (5:03).

Nebraska-Omaha … Totaled a career-high 21 tackles, including an impressive 16 hits vs. the run … Six of his stops came on third-down plays and another on a fourth down … Had one stop for a 3-yard loss and a pass deflection that preserved a 30-23 double-overtime win … It marked the team's first victory over Nebraska-Omaha since the 1975 season … He earned NCC Player of the Week honors for his performance … His 21 tackles rank seventh on the school's game-record list and were the most by a UNC player since Tom Vertovec tallied 25 hits vs. Augustana in 1984 … Notable Plays -- Third Quarter-Stopped J.E, Johnson after a 2-yard gain on a third-and-5 run from the UNC 49 (14:55) … Tracked down Chris Denney to prevent a touchdown after the receiver gained 34 yards on a third-and-9 pass thrown by Trey Guidry from the UNO 28 (4:33) … Second Overtime-On a third-and-goal bootleg from the UNC 5, Doughty tackled Guidry for a 3-yard loss and on the next play (fourth-and-goal, UNC 8, Guidry's pass intended for Thadd Recek was deflected by Doughty, ending the game in a 30-23 UNC triumph.

Saint Cloud State … Had eight tackles (3 solos) with a pass deflection … Notable Plays -- Second Quarter-On a second-and-7 play from the UNC 25, Doughty batted away a Keith Heckenhorf pass intended for Ben Nelson (2:30).

South Dakota … Made a pair of third-down tackles before leaving the game in the first quarter with a left quadriceps contusion.

Augustana (S.D.) … Did not play (quadriceps).

North Dakota State … Returned to action with five tackles, including one on a third-down play as the defense allowed only 185 yards … Notable Plays -- Third Quarter-Stopped Alex Belquist just short of a first down on a third-and-17 pass by Craig Gorder thrown at the NDSU 39 that gained 16 yards (13:30) … Fourth Quarter-At the NDSU 27 on a first-and-10 run, Doughty tackled Rod Malone for no gain (11:56).

South Dakota State … Posted six tackles (4 solos) with one third-down stop as the Bears gave up only 273 yards in total offense … Notable Plays -- Second Quarter-Stopped Scott Nedved just short of the goal line after the tailback took a handoff on a first-and-goal play from the UNC 6 for a 5-yard gain (14:40).

New Haven … Made seven tackles, deflected a pass and intercepted another … Added three tackles on special teams as he paced a defense that held New Haven to only 60 yards in total offense and picked off three passes in the season finale … Notable Plays -- First Quarter-On the game's opening kickoff, Doughty tackled Kevin Nelson after a 19-yard return (15:00) … Assisted Hassan Rashad in taking down Devin Robinson after the receiver gained 5 yards on a third-and-7 pass thrown by Ron D'Innocenzio from the NH 26 (7:22) … Second Quarter-Intercepted D'Innocenzio's second-and-124 pass thrown from the NH 34 at the UNC 31 (11:52) … Tackled Osric Bittle on a 24-yard kickoff return (1:56) … Third Quarter-Mike Swim's 58-yard kickoff was fielded by Bittle at the NH 7 and he returned it 10 yards before Doughty brought him down (8:38).

Central Missouri (NCAA Division II Playoffs) … Had only three tackles, but assisted on a sack, intercepted a pass, deflected three others and recovered a blocked punt … His big plays helped the team overcome a 21-0 deficit in the first five minutes of the game to spark a 49-28 victory … Commenting on the win after the game, Doughty said, "Coach Dobbs said stay deep and we worked on our passing game, you know I made a mistake that first play and luckily we didn't let it happen again. With their offense they have a good running back and receiver, we thought they would just come out and try to establish a running game like most people, it definitely caught us by surprise and they took advantage of it. We couldn't take the points off the board after it was 21, the special teams hurt us today but we wound up taking care of the run." … Notable Plays -- First Quarter-Joined Steve Frye in sacking QB Dennis Gile for a 5-yard loss on a first-and-10 play from the CMSU 22 (9:43). On the next play (second-and-15, CMSU 17, he intercepted Gile's pass at the UNC 43 … Deflected a first-and-10 pass thrown by Gile at the UNC 39 that was intended for Todd Devoe (6:09) … At the CMSU 10 on a second-and-20 play, Doughty knocked down Gile's pass before Nate Thomas could catch it (2:45) and on the following play, strong safety Charles Barnett blocked Jason Brown's punt at the CMSU 10. Doughty recovered the ball at the CMSU 15, setting up a 23-yard touchdown run by Bears tailback Adam Matthews (1:50).

Northwest Missouri (Division II Playoffs) … Recorded nine tackles (6 solos) with two stops for losses of 6 yards … Made a pair of special team tackles and had three stops on third-down plays.

Grand Valley State (Division II Semi-finals) … Finished the year with 15 tackles (10 solos) and a stop behind the line of scrimmage … Three of those stops came on the punt coverage unit … Notable Plays -- Second Quarter-Tackled Scott Mackey after a 5-yard punt return at the GVSU 37 (13:22) … Brought down Reggie Spearman for a 1-yard loss on a first-and-goal run from the UNC 10 (6:36) … Fourth Quarter-On Chad Harter's 50-yard punt to the GVSU 15, Mackey returned the ball 25 yards before Doughty leveled the returner (15:00) with assistance from linebacker Wade Sumpter at the GVSU 40.

2001 Season

Redshirted as a freshman … Performed on the scout team as a strong safety.

Injury Report

2002: Sat out the Augustana (S.D.) game after leaving early in the first quarter vs. South Dakota with a left quadriceps contusion (10/19).

Agility Tests

Campus: 4.68 in the 40-yard dash … 300-pound bench press … 500-pound squat … 350-pound power clean … 31 -inch arm length … 9 5/8-inch hands … Right-handed … Wears contacts … 30/39 Wonderlic score.

Combine: 4.68-second 40-yard dash. … 37-inch vertical jump. … 10'01" broad jump. … Bench-pressed 225 pounds 15 times.

High School

Attended Roosevelt (Johnstown, Colo.) High School, playing football for coach Ed Eastin … Consensus first-team All-State selection by the Rocky Mountain News and Denver Post, helping Roosevelt High to a Class 2A state runner-up finish in 2000 … Recorded 19 tackles in that championship game and had 116 for the season as a senior … Ranked second in the state (class 2A) with eight interceptions and was also an excellent kicker, leading the Class 2A with 61 points (52 extra points, 3 field goals) … Was twice named to the All-Conference team in football and also earned All-Conference honors in basketball and track.

Personal

Kinesiology major, with an emphasis in Physical Education … Named the University of Northern Colorado department of athletics Male Sportsmanship Award winner in 2002-03 and 2004-05 … Son of Susan and Marlon Doughty … Reed and his wife, Katherine, were married on June 15, 2002 … Born 11/04/82 in Greeley, Colorado … Resides in Johnstown, Colorado.

 
 

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