Redshirt junior who led the team in receptions and yards and continued to climb Florida State's career charts...started 13 times and played in all 14 games...caught 58 passes in 14 games (4.14 pg)...his 614 receiving yards led the team...climbed to sixth on the all-time receiving list with 141 receptions and now ranks 19th for career receiving yards with 1,619 yards...Reed's touchdown reception against Samford in the opener was his first since the 2008 season...collected his career-long TD reception - a 44-yard strike from Christian Ponder - for the decisive points in the win at Maryland...he matched his career-high with nine receptions (89 yards) against BYU and logged his season-best yardage total with 93 on six catches at Maryland...was a weapon in FSU's running game as well...Reed's 42-yard touchdown run on a reverse equaled his career-long and provided the winning points against Boston College.
Played extensively in all 13 games and made three starts during his redshirt sophomore campaign...came up one reception and 19 yards shy of leading the team in both receiving categories, behind graduated senior Rod Owens...finished the season with career-bests for receptions (60) and receiving yards (710), but surprisingly failed to find the end zone as a receiver...tied for 8th in the ACC with 4.7 receptions per game and was 10th with 59.17 receiving yards a game...ranked third on the team with 807 all purpose yards...eclipsed the 100-yard receiving standard for the first two times in his career...had a career-high nine receptions for 114 yards against USF and followed a week later with seven catches for 106 yards at Boston College...notched eight receptions against North Carolina in the Seminoles' come-from-behind victory...caught at least one ball in 12 of 13 games on the year...was an integral part of FSU's running game, rolling up 94 yards on 18 carries, which included fourth quarter TD runs against NC State and Maryland...his 3-yard scoring run against NC State came with 1:36 to play and stood as the game-winner in a 45-42 contest...Reed had a career-high 44 rushing yards on four carries against the Wolfpack.
Participated in November 2008 on-campus altercation between several Seminoles football players and fraternity members, charged with misdemeanor battery and got charges dropped for pre-trial diversion program. Suspended for one game for missing classes. Played in 10 games and finished fourth on the team with 551 all-purpose yards...collected at least one reception in eight of 10 games and finished the season with 23 receptions for 295 yards and three touchdowns, which was good for a share of the team lead...also carried the ball nine times for 61 yards...amassed 100-plus all-purpose yards against Chattanooga and Miami...closed the season with a career-high five receptions against Wisconsin in the Champs Sports Bowl.
Four-star athlete who ranks in the top 25 overall in the state of Florida...a Rivals250 member and the 18th-highested rated athlete prospect this season according to Rivals...timed at 4.2 in the 40 with a 33" vertical leap...played QB at Bay High School and threw for 2,500 yards and rushed for 1,200 with 16 combined touchdowns...Scouts Inc. calls Reed an "electrifying speedster in space and a nightmare to handle one-on-one in the open field"...FSWAA Class 3A Honorable Mention All-State as a quarterback...chose FSU over Florida, Alabama, South Carolina, West Virginia, NC State and USF.
Born June 1, 1988.
- Florida State Pro Day: Through high school and in college, receiver Bert Reed was always been one of the fastest players on the field and he showed that in Tallahassee at Florida State's Pro Day. He ran an "official" 4.46 in the 40-yard dash, but several scouts had him in the 4.3's. Reed, who measured in at 5'10" and 183 pounds, added very good times in the short shuttle (4.32), 3-cone drill (7.21), vertical (34") and broad jump (10'2"). He didn't receive an invite to the NFL Combine last month and projects as a late-round or priority free agent. Running backs Jermaine Thomas and Ty Jones also worked out with average numbers in the 40-yard dash with Thomas running a 4.62 and Jones a 4.75. Offensive tackle Andrew Datko kept his results from the Combine, but was able to lift 225-pounds 20 times. He skipped the bench press in Indianapolis because of his shoulder injury. The highest rated Seminoles in this draft class, linebacker Nigel Bradham and offensive tackle Zebrie Sanders, decided to stick with their numbers from the Combine. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
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