Transfer from Florida State...It's been a rough summer for Greg Reid. Only a few weeks after being dismissed by Florida State, the Valdosta State senior cornerback tore his ACL in the final preseason scrimmage, ending his 2012 season.
Junior cornerback who was part of a three-man starting rotation with Mike Harris and Xavier Rhodes...played in 11 games and started nine of them...registered 32 tackles (27 unassisted, five assisted), one tackle for loss, two interceptions and five pass breakups... tallied a season-high five tackles twice against Duke and Miami...played one of his best defensive games of the season at Florida where he intercepted two passes in the first half and returned one 12 yards to set up FSU's first TD...is a threat to score as a punt returner with three career TDs...his third career punt return TD came against Miami, when he sprinted 83 yards to the end zone in the final minute of the first half...moved into second place in FSU history with 89 career returns and 1,117 return yards...ranks fifth all-time in the ACC in career punt return yards (1,117) and fifth in career punt return average (12.6)...returned 37 punts for 416 yards while averaging 11.2 yards per return leading the ACC in returns, punt return yards and ranking third in the league and 17th nationally in punt return average...named one of three most valuable players on special teams at the team's annual banquet.
A 14-game starter at the boundary cornerback position after making the transition as primary nickelback in 2009...capped off the season by earning Chick-fil-A Bowl Defensive MVP after racking up five tackles, two forced fumbles and four pass breakups in the win over SEC East Champion South Carolina...led the team and ranked fifth in the ACC in kickoff returns (23.9 avg), amassing an FSU single-season record 724 yards on 30 returns with a long of 55...set a single-game school record with 193 kickoff return yards against North Carolina, breaking a mark that stood for 36 years...also led the `Noles in punt returns with 314 yards on 31 attempts (10.1 avg), including a 74-yarder for a touchdown in the opener against Samford, which was the second of his career.
Ranked fourth on the team with 65 tackles, including 54 solo stops, which tied for second-most among `Noles...had a career-high 10 tackles against Oklahoma...led the Seminoles with 14 pass breakups and 17 passes defended...recorded second-most interceptions (3), including a career-best two in FSU's road win at Virginia...also notched a drive-stopping fourth quarter interception in the win over Maryland...honorable mention All-ACC defensive back...his 742 kickoff return yards were the most in a single-season by a Seminole surpassing Michael Ray Garvin's (697) mark in 2007...given the Mr. Versatile Award at the annual football team banquet.
Played all 13 games in his first season at Florida State...led the nation in punt return average at 18.4 yards per return...ranks fourth in the ACC with an average of 25.5 yards per kick return...registered two touchdowns on the year one on a punt return of 68 yards against Wake Forest, the other on a 63-yard interception return against BYU... recorded a career-high four tackles (3 solos) against Georgia Tech... posted three tackles and added an interception in his first career game against Miami.
Rated as the No. 15 on the ESPNU150 and the No. 2 cornerback in the nation ... listed as the No. 27 player nationally on the Rivals100 and ranked as the website's No. 4 cornerback... a five-star recruit by Rivals.com ... listed as the top-ranked player at any position in Florida by Rivals.com and the nation's top cover corner ... Scout.com rates Reid as the No. 7 cornerback and the nation's No. 56 overall recruit ... a SuperPrep Elite 50 player (No. 49), the No. 3 athlete in the nation and the publication's No. 3 player in Georgia.
Bio: Parade All-American ... Under Armour All-American ... EA Sports First Team All-American ... SuperPrep All-American ... MVP of the Under Armour All-Star Game ... the Georgia Sports Writers Association's Player of the Year and a first team AAAAA All-State selection ... The Atlanta Journal-Constitution All-Class Georgia Player of the Year ... member of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100 ... on the Orlando Sentinel All-Southern team ... No. 13 on the Mobile Press-Register's Super Southeast 120... also an outstanding offensive player at Lowndes ... as a senior in 2008 rushed for 1,242 yards on 118 carries and 16 touchdowns ... caught eight p asses for 234 yards and two touchdowns... had 28 total tackles with 21 solo, nine interceptions that he returned for 1 28 yards and one fumble recovery ... returned 14 punts for 267 yards and five kicks for 85 yards ... as a junior made 50 tackles with two interceptions while rushing for over 1,00 yards.