One of the nation's top hard-hitting safeties who is a leader on and off the field for the Tigers ... Came on strong during his freshman season and emerged as the starter at free safety as a sophomore where he became a second-team All-America recipient ... A strong athlete who uses his size and instincts on the field to put himself in a position to make plays ... Reminds people of former LSU All-American LaRon Landry, now a member of the New York Jets ... Heads into his junior season as a candidate for the Lott Trophy, which recognizes on and off the field performance ... Carries a 3.2 grade point average in LSU's E.J. Ourso College of Business ... Has made 16 career starts and played in 26 games ... In two seasons, has recorded 108 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, four interceptions, one fumble recovery and one forced fumble.
Reid continued a trend of outstanding defensive backs at LSU as the school has now produced six first-team All-American defensive backs under Les Miles, including four over the past three years. Reid was named one of five permanent team captains for LSU in 2012. Reid said that he is two semesters shy of graduating and that he will continue to pursue his degree during the offseason.
Earned SEC Defensive Player of the Week recognition and was named the Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week after he had six tackles, including one for a six-yard loss, a forced fumble and a key interception in the fourth quarter at Alabama ... The game-changing pick, voted the top defensive play of the regular season by ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit, occurred in the fourth quarter when Reid battled tight end Mike Williams and came down with the ball at the 1-yard line ... Posted seven solo tackles against Auburn and added his first career forced fumble ... Earned his third career interception and first of the season at Tennessee and finished with four tackles ... Recorded four tackles and his first career fumble recovery in the opener against Oregon ... His fumble recovery in the third quarter against the Ducks set up a short touchdown drive that gave LSU a double-digit lead ... Earned the starting spot at free safety during the fall and emerged as a team leader.