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40 Reid Fleming
  • Linebacker
  • 6-0, 233
  • 2000-2003, 4L
  • Panama City (Rutherford HS)

CAREER: Played in 43 games, for 1,073 plays...Also played in the 2001 Sugar Bowl and 2002 Orange Bowl... 90 career tackles (56 solo)...Saw limited time at fullback (fall of 2001)...

2003: Played in every game with eight starts (Miami, Tennessee, Ole Miss, Arkansas, Georgia, Vanderbilt, FSU, Iowa)...Also saw action on extra point and field goal teams...Ranked second among UF linebackers with 68 tackles...68 tackles for the season was more than three times his three-year total (22) entering his senior season...Also has four TFL, a pass breakup and a fumble recovery...Ranked second on the linebacking unit with 660 plays...Started the first game of his career at No. 3 Miami and finished with a then career-high five tackles, including four solo stops...Posted a career-high 10 tackles vs. Georgia...Tied for third on the team with eight tackles and had a pass breakup vs. Tennessee...Had one TFL, a tackle and a fumble recovery vs. SJSU...Named a Gator game captain at eventual national champion LSU and vs. Iowa...

2002: A reserve linebacker who also played on kickoff and punt coverage teams...Played in every game and ranked fourth among linebackers with 196 plays...Tied for second on the team with 12 special teams tackles... Named UF's Special Teams Player of the Game after recording a season-best four tackles on punt and kick coverage vs. South Carolina ...Had a career-high four tackles vs. Miami...

2001: Named the squad's most improved linebacker during the spring... Started fall drills at LB and was then moved to FB due to injuries at that spot and then moved back to LB after the season opener ...Saw action in 10 of 11 regular season games (all but Kentucky) for 135 plays and also played in the Orange Bowl...Also saw action on special teams...Nine tackles on the season at linebacker...

2000: A true freshman who battled for playing time at middle linebacker and also saw time on special teams... Played in seven of 12 regular season games (Mississippi State, LSU, Auburn, Georgia, Vanderbilt, Florida State and SEC Championship versus Auburn) and the Nokia Sugar Bowl...Missed the first four games of season due to a knee injury...Eight tackles on the season ...Saw first action as a Gator versus Mississippi State, recording five tackles, one solo...

PREP: One of the state's top linebackers who garnered prep All-America honors...Named to National Bluechips All-America Team and that publication ranked him among the nation's top 20 inside linebackers... SuperPrep ranked him among the state's top three linebackers...A first-team All- State (5A) selection for a Springfield Rutherford squad that advanced to the 1999 state title game...A two-year starter who registered 120 tackles in 1999 with 11 for a loss...Selected to play in Florida-Georgia All-Star Game...A member of the National Honor Society and Fellowship of Christian Athletes ...Also visited Florida State, Georgia Tech and South Carolina...High school coach was Steve Hardin...


Career Defensive Stats:
year ut-at tt tbl qbs ff fr pd int
2000 2-6 8 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 6-3 9 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 4-1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 44-24 68 4 0 0 1 1 0
Total 56-34 90 4 0 0 1 1 0

Career Highs:
Total Tackles: 10 (Georgia, 2003)
QB Sacks: -
Forced Fumbles: -
Interceptions: -
Big Plays: 2 (SJSU, 2003)

PERSONALITY PROFILE

  • He is the youngest of three brothers to play Division I football. Brother Robert was an offensive guard at Duke (1997-2000) and other brother Ryan was a linebacker at Georgia (1998-2001)
  • Father, Robert, graduated from Florida in 1970
  • Has been a Gator fan all his life and dreamed about playing in "The Swamp"
  • Individual he most admires is his grandfather, who fought in World War II and has shown courage throughout his life
  • Favorite thing about football was making the big play that makes the crowd go crazy
  • Interests include hunting and fishing
  • Favorite class at UF was Plants, Plagues and People
2003 game-by-game

Games played: 13
                                     |---------TACKLES---------| |-FUMBLE-|         Pass 
 Date         Opponent               Solo  Ast  Total    TFL-Yds  FF FR-Yds Int-Yds  Brk 
 Aug 30, 2003 SAN JOSE ST............   0    1      1    1.0-1     0  1-0     0-0      0 
 Sep 06, 2003 at MIAMI Hurricanes....   4    1      5    0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0      0 
 Sep 13, 2003 FLORIDA A&M............   0    1      1    0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0      0 
 Sep 20, 2003 TENNESSEE..............   4    4      8    0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0      1 
 Sep 27, 2003 at Kentucky............   5    1      6    0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0      0 
 Oct 04, 2003 OLEMISS................   4    4      8    0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0      0 
 Oct 11, 2003 at LSU.................   1    2      3    0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0      0 
 Oct 18, 2003 at Arkansas............   3    0      3    1.0-1     0  0-0     0-0      0 
 Nov 01, 2003 vs Georgia.............   8    2     10    0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0      0 
 Nov 08, 2003 VANDERBILT.............   5    2      7    1.0-1     0  0-0     0-0      0 
 Nov 15, 2003 at South Carolina......   3    0      3    0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0      0 
 Nov 29, 2003 FLORIDA STATE..........   3    4      7    1.0-3     0  0-0     0-0      0 
 Jan 1, 2004  vs IOWA................   4    2      6    0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0      0 
 Totals..............................  44   24     68    4.0-6     0  1-0     0-0      1

 

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