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Jordan Reed

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Height
6' 3"
CLASS
RJR
Hometown
New London, Conn.
Weight
243 lbs.
Experience
2L
School
New London
Jordan Reed

CAREER:

Played in 35 games and started a total of 26 at the quarterback and tight end positions…Owned 79 career receptions for 945 yards and six touchdowns, averaging 12.0 yards per catch…Declared for the 2013 NFL Draft.

 

HONORS:

Named a 2012 First Team Offense AP, All-SEC Second-Team Offense, Coaches’ All-SEC and Phil Steele All-SEC Second Team…Was on the John Mackey Midseason Watch List.

 

2012:

Started in 12 of 13 games and led the Gators in receiving with 45 catches for 559 yards and three touchdowns…Averaged 12.4 yards per reception, with a long of 39 yards…Ranked tied for ninth in the nation in receptions for the season…Recorded a career-high 85 yards against Louisiana…Tied a career-high five receptions in four games (vs. Texas A&M, Tennessee, Georgia, Louisiana)…Tied for second-most receiving touchdowns…Recorded four receptions and two touchdowns in the win over South Carolina…22 of his receptions were good for a first down and had a team-leading 23 receptions of 10-plus yards…Led the team or tied for the team-high in receptions in 11 of 12 games… Reed’s 38 catches in the first 10 games surpassed the total posted by UF’s top receiver in 2011 (Chris Rainey-31) and tied Deonte Thompson’s team-leading total of 38 from the 2010 season…Caught a 23-yard pass for a touchdown against Tennessee that gave the Gators’ the lead for good in a 37-20 win.

 

2011:

Appeared in 11 games, with 10 starts on the year…Missed action against Tennessee and Kentucky due to injuries…Gained 307 yards with 28 catches on the year, to average 11.0 yards/catch and 34.1 yards/game…17 of his 28 catches on the year were good for a first down, including five that converted third or fourth downs into first downs…Led the team in catches against Alabama (5), Georgia (4), South Carolina (5) and Furman (4)…Recorded his second touchdown reception of the season and third of his career off of a 19-yard toss from John Brantley vs. Furman when he grabbed four passes for 56 yards…Totaled 62 receiving yards against South Carolina off of five catches…Caught his first receiving touchdown of the season when he nabbed a 31-yard catch from John Brantley on a 4th-and-19 situation against the Bulldogs, which also accounted for a career-long catch…Accumulated a career-high 69 yards receiving on four catches against Georgia…Totaled a personal-best 5 receptions against both Alabama and South Carolina…Posted 31 receiving yards from five catches against Alabama’s No. 1-rated defense…Named to Phil Steele’s Preseason All-SEC Fourth Team (TE)…Selected the College Football Performance Awards National Tight End of the Week following his performance against Georgia.

 

2010:

Played in 12 games, with four starts…Missed the season opener against Miami University with a right knee injury…Started vs. Tennessee, Alabama, LSU and Penn State…Had six catches for 79 yards (13.2 average) and one touchdown and gained 335 rushing yards on 77 attempts (4.4 average) and five touchdowns…Rushed for a team-high 75 yards and completed eight of 13 passes for 60 yards in the Gators’ win over Penn State in the Outback Bowl…Completed two of his four passes for 12 yards and rushed 13 times for 74 yards (5.4 average) in Florida’s game vs. Florida State…Against Appalachian State, had 71 yards on 11 rushes and three touchdowns…Completed two of his three passes for 14 yards and a touchdown to John Brantley vs. Appalachian State…Went 3-for-7 for 46 yards passing and one touchdown vs. South Carolina. Also rushed eight times for 12 yards and recorded one reception for 15 yards…Threw his first career touchdown pass on the first play of the second quarter vs. Vanderbilt. It was his first-career passing attempt and resulted in a 31-yard touchdown to Deonte Thompson…Against Vanderbilt, went 11-for-19 for 130 passing yards and one touchdown. Also rushed 16 times for 84 yards and scored a touchdown…Had three rushes for 19 yards, including a 12-yard rush in UF’s victory over Georgia…Recorded his first-career rushing touchdown on a one-yard run vs. LSU. Also had one reception for 12 yards…Had one reception for 22 yards in his first-career start in Florida’s victory over Tennessee…Saw action for the first time as a Gator and had a two-yard touchdown reception for his first career catch against USF in the fourth quarter to complete Florida’s scoring.

 

2009:

Dressed for five games but did not see any game action…Earned a redshirt.

 

PRIOR TO FLORIDA:

As a junior, he completed 122-of-222 passes for 1,706 yards and 28 touchdowns…Threw only two interceptions…Also rushed for 370 yards and eight touchdowns…Three-year starter for the New London Whalers…Known for his great size and incredible arm strength…Led New London to an undefeated regular season in 2007…Chose Florida over Connecticut, Oregon, Boston College and Maryland…Coached by Jack Cochrane…Ranked by Rivals as the 10th-best dual-threat quarterback and the second-best prospect from the state of Connecticut…Member of the ESPNU Top 150…Finalist for the 2008 Joe Montana High School Quarterback of the Year.

 

REED’S CAREER HIGHS

Rushes: 24 (Penn State, 2010)

Rush Yds: 84 (Vanderbilt, 2010)

Rush TDs: 3 (Appalachian State, 2010)

Long Rush: 22 (Vanderbilt, 2010)

Catches: 5 (6x, last Louisiana, 2011)

Receiving Yds: 85 (Louisiana, 2012)

Receiving Tds: 2 (South Carolina, 2012)

Long Catch: 39 (Georgia, 2012)

Pass Attempts: 19 (Vanderbilt, 2010)

Pass Completions: 11 (Vanderbilt, 2010)

Passing TDs: 1 (3x, last Appalachian State, 2010)

Long Pass: 31 (Vanderbilt, 2010)

Interceptions: 1 (Vanderbilt, 2010)

 

CAREER RECEIVING STATISTICS

Year

No

Yds

Avg

TDs

Lg

2010

6

79

13.2

1

22

2011

28

307

11.0

2

31

2012

45

559

12.4

3

39

Totals:

79

945

12.0

6

39

 

CAREER RUSHING STATISTICS

Year

No

Yds

Avg

TDs

Lg

2010

77

328

4.3

5

22

Totals:

77

328

4.3

5

22

 

CAREER PASSING STATISTICS

Year

Att

Cmp

Yds

Pct

Int

TDs

Lg

Eff

2010

46

26

252

0.57

1

3

31

119.71

Totals:

46

26

252

0.57

1

3

31

119.71

 

Game-by-game stats

Date

Opponent

W/L

Att

Cmp

Yds

Yd/A

TD

Int

Sack

Lost

Rate

Rush

Yds

Avg

TD

Rec

Yds

Avg

TD

9/11/2010

SoFla

W

0

0

0

-

0

0

0

0

-

0

0

-

0

1

2

2.0

1

9/18/2010

@Tenn

W

0

0

0

-

0

0

-

-

-

0

0

-

0

1

22

22.0

0

10/2/2010

@Ala(1)

L

0

0

0

-

0

0

0

0

-

0

0

-

0

1

17

17.0

0

10/9/2010

LSU(12)

L

0

0

0

-

0

0

-

-

-

2

0

0.0

1

1

12

12.0

0

10/16/2010

MissSt

L

0

0

0

-

0

0

0

0

-

0

0

-

0

1

11

11.0

0

10/30/2010

*UGa

W

0

0

0

-

0

0

-

-

-

3

19

6.3

0

0

0

-

0

11/6/2010

@Vandy

W

19

11

120

6.3

1

1

1

1

117.8

16

84

5.3

1

0

0

-

0

11/13/2010

SC(22)

L

7

3

46

6.6

1

0

1

4

145.2

8

12

1.5

0

1

15

15.0

0

11/20/2010

App

W

3

2

14

4.7

1

0

0

0

215.9

11

71

6.5

3

0

0

-

0

11/27/2010

@FlaSt(22)

L

4

2

12

3.0

0

0

0

0

75.2

13

74

5.7

0

0

0

-

0

1/1/2011

*PSU

W

13

8

60

4.6

0

0

0

0

100.3

24

68

2.8

0

0

0

-

0

2010 Totals

Team Record: 8-5

46

26

252

5.5

3

1

2

5

119.7

77

328

4.3

5

6

79

13.2

1

Date

Opponent

W/L

Rec

Yds

Avg

TD

9/3/2011

FlaAtl

W

2

28

14.0

0

9/10/2011

UAB

W

2

19

9.5

0

10/1/2011

Ala(3)

L

5

31

6.2

0

10/8/2011

@LSU(1)

L

2

8

4.0

0

10/15/2011

@Auburn(24)

L

1

5

5.0

0

10/29/2011

*UGa(22)

L

4

69

17.3

1

11/5/2011

Vandy

W

3

29

9.7

0

11/12/2011

@SC(15)

L

5

62

12.4

0

11/19/2011

Furman

W

4

56

14.0

1

2011 Totals

Team Record: 7-6

28

307

11.0

2

Date

Opponent

W/L

Rec

Yds

Avg

TD

9/1/2012

BGSU

W

3

33

11.0

0

9/8/2012

@TexA&M

W

5

59

11.8

0

9/15/2012

@Tenn(23)

W

5

60

12.0

1

9/22/2012

Kty

W

3

41

13.7

0

10/6/2012

LSU(4)

W

3

30

10.0

0

10/13/2012

@Vandy

W

2

14

7.0

0

10/20/2012

SC(9)

W

4

44

11.0

2

10/27/2012

*UGa(12)

L

5

74

14.8

0

11/3/2012

Mizzou

W

3

16

5.3

0

11/10/2012

UL-Laf

W

5

85

17.0

0

11/17/2012

JacSt

W

2

42

21.0

0

11/24/2012

@FlaSt(10)

W

4

54

13.5

0

1/2/2013

*Lou(22)

L

1

7

7.0

0

2012 Totals

Team Record: 11-2

45

559

12.4

3

 

What they’re saying…

 “I think he's done a good job. He's kind of been really our go-to guy with the high catch total. He's so flexible that you can match him up on the outside, on the inside, do some multiple things with him. And I think it shows that he's grown because you've seen us put him in a lot of different positions, so I give him a lot of credit for that.” (12/19/12)
Brent Pease, UF offensive coordinator

 

“Reed's late fumble at Georgia should not overshadow his emergence as Florida's best weapon in the passing game. Reed has wide receiver skills at 6-foot-3, 243 pounds, making him a fit for NFL offenses increasingly reliant on tight ends in the passing game. The sure-handed Reed has 38 catches on 49 targets and averages 12 yards a reception.” (11/15/12)
Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel

(After the Louisiana win): “He’s a big-time player for us. We always know we can count him and he showed that with that catch and a lot of other ones he has made for us.” (11/11/12)
Sharrif Floyd, UF defensive tackle

 

(After the Louisiana win): “It feels a lot different. Two weeks ago I lost the game for us and this week I made a play to help us win.” (11/11/12)
Jordan Reed, UF tight end

 

“QB Jeff Driskel doesn't have one go-to WR, so he looks Reed's way often, especially in the red zone.” (10/24/12)
Daniel Lewis, CBSSports.com

 

"He is a big target in those short-yardage situations and can make plays for us. He is one our top weapons." (10/21/12)
Frankie Hammond, UF wide receiver

 

"The defense has to account for him. They have to know where he is at all times. Football is about mismatches and he is definitely a mismatch.” (10/21/12)
Jeff Driskel, UF quarterback

 

“He’s one of their big weapons. He’ll be playing in the NFL one day.” (9/13/12)
Derek Dooley, former Tennessee Head Coach

 

“He’s developing tremendously. He’s learning. He’s doing a great job in the run game. He’s got good hands. He’s coming along, you know? He provides a big opportunity for us to be able to put him in a lot of spots.” (9/12/12)
Brent Pease, UF offensive coordinator

 

“He looks like a perfect fit for the system of new offensive coordinator Brent Pease.” (9/12/12)
Jason Lieser, The Palm Beach Post

 

“He’s definitely a matchup problem if they have to bring down linebackers or safeties on him. I’ll take him one-on-one with anybody.” (9/12/12)
Jeff Driskel, UF quarterback

 

“He needs to continue to play well for us to play well offensively, because he’s a very important part of what we’re doing.” (9/12/12)
Will Muschamp, UF Head Coach

 

“Jordan’s arrow has been pointed up for over a month now. [...] On and off the field, every day Jordan with us has been pointing up. It makes it easier now because now you can coach him harder. I always coach people hard to start off with, but you can squeeze them more because when they have some success they’re willing to take even harder criticism and that makes them better. The harder you get on them without them going in the tank, the better off they play. Jordan has got a very high ceiling that hasn’t even come close to being reached yet.” (11/15/11)
Charlie Weis, former UF offensive coordinator

 

“Vertical passing game; he’s a guy that can stretch the field. He’s a guy that blocks well at the point of attack, but he’s also a guy you have to account for in the passing game, he’s an accomplished receiver.” (9/26/11)
Will Muschamp, UF Head Coach

 

“He’s going to be a huge weapon. He’s one of the best athletes out there on the field. We’re going to put him in positions to make plenty of plays. He’s just going to go out there and keep going hard every play.” (8/29/11)

John Brantley, former UF quarterback

 

“We’ve put him back there (at punt returner) and we feel comfortable about it. He’s got great ball judgment, catches the ball extremely well. I think as we progress through this, we’ll see how much we’re able to do with it…We said, ‘Let’s give it a shot,’ and the first time back there he sucks everything up. He’s very natural. It’s a knack and a toughness. That guy is looking up and those guys are coming hard down on you. You’ve got to have a guy who has guts, and he certainly has that.” (8/13/11)

Will Muschamp, UF Head Coach

 

 “Jordan Reed is one of the best athletes on our team. Having him at tight end creates mis-matches on linebacker and we’re excited about that. He’s bought into that position.” (8/9/11)

John Brantley, former UF quarterback

 

“He’s a freak athlete. I think we did it right. Hindsight is 20-20 how we’re pushing him into this offense. Obviously you can see what a dynamic runner [he] is; he’s got a nice arm. We don’t have that big runner – and he gives us that. […] He’s tight end and quarterback. He’ll be a single-wing quarterback and a tight end for us.”  (11/6/10)

Urban Meyer, former UF Head Coach

 

“I’m just trying to do the best I can. I just try to play as hard as I can. Every other quarterback is just as good if not better. It’s a team game. I just try my hardest in everything I do. I miss playing QB a little bit. I don’t know where I’m at on the depth chart. I just go out and play.’’ (11/6/10)

Jordan Reed, UF tight end

 

“You’d have to be blind not to see that he can run real fast, jump real high and he’s got great lower body strength. He can catch real well. Players like to play. He doesn’t want to sit and watch. He’s too talented of a young man to sit and watch for another year. He’s got too much ability. That would be a travesty, when he can be helping this football team win games, which is what he’s going to do this year.”” (8/15/10)

Brian White, UF Running Backs Coach

 

“He's going to be very fun to watch this year. I can't wait to watch him in The Swamp. He's going to do some special things. He's such a dynamic athlete; we as coaches get selfish and want to put the ball in his hands as much as possible. He's going to have a major role on this football team this fall." (8/6/10)

Brian White, UF Running Backs Coach

 

“Jordan Reed, the former quarterback, is having an excellent spring and has been one of the Gators’ most consistent offensive playmakers. Reed also has had some success playing quarterback in UF’s Wildcat package.” (4/1/10)

Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun

 

“He continues to improve. He’s a dynamic athlete. I’ve been really pleased with him. He’s a real dynamic athlete and route runner. He has very rare skills. We’ve got to put him in a position where he can really play fast and not have to think, kind of limit the menu a little bit early and just get him to be a very efficient football player.” (4/1/10)

Brian White, UF Running Backs Coach

 

 

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