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21  L.A. Reed
L.A. Reed


Conroe, Texas

High School:
Oak Ridge

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 212

Defensive Back



Human Development & Family Studies

Makes the move from wide receiver to safety ... position could be a natural fit as evidenced by his tracking down ball carriers on special teams ... punishing tackler that could slide into starting role.

After missing the previous two games, made his return to the lineup against Virginia in the Gator Bowl, recording three special teams tackles ... returned to the game as a safety, making the move from wide receiver ... did not play on defense during the game ... made three catches for 21 yards at Baylor ... had one reception for 11 yards and posted season-highs with six kickoff returns going for 95 yards at Oklahoma State ... made three catches, totaling 43 yards and returned two kickoffs for 44 yards at Rice ... finished with three catches for 56 yards against UTEP, highlighted by a sensational diving grab of a Graham Harrell pass on a crucial third down during Tech's opening drive of the second half ... also returned three kickoffs for 59 yards ... started the season opener at the `X' receiver position after starting the final three games of 2006 ... matched his single-game career-high with four catches against the Mustangs, totaling 35 yards ... joined fellow receiver Edward Britton at kickoff returner, bringing back two kicks totaling 33 yards ... showed that he will again be a considerable force on coverage units this season for the Red Raiders, picking up two solo tackles, including a highlight reel hit on an SMU punt returner early in the second quarter.

Grabbed a 15-yard reception on 3rd & 4 in the third quarter against Minnesota to extend Tech's first scoring drive of the second half ... had one catch for nine yards on offense in the win over Oklahoma State, but earned praised from the coaching staff for his dominating performance on special teams ... made five tackles (four solo) and forced a fumble in coverage on Tech's kickoff and punting units ... also drew two illegal block penalties that forced OSU to start back-to-back drives at their own seven yard line ... made one catch, his long reception of the season, a 43-yard pick-up late in the second quarter at Iowa State ... scored Tech's first points of the Missouri game on the receiving end of a 30-yard touchdown pass from Graham Harrell ... touchdown grab was the second of his career and tied his previous long reception of 30 yards ... started his first ever game against Southeastern Louisiana and came up with his first career touchdown reception on a 22-yard strike from quarterback Chris Todd with 4:57 remaining in the third quarter ... saw his first significant action of the season at UTEP and made two catches for 13 yards.

2005 - REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON >br>Made second-straight start against Oklahoma State ... finished with two receptions for 14 yards ... had first-career touchdown called back on penalty against A&M ... outstanding cover man on special teams ... made a blistering hit on Baylor return ... caught four passes for a team-high 60 yards against Indiana State ... had a long reception of 30 yards that set up Tech's fourth touchdown of the game ... another productive night backing up Johnson ... grabbed two receptions for 24 yards against Sam Houston ... helped Tech get solid production from Y receiver position against FIU ... backed up Robert Johnson ... finished the game with two receptions for 34 yards, including a 25-yard catch from Harrell that set up a touchdown.

Redshirt season.

Oak Ridge High School in Conroe, Texas ... Four-star recruit (Max Emfinger Recruiting) ... National Top 300 (Max Emfinger Recruiting) ... 34 receptions for 409 yards and five touchdowns ... also returned two kickoffs for scores ... 4.5 in the 40 ... also recruited by Houston, Oklahoma State, Iowa State and Texas A&M ... High School Coach: John McClean.

Archie (L.A.) Reed ... born October 3, 1985 ... son of Olivia Williams and Archie Reed ... has two younger siblings ... majoring in human development and family studies.

RECEIVING	G	Rec	Yds	Yd/Rec	Yd/Gm	TD	Long
2005	10	11	136	12.4	13.6	0	30
2006	13	12	157	13.1	12.1	2	43
2007	9	16	189	11.8	21.0	0	34
TOTALS	32	39	482	12.4	15.1	2	43

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