2007 - JUNIOR SEASON
Former minor league baseball player and converted tight end ... stifled Virginia All-American Chris Long in the Gator Bowl, limiting one of the nation's sacks leaders to three tackles and no sacks ... integral part in Texas Tech picking up the NCAA Passing Title ... part of offensive line that yielded only 18 sacks in 763 pass attempts ... allowed one sack all season.
2006 - SOPHOMORE SEASON
Served as a back-up at both tackle positions and appeared on special teams, playing in 11 games in 2006.
2005 - FRESHMAN SEASON
Played in three games last season as a tight end ... caught two passes on the season, including one for six yards against Sam Houston State.
PRIOR TO TEXAS TECH
Spent four seasons in the Chicago White Sox organization ... was named the Organizational Pitcher of the Year in 2003 ... right-handed pitcher.
CROSSETT (AR) HIGH SCHOOL
Crossett High School in Crossett, Ark. ... earned all-state honors in baseball and football ... High School Coaches: Allen Jeter, Robert Williams.
Rylan Robert Reed ... born November 18, 1981, in Houston ... son of Hollis and Robert Reed ... has an older sister, Reagen Brenner ... majoring in exercise sport science.