clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

67 DAYS TO 2016 KICKOFF: Reid Najvar

New, 2 comments

In which BracketCat counts down the 67th day until the 2016 kickoff with a profile of offensive lineman Reid Najvar.

Reid Najvar comes from a good pedigree: His brother, Jordan, played tight end at Stanford and Baylor, and now for the Dallas Cowboys.
Reid Najvar comes from a good pedigree: His brother, Jordan, played tight end at Stanford and Baylor, and now for the Dallas Cowboys.
Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

#67 Reid Najvar
Redshirt Junior
6-4 | 290
Spring, Texas

Bio

Position: Offensive Line

Previous College: None

Projection: Second-String

Status: On Scholarship

Reid August Najvar (b. July 26, 1994) is a physical player who has seen limited action in his first two seasons, but could be primed to take over one of the four vacated starting spots along the offensive line as a junior in 2016.

After playing against UTEP and Oklahoma State in 2014, Najvar competed for more playing time as a sophomore.

Having switched from right tackle to left guard, then center, he played against South Dakota and Kansas in 2015.

Najvar was Purple's starting center in the last two spring games, but Dalton Risner still is the unquestioned starter.

A first-team all-district pick and captain as a senior at Klein Oak High School under David Smith, Najvar was named to the 2012 preseason All-Greater Houston first team and The Houston Chronicle's 2012 Top 100 football recruits.

His brother, Jordan Najvar, played tight end at Baylor for four years after redshirting the 2009 season at Stanford and was signed as a rookie free agent by the Dallas Cowboys following the 2014 NFL Draft.