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2 DAYS TO 2016 KICKOFF: D.J. Reed

In which BracketCat counts down the second day until the 2016 kickoff with a profile of defensive back D.J. Reed.

Travis Green was the last K-State defensive back to wear No. 2. But Green played safety, whereas the man stepping into that jersey, D.J. Reed, will play cornerback.
Travis Green was the last K-State defensive back to wear No. 2. But Green played safety, whereas the man stepping into that jersey, D.J. Reed, will play cornerback.
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Goal No. 2: UNSELFISHNESS. There is no "I" in TEAM.

#2 D.J. Reed
Redshirt Sophomore
5-9 | 188
Bakersfield, Calif.

Bio

Position: Defensive Back

Previous Colleges: Fresno State University; Cerritos College

Projection: Starter

Status: On Scholarship

Dennis J. Reed (b. Nov. 11, 1996) is a JUCO cornerback who signed Feb. 8, but did not arrive in time for spring. But he still proved good enough in fall practices to claim the starting position opposite Duke Shelley.

He played under head coach Sean McKeown at Independence High School in Bakersfield, where he earned all-league honors for two straight years. He will have three years to play three seasons at Kansas State.

Reed totaled six interceptions and five forced fumbles, while he amassed 1,150 total yards and 13 touchdowns on offense. He also became the first person in school history to earn team MVP honors in both football and basketball.

He redshirted during the 2014 season at Fresno State under head coach Tim DeRuyter. He then transferred and played in 11 games in 2015 for Cerritos College under head coach Frank Mazzotta.

Reed totaled 42 tackles, three pass breakups and two interceptions on the year. He helped to lead the Falcons to a National Division Northern Conference championship and a berth into the Southern California Regional Playoffs.

He carded a season-high eight tackles at Orange Coast and backed that up with seven stops against Fullerton.

Reed recorded his first interception against El Camino, while he finished his year with a 74-yard interception return touchdown against Long Beach City. Watch his JUCO highlights here.