The Big 12 Conference announced its weekly awards for football Monday morning, and K-State defensive back D.J. Reed was among the winners.
Reed earned his second Special Teams Player of the Week award for his outstanding play against Kansas on Saturday in Lawrence. Reed got the Wildcats on the board with a 99-yard touchdown on a kickoff return in the first quarter. He added another 53 kickoff and 37 punt return yards on two touches and forced the Jayhawks to kick away from him, giving K-State great field position for much of the game. All that is to say nothing about the important role he played on defense.
Reed previously won the award for his performance against Central Arkansas in K-State’s season opener. For the season, Reed has 437 kickoff return yards and 151 punt return yards, with 1 touchdown of each type. He also leads the defense with 3 interceptions and 1 fumble recovery.