J.R. Reed (20) Days Until Football

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J.R. Reed (20) Days Until Football

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Career Highs
*11 tackles vs. Auburn, 2017
* 1 Interception (4x) vs. Miss. State & USC, 2017; vs. Alabama & USC, 2018

2019: Named to Bednarik Award Watch List … tabbed to the Athlon Sports Preseason All-America Second Team Defense 

2018: Started at safety in all 14 games and finished with 66 tackles, second-most on the team…team’s top tackler in four games: vs. Alabama (eight stops + red-zone interception); Sugar Bowl vs. Texas (eight tackles); at Missouri (eight tackles); and Austin Peay (six tackles)…nine stops vs. LSU…had a tackle for loss and an interception (his third as a Bulldog) at South Carolina…pass breakup in win over Vanderbilt…selected as one of three game captains for the South Carolina, Tennessee, Auburn and Georgia Tech contests.

2017: Associated Press All-SEC 2nd Team…started in all 15 games…ranked 2nd on team with 79 total tackles, including 5.0 for lost yardage, 1.5 QB sacks, 2 INTs, 5 pass breakups, 6 QB pressures and two fumble recoveries…named defensive Newcomer of the Year at team’s post-season awards gala…recorded seven tackles in the Rose Bowl…named SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Week for his 8-tackle, assisted sack and fumble pickup for a TD vs. Florida…had 11 total stops against Auburn…against Tennessee, had a hand in two of four Georgia takeaways, including one fumble recovery and one interception with a 34-yard return…posted three tackles (two solo), with one for a loss of a yard…led the team with 10 (3 solo) tackles, including three pass breakups and an assisted tackle for a loss of one yard vs. Miss. State…blocked a field goal and tallied one tackle vs. Samford…led the team with nine total tackles against Notre Dame with two quarterback hurries…In first career start  against App State, had five tackles (4 solo) with one TFL for a loss of nine yards, one sack and one forced fumble…defensive winner of the Most Improved Award after spring drills…Had six tackles and a pass breakup for the victorious Red team in the G-Day spring game..

2016: Sat out the 2016 season after transferring to UGA in the summer of ’16.

2015 (Tulsa): Played in 13 games, totaling five tackles and a pass breakup.

High School: Prestonwood Christian, coached by Chris Cunningham…was the only two-way starter as a senior at Prestonwood in 2013 as a senior…started as a receiver and defensive back his senior season…helped lead his team to a 12-2 record and the state championship game as a senior…caught 18 receptions for 308 yards and three TDs … tallied 53 tackles, three TFLs and five interceptions, while returning three for touchdowns his senior season … earned first-team all-district and second-team all-state accolades as a senior.

J.R. Reed
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Greg is closing in on 11 years writing about and photographing UGA sports. While often wrong and/or out of focus, it has been a long, strange trip full of fun and new friends.