The FSU football team's 6-foot-6 redshirt freshman wide receiver has gotten himself in shape and is poised to contribute in his first spring in Tallahassee. Plus notes on the safety competition and injury updates on Chris Thompson and EJ Manuel.
As part of an ongoing series of articles, Seminoles.com Senior Writer Brandon Mellor looks at each member of Florida State's vaunted 2012 recruiting class. First on the agenda: tight end Christo Kourtzidis.
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About Reed... FSU's fourth all-time leader in career receptions (170) as a four-year letterman for the Seminoles...ranks 12th all-time in school history with 2,022 receiving yards making him one of only 12 players ever at FSU to break the 2,000 receiving yard career mark and ranks eighth all-time in career catches per game (3.47).
Team's fourth-leading receiver despite being slowed by an ankle injury early in the season...finished his senior campaign with 29 receptions for 403 yards...his five touchdown catches were a single season-best which also ranked second on the team...had a season-best 104-yard performance on senior night versus Virginia...recorded the longest catch of his career (68 yards) in his last game ever at Doak Campbell Stadium versus the Cavaliers...registered a season-best five catches in back-to-back games versus Maryland and NC State...caught a pass in six straight games to close the season...missed the Oklahoma game and the majority of the Clemson game because of injury...recorded a catch of 40+ yards every season he has been at FSU...ranks sixth all-time in career receptions and career catches per game as well as 19th in career receiving yards.br /> 2010 Redshirt junior who led the team in receptions and yards and continued to climb Florida State's career charts...started 13 times and played in all 14 games...caught 58 passes in 14 games (4.14 pg)...his 614 receiving yards led the team...climbed to sixth on the all-time receiving list with 141 receptions and now ranks 19th for career receiving yards with 1,619 yards...Reed's touchdown reception against Samford in the opener was his first since the 2008 season...collected his career-long TD reception - a 44-yard strike from Christian Ponder - for the decisive points in the win at Maryland...he matched his career-high with nine receptions (89 yards) against BYU and logged his season-best yardage total with 93 on six catches at Maryland...was a weapon in FSU's running game as well...Reed's 42-yard touchdown run on a reverse equaled his career-long and provided the winning points against Boston College.
2009 Played extensively in all 13 games and made three starts during his redshirt sophomore campaign...came up one reception and 19 yards shy of leading the team in both receiving categories, behind former Seminole Rod Owens...finished the season with career-bests for receptions (60) and receiving yards (710), but surprisingly failed to find the end zone as a receiver...tied for 8th in the ACC with 4.7 receptions per game and was 10th with 59.17 receiving yards a game...ranked third on the team with 807 all purpose yards...eclipsed the 100-yard receiving standard for the first two times in his career...had a career-high nine receptions for a career-high 114 yards against USF and followed a week later with seven catches for 106 yards at Boston College...notched eight receptions against North Carolina in the Seminoles' come-from-behind victory...caught at least one ball in 12 of 13 games on the year...was an integral part of FSU's running game, rolling up 94 yards on 18 carries, which included fourth quarter TD runs against NC State and Maryland...his 3-yard scoring run against NC State came with 1:36 to play and stood as the game-winner in a 45-42 contest...Reed had a career-high 44 rushing yards on four carries against the Wolfpack.
2008 Played in 10 games and finished fourth on the team with 551 all-purpose yards...collected at least one reception in eight of 10 games and finished the season with 23 receptions for 295 yards and three touchdowns, which was good for a share of the team lead...also carried the ball nine times for 61 yards...amassed 100-plus all-purpose yards against Chattanooga and Miami...closed the season with a career-high five receptions against Wisconsin in the Champs Sports Bowl. 2007: A redshirt season.
PERSONAL Played quarterback, wide receiver and running back for Bay High School...earned 3A All-State honorable mention honors at quarterback...a four-star prospect who ranked among the top 25 prospects in Florida...accounted for more than 2,500 yards from the quarterback position, rushed for 750 yards from the tailback spot and finished with 16 TDs (rushing and receiving)...speed, quickness and elusiveness in the open field made him a coveted recruit...signed with FSU over Florida, Alabama, South Carolina, West Virginia, NC State and USF...born June 1, 1988.