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26   Willie Reid
Willie Reid

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Kathleen, GA

High School:
Warner Robins

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 186

Position:
WR

Birthdate:
09/19/1982


Senior Year (2005): Started all 11 games in which he appeared in 2005 and emerged as Florida State's top playmaker during his final collegiate season...ranked first on the team in all-purpose yards (1,325) and receiving yards per game (57.6), finishing second in receptions (50) and second in receiving yards (634)...recorded his first career 100-yard receiving game against Virginia, hauling in seven passes for exactly 100 yards...was team's leading receiver in five games...caught five passes for 70 yards and a touchdown against Syracuse, a performance that included his career-long reception, a 43-yard touchdown from Drew Weatherford in the first quarter...broke his own school record for punt return yards in a season (541 in 2005)...recorded his first career punt return for a touchdown in 2005, a 61-yard return in the first quarter against Maryland...his 210 all-purpose yards (79 rec., 98 punt ret., 33 kick ret.) and 83-yard punt return for a touchdown earned him Most Valuable Player honors in the first-ever ACC Championship Game, a 27-22 victory over Virginia Tech...his 17.5 average yards per punt return ranked first in the ACC and ninth in the nation...returned a punt 87 yards in the second quarter against Penn State in the Orange Bowl, making it the third longest punt return ever for Florida State, and the longest in Orange Bowl history...his three punt return touchdowns tie for the most in FSU history...set a Florida State single game record and an all-time bowl record for most punt return yards with 180, topping the previous record of 159...named Orange Bowl Most Valuable Player after amassing 235 all-purpose yards (180 punt ret., 55 rec.).

Junior Year (2004): Played in 11 of the Seminoles' 12 games and ranked as the team leader in punt returns with a then-season school record 522 yards in returns...broke the record of 503 punt return yards set by the legendary Deion Sanders in 1988...led the ACC with 522 punt return yards and ranked fourth in the league with a 13.7 yards per return average...helped Florida State rank third in the ACC as a team in punt returns...third on the team with 71.8 all-purpose yards per game...returned six punts for 108 yards against NC State...also returned four kickoffs for 67 yards...did not play against Syracuse...totaled a season-high 71 yards on three catches in the win over Virginia...scored a key touchdown at Wake Forest and finished with 38 yards on two receptions.

Sophomore Year (2003): Played in all 13 games including the Seminoles' appearance in the Orange Bowl against Miami...began the year at receiver, but moved to tailback after Leon Washington and Lorenzo Booker were injured early in the season...also saw time as a kickoff returner...brought two kicks back for 62 yards at Florida...rushed nine times for a season-high 48 yards in the opener at North Carolina...carried the ball eight times for 30 yards and one touch- down vs. Maryland...ran for 45 yards on four carries against Colorado...recorded a season-high 50 yards receiving on three catches in the UNC game...caught his only touchdown pass of the season vs. Miami...caught a season-high five passes for 39 yards against Colorado.

Freshman Year (2002): Played in 10 of Florida State's 14 games including the Sugar Bowl...spent the season as a running back and was the Seminoles' sixth leading rusher with 130 yards...also caught 10 passes for 37 yards and returned one kickoff for 12 yards...ranked 10th on the team with 179 yards of total offense...suffered a shoulder injury against Georgia Tech...did not play against North Carolina, NC State or Florida because of the injury...career-long rush of 28 yards came in Florida State's victory over Duke...best game of the season came against Virginia as he had season-highs for rushing yards (51), and total offensive yards (86)...also scored his first career touchdown on a five- yard run against the Cavaliers.

2001: A redshirt season...suffered a fractured fibula in his left leg during the third week of preseason practice and was lost for the season...had impressed the coaching staff as a true freshman and was on his way to earning playing time.

High School: Graduated from Warner Robins High School in 2001...voted the offensive player of the year in the state of Georgia as a senior...named to the All-Southern team by the Orlando Sentinel...a BorderWars.com top 100 selection...ran for 5,346 yards and scored 65 touchdowns during his outstanding prep career...rushed for 1,864 yards as a senior and rushed for over 2,000 yards and 20 touchdowns his junior season...was also a standout punt returner in high school... selected Florida State over Georgia and Florida.

Personal: Born September 19, 1982...major is social science.

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