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PCC's David Reed Chosen In 5th Round Of NFL Draft
David Reed, who set numerous receiving records on the Pasadena City College football team in 2006-2007, was chosen by the Baltimore Ravens as the No. 156 overall pick in the fifth round of the 2010 NFL Draft Saturday morning.
Reed is the 36th player in the history of PCC to be drafted into the NFL dating back to quarterback Grenny Landsdell in 1940 by the New York Giants. He is the first Lancer player drafted since running back Jerome Harrison was a fifth round pick by the Cleveland Browns in 2006.
Reed is the eighth PCC wide receiver to be drafted, and first since Ray Ethridge was a third round pick of the San Diego Chargers in 1992. Another PCC receiver who went on to a successful NFL career was Anthony Miller, who was PCC's last first-round draft choice (15th overall) in 1985 by the Chargers. Miller became an NFL All-Pro and a member of the PCC Sports Hall of Fame.
A JC Grid-Wire First Team All-American in 2007, Reed set the national community college collegiate record for most receptions and yards in a season with 111 catches for 1,661 yards in just 10 games. Reed was named PCC Men's Athlete of the Year for the 2007-2008 athletics season.
In his two seasons at PCC, Reed became the college's all-time receiving leader with 151 receptions for 2,372 yards. In his last game as a Lancer on Nov. 17, 2007, Reed set PCC's single-game record for most catches in a game with 16 for also a school-record 262 yards v. Santa Ana.
Reed earned a major university scholarship at the University of Utah, where he posted the Utes' single-season school record with 81 receptions for 1,188 yards as a senior in 2009. He was 15th in the nation in receiving yards per game. In Reed's first year at Utah, he caught a touchdown pass in the Utes' Sugar Bowl victory over Alabama as Utah went a perfect 12-0 that year.
The 6-foot, 190-pound Reed came to PCC after playing high school ball in New Britain, Connecticut.
[Photo--NFL draft choice David Reed in his playing days at Pasadena City College, image provided by Richard Quinton.]
Release Date: 04/24/10