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PCC's Reed Scores First NFL TD, Earns AFC Special Teams Honors
Pasadena City College alumnus David Reed scored his first National Football League touchdown in dramatic fashion, returning a kick 103 yards for a score during his Baltimore Ravens' 34-28 overtime victory over the Houston Texans Monday night.
Reed returned six kickoffs for 233 yards and his TD return was a franchise record for the Ravens. In his rookie professional season, Reed leads the NFL in kick return average with 20 returns for a 29.9 yards average.
His perfomance v. Houston earned him AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors.
Reed's early success in the NFL is not a surprise for the PCC football program. In 2006-2007, Reed was an All-American wide receiver for the Lancers. He set school records for most receptions in a game, season, career, and most receiving yards in a game, season, career. His 111 receptions for 1,661 yards in the '07 season stand as national community college records for catches and yards in a season.
Reed has been used almost exclusively on special teams by Baltimore and has yet to make a reception in the pros. After leaving PCC, Reed became the University of Utah's single-season receiving leader as a senior. He was a fifth round draft choice by the Ravens.
Reed and Philadelphia Eagles running back Jerome Harrison (2002-2003 PCC) are the only current PCC alumni in the NFL. Many Pasadena players have had distinguished careers in the NFL, including Anthony Miller, Jim Wilks, and Mike Lansford.
Release Date: 12/15/10