Sharks Add Defensive Back Greg Reid
Thursday April 30, 2015
Former Florida State Seminole competed with St. Louis Rams in 2014
JACKSONVILLE - The Jacksonville Sharks announced Wednesday that defensive back Greg Reid has been assigned to the Jacksonville roster on a one-year rookie contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The 24-year-old Reid (5’9”, 185) does not yet have any Arena Football League game experience, though he did compete in training camp with the New Orleans VooDoo prior to the start of this season. Reid’s first stint in professional football came with the St. Louis Rams, as he signed with the team and participated in training camp leading up to the 2014 National Football League season. The Rams waived Reid on August 30 of that year.
Prior to the start of his professional career, Reid had transferred to Valdosta State University for his final year of college eligibility, but suffered a knee injury before the start of the 2012 season and did not play a down for the Blazers.
Reid began his collegiate career at Florida State University, where he played cornerback and served as a kick returner during his three years in Tallahassee. As a junior in 2011, Reid totaled 32 tackles (27 solo) and one tackle for loss while hauling in two interceptions and breaking up five passes. The previous season, he racked up career-high totals of 65 total tackles, 14 pass breakups and three interceptions. As a freshman in 2009, Reid totaled 23 tackles, six pass breakups and two picks.
Reid proved to be a dangerous return man throughout his time at Florida State, totaling 1,553 kickoff return yards and 1,117 punt return yards in three seasons. Reid returned a punt for a touchdown in each of those three campaigns, and in 2009 led the country with an average of 18.43 yards per punt return.
A native of Valdosta, Georgia, Reid attended Lowndes High School.
The Sharks also announced Wednesday that wide receiver Prechae Rodriguez has been placed on inactive reserve. Following the transactions, the Jacksonville roster remains at the League maximum of 24 active players.
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