CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia kick returner Joe Reed was named to the second-team Sporting News All-America team today.
Reed (Sr., Charlotte Court House, Va.) was a finalist for the Paul Hornung Award and currently leads the nation with a 34.7 kick return average. On deep kickoffs to inside the five-yard line, Reed has returned 13 kicks for an average of 41.5 yards per kickoff return. He is the only player in the nation with 22 or fewer kick returns to go with 700+ kick return yards. The versatile Reed has 70 receptions and 627 receiving yards to go with six touchdown. He is the only player in the nation with 600+ receiving yards (627) and 600+ kick return yards (764).
Reed is one of three ACC players named to the first-team and one of six overall to be named to the 2019 Walter Camp Foundation All-America team.
Previously, Reed was named a first-team All-American by the Walter Camp Football Foundation and Bleacher Report. He has been named a second-team All-American by CBS Sports, SI.com and USA Today, while also earning first-team All-ACC honors as an all-purpose player and kick return specialist. He also was named the Touchdown Club of Richmond’s Specialist of the Year.