Athlon Sports All-America Team

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia kick returner Joe Reed (Charlotte Court House, Va.) was named to Athlon Sports All-America team today (Jan. 6). He was named to the first team as a kick returner. Athlon is one of the few national publications that releases it All-America selections following the bowl season.
Reed was a finalist for the 2019 Paul Hornung Award and will finish the season as the NCAA leader in the Football Bowl Subdivision for kickoff returns average (33.17 per return).  He is the only player in the nation with 24 or fewer kick returns to go with 700+ kick return yards. The versatile Reed had 77 receptions and 679 receiving yards to go with seven touchdowns last season. He is the only player in the nation with 600+ receiving yards (679) and 700+ kick return yards (796). 
Previously, Reed was named a first-team All-American by the Football Writers Association of America’s (FWAA), the Walter Camp Football Foundation and Bleacher Report. He was a second-team pick by The Sporting News, CBS Sports, and USA Today.
Reed earned 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.