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Joe Reed

WR
Position
6'3''
Height
210 lbs.
Weight
Freshman
Class
Charlotte Court House, Va.
Hometown
Randolph-Henry HS
High School

NOTABLE
Holds the UVA career kick return yardage record with 3,042 career yards and the UVA record for kick returns for touchdowns with five … only player in FBS history with 2,700+ career kick return yards and a career kick return average of 28+ yards … one of 10 players in FBS history with 3,000+ kick return yards.

HONORS
2019 –
Jet Award winner … Walter Camp All-America Kick Return (1st) … FWAA All-America Kick Return (1st) … CBS Sports All-America Kick Return (1st) … Phil Steele All-American Kick Return (1st) … Athlon Sports All-America Kick Return (1st) … Bleacher Report All-America Kick Return (1st) … SI.com All-America Kick Return (2nd) … USA Today All-America KR (2nd) … Paul Hornung Award finalist … All-ACC All-Purpose (1st) … All-ACC Specialist (1st) … Touchdown Club of Richmond’s Specialist of the Year … Paul Hornung Award Preseason Watch List … preseason Athlon Sports All-America (4th) … preseason Athlon Sports All-ACC (1st) … Phil Steele preseason All-ACC (3rd).

2018 – All-ACC (3rd) … ACC Specialist of the Week (Nov. 12) … Paul Hornung Award Watch List … Athlon Sports second-team Preseason All-ACC at kick returner. 2017– All-ACC Honorable Mention on special teams … ACC Specialist of the Week (Nov. 6).

AT VIRGINIA
2019 –
Led the nation with a 33.2 kick return average … started 13 of UVA’s 14 games … missed the ACC Championship game against Clemson with an injury … at Pitt and had a career-high seven catches for 34 yards … also returned two kicks for 48 yards … named ACC Specialist of the Week after returning a kick 100 yards for a touchdown against William & Mary … the return is tied for the longest in program history and is the fourth time a Cavalier returned a kick 100 yards … he becomes the first Cavalier to return kicks for touchdowns in three separate seasons … also caught four passes for 58 yards and a touchdown against the Tribe … named a Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll recipient after catching eight passes for 83 yards and a touchdown in the win over Florida State … also returned a kick for 35 yards and rushed the ball once for 22 yards in the victory over the Seminoles … caught four passes for 40 yards and one touchdown in the win over Old Dominion … also returned four kicks for 119 yards with a long of 57 yards … made nine receptions for 107 receiving yards and a touchdown at No. 10 Notre Dame … also returned two kicks against the Irish for 39 yards … his six-yard receiving touchdown against the Irish put UVA up 7-0 on its opening drive of the game … made five receptions for 33 yards at Miami … returned three kickoffs for 112 yards against the Hurricanes with a long of 72 yards … named a Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll recipient … named a Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll recipient after returning two kicks for 138 yards, including one for a 95-yard score against Duke … the kick return for a touchdown against Duke was the fifth of his career, tying him for No. 9 all-time in FBS history … also made five catches for 45 yards in the win over the Blue Devils … recorded eight receptions for 48 yards at Louisville … also returned three kicks for 94 yards … made six receptions for 55 yards at North Carolina … caught five passes for 27 yards and a touchdown in win over Georgia Tech … caught four passes for 31 yards and a touchdown in the win over Liberty … caught five passes for 66 yards in the Commowealth Cup victory over Virginia Tech … also surpassed 3,000 career kick return yards against the Hokies, becoming just the 10th player in FBS history to do so … made seven receptions against Florida in the Orange Bowl, which is tied for fourth-most in the UVA bowl record book … recorded 52 receiving yards and one touchdown in the Orange Bowl. 2018Appeared in all 13 of UVA’s games with seven starts …  finished No. 2 in the ACC and No. 9 in the nation with a 27.2 yards per return average … in UVA’s season-opening win over Richmond he rushed once for nine yards and caught two passes for 34 yards against the Spiders … caught four passes for 28 yards against Ohio in Nashville … caught two passes for 52 yards and a touchdown against Louisville in the ACC opener … also returned two kicks for 35 yards against the Cardinals … caught one pass for 14 yards at NC State and returned four kicks for 102 yards, including a long of 43 yards … caught two passes for 32 yards against No. 16 Miami … returned one kick against the Hurricanes for 31 yards … caught two passes for 37 yards at Duke, including a 27-yard reception he caught falling out of bounds inside the 10-yard line … also returned one kick for 37 yards … caught two passes for 32 yards and one touchdown  against North Carolina … his 27-yard scoring reception in the first quarter gave UVA the lead for good … returned three kicks for 73 yards against Pitt, passing Darius Jennings (1,839) to set the UVA career record for kick return yardage … also caught one pass against the Panthers … named ACC Specialist of the Week after returning four kicks for 193 yards and a touchdown against Liberty … he also caught two passes for 20 yards and two touchdowns against the Flames … his 90-yard kick return for a touchdown against Liberty set two UVA career records, one for most 90+ kick returns in a career (3) and another for most kick return touchdowns in a career (3) … caught two passes for 78 yards and a touchdown at Georgia Tech … also returned five kicks for 122 yards to finish with 200 all-purpose yards … caught four passes for 119 yards and two touchdowns at Virginia Tech … caught one pass for 10 yards against South Carolina in the Belk Bowl. 2017 – Appeared in 12 of UVA’s 13 games with eight starts … No. 1 in the ACC and No. 8 in the nation with 29.7 yards per kick return … set the UVA single-season record with two kick returns for touchdowns … his two kick returns for a touchdown ranked No. 1 in the ACC and No. 5 in the nation … missed the Boise State game with an injury … caught four passes for 31 yards in the season-opening game against William & Mary … returned three kicks for 91 yards against the Tribe … made three catches and recorded his first collegiate touchdown against Indiana … caught two passes for 16 yards against UConn … caught two passes for two yards against Duke … also returned three kicks for 81 yards against the Blue Devils … caught three passes for 26 yards in road win at North Carolina … rushed twice for nine yards and his first career rushing touchdown against Boston College … also caught one pass for 17 yards and returned one kick for 42 yards against the Eagles … made one catch at Pitt, while rushing four times for 14 yards … also returned four kicks for 130 yards against the Panthers with a long of 69 yards … accumulated 208 all-purpose yards against Georgia Tech, including 170 in kick return yardage … returned the eighth-longest kick return in UVA history with his 92-yard kick return for a touchdown against the Yellow Jackets … returned seven kicks for 152 yards at Louisville … caught two passes for 81 yards and a touchdown at No. 2 Miami … touchdown catch was 75 yards, the longest reception against the Hurricanes in 2017 … also carried the ball five times for 27 yards at Miami … had one catch for 23 yards against Virginia Tech … set a UVA bowl record when he opened the Military Bowl with a 98-yard kick return for a touchdown … the 98-yard return was the fifth longest in program history … caught two passes for 12 yards and rushed twice for 11 yards against the Midshipmen. 2016 – Appeared in all 12 of UVA’s games .. one of nine UVA true freshmen to see time … one of six UVA true freshmen to start at least one game … No. 25 in the nation and No. 3 in the ACC with a 25.1 kick return average … his 25.1 yards per kick return average is No. 5 among the nation’s freshmen and No. 3 among the nation’s true freshmen … his 25.1 yards per kick return average is the second-highest by a Cavalier in 10 seasons (Darius Jennings, 2014, 27.1) … made collegiate debut on kick return against Richmond in the season opener … caught first career pass for 18 yards against Central Michigan … returned three kickoffs for 88 yards against CMU … returned four kicks at Duke for 94 yards … caught one pass for 25 yards against Pitt … also returned four kicks for 94 yards against the Panthers … returned two kicks for 79 yards against then-No. 22 North Carolina … had one return of 50 yards against the Tar Heels and was tripped up just as he was breaking one final tackle before taking the ball to the house … caught one pass for six yards against then-No. 5 Louisville … also returned five kicks for 100 yards against the Cardinals … returned one kick for 20 yards at Wake Forest … returned four kicks for 117 yards against Miami … had a game-long 44-yard return against the Hurricanes … returned three kicks for 58 yards at Georgia Tech … made first collegiate start at wide receiver at Virginia Tech … caught one pass for 28 yards against the Hokies and returned one kick for 28 yards.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL
Played wide receiver, running back and safety at Randolph-Henry High School for head coach Mark McPherson … rated a three-star recruit according to ESPN.com, Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247sports.com … played in the VHSCA All-Star game for the West team, returning kicks of 50 and 80 yards in a 30-18 win … rushed for 2,100 yards and 38 touchdowns as a senior … had 15 receiving touchdowns as a junior … caught 33 passes for 900 yards and 21 scores as sophomore … rushed for 900 yards and 18 touchdowns as a freshman … also played baseball at Randolph-Henry … son of Carlton and Tonya Reed.