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#1 Eric Reid
Position: Safety
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 212 lbs.
Class: Junior
Experience: 3 Letters
City/State: Geismar, La.
High School: Dutchtown HS
Major: Management
Born: 12/10/1991
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Eric Reid Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 02/18/2013

2013 First-Round NFL Draft PIck (San Francisco 49ers) - No. 18 Overall
2012 First Team All-American (AFCA Coaches, FWAA, ESPN, ESPN.com, Scout.com)
2012 Second Team All-American (AP, Walter Camp, Athlon Sports, CBSsports.com, SI.com)
2012 All-SEC First Team (AP, Coaches, CBSsports.com, ESPN.com)
2012 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2011 Second-Team All-American (Rivals.com)
2011 Second-Team All-Southeastern Conference (AP)
2011 FWAA/Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week (at Alabama)
2011 Rivals.com National Defensive Player of the Week (at Alabama)
2011 SEC Defensive Player of the Week (at Alabama)
2011 SEC Academic Honor Roll

All-America safety who opted to forgo final year at LSU to enter NFL Draft ... Played in 39 games with 29 starts during his three years with the Tigers ... Capped career with 194 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss and six interceptions ... Added 11 pass breakups and recovered a pair of fumbles ... Twice named to SEC Academic Honor Roll in 2011 and 2012 ... First Team All-America as a junior in 2012 after earning second team honors as a sophomore in 2011.

JUNIOR SEASON (2012)
Started all 13 games at safety ... Named permanent team captain in vote of teammates ... Finished third on team in tackles with 91 (42 solo) ... Added a tackle for loss, two interceptions and seven pass breakups ... Had 10 tackles and recovered a fumble in final collegiate game vs. Clemson in the Chick-fil-A Bowl ... Had two other double-figure tackle games with 11 stops in win over Texas A&M and 10 vs. Ole Miss ...
Had season-high two pass breakups to go along with five tackles in road win vs. Arkansas ... Had team-high nine tackles in win over Mississippi State ... Interceptions came in season-opener vs. North Texas and vs. South Carolina ... Returned interception vs. South Carolina 29 yards ... Key member of LSU defense that ranked among the nation's best in points allowed, total yards and rushing yards.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011)
Played in 13 games with 13 starts ... Missed the regular-season finale vs. Arkansas with a leg injury ... Earned second team All-America honors from Rivals.com and was picked  second team All-SEC by the Associated Press ... Tied for the team lead in total tackles (76) with Tyrann Mathieu with 53 of those being solo ... Ranked 23rd in the SEC in total tackles ... Tallied two tackles for loss, two interceptions, three pass breakups and two forced fumbles ... Made a career-best and team-leading 11 tackles in the BCS Championship Game against Alabama ... Was the first double-digit tackle game of his career with nine of those being of the solo variety ... Returned from injury in the SEC Championship Game against Georgia and led the team in tackles with seven, including five solo stops ... Left the game early at Ole Miss after suffering a quad injury ... Notched eight tackles against Western Kentucky ... Earned SEC Defensive Player of the Week recognition and was named the Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week after he had six tackles, including one for a six-yard loss, a forced fumble and a key interception in the fourth quarter at Alabama ... The game-changing pick, voted the top defensive play of the regular season by ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit, occurred in the fourth quarter when Reid battled tight end Mike Williams and came down with the ball at the 1-yard line ... Posted seven solo tackles against Auburn and added his first career forced fumble ... Earned his third career interception and first of the season at Tennessee and finished with four tackles ... Recorded four tackles and his first career fumble recovery in the opener against Oregon ... His fumble recovery in the third quarter against the Ducks set up a short touchdown drive that gave LSU a double-digit lead ... Earned the starting spot at free safety during the fall and emerged as a team leader.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2010)
Played in 13 games with starts in the final three games of the regular season ... Starts came against Louisiana-Monroe, Ole Miss and Arkansas ... Ended the season with 32 tackles, two interceptions, 1.5 tackles for a loss and one pass breakup ... Finished the season in outstanding fashion as the Tigers' fourth-leading tackler in the Cotton Bowl against Texas A&M with five stops ... Also tallied an interception and returned it 34 yards against the Aggies ... Recorded the first interception of his career at Arkansas ... Made his first career start at strong safety against UL-Monroe and registered five tackles and one pass breakup ... Stepped in for an injured Brandon Taylor to earn a season-high six tackles and one tackle for loss in 24-21 win over Alabama.

HIGH SCHOOL
Widely considered one of the top safety prospects in the country ... Member of the Rivals.com Top 100 and rated as the top defensive player in the state ... A four-star prospect by both Rivals and Scout.com ... Ranked in the ESPNU Top 150 ... Rated the No. 4 safety by Scout.com ... Also a SuperPrep All-American and a member of the SuperPrep Elite 50 ... Named to the PrepStar Top 150 Dream Team ... Earned one of the starting safety spots for the West Roster in the 2010 U.S. Army All-American Bowl ... Impressed bowl coaches with his leadership and ability to play the run ... Named to the Times-Picayune Blue-Chip List, the Baton Rouge Advocate Super Dozen and the Mobile Press Register Super Southeast 120 ... Received Louisiana Class 5A all-state honors as a senior after registering 45 tackles and three interceptions ... Recorded 78 tackles, nine sacks, four interceptions and three fumble recoveries as a junior ... Coached by Benny Saia.

PERSONAL
Full name is Eric Todd Reid ... Born Dec. 10, 1991, in Baton Rouge, La. ... Parents are Eric, Sr., and Sharon Reid ... Has three siblings - Christina, Ryan and Justin ... Father was a three-time All-American hurdler for LSU from 1984-87 and is a member of the LSU Athletic Hall of Fame ... Father was the NCAA champion in the 110-meter hurdles as a senior in 1987 and he holds the school record for the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 13.50 seconds ... Majoring in business administration.

CAREER HIGHS 
Total tackles: 11, twice
(Last: at Texas A&M, 2012; First: vs. Alabama, 2012 BCS National Championship Game)
Tackles for loss: 1.0, four times (Last: at Auburn, 2012)
Interceptions: 1, six times (Last: vs. South Carolina, 2012) 

REID'S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS

Year
G-GS
UT
AT
TT
TFL
Sacks

PBU

QBH

INT

FF

FR
2010

13-3

14

18

32

1.5-2

0-0

1

0

2-65

0

0-0

2011

13-13

53

23

76

2.0-10

0-0

3

0

2-10

2

1-3

2012

13-13

42

49

91

1.0-1

0-0

7

0

2-29

0

1-0

Totals

39-29
109
90
199
4.5-13
0-0
11
0
6-104
2
2-3
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