Jake Reed
No. 86     
Wide Receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1967-09-28) September 28, 1967 (age 52)
Place of birth: Covington, Georgia
Career information
College: Grambling State
NFL Draft: 1991 / Round: 3 / Pick: 68
Debuted in 1991 for the [[{{{debutteam}}}]]
Last played in 2002 for the [[{{{finalteam}}}]]
Career history
Career highlights and awards
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Receptions     450
Receiving Yards     6,999
Touchdowns     36
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Willis "Jake" Reed (born September 28, 1967 in Covington, Georgia) is a former professional American football player who played for 12 seasons in the National Football League as a wide receiver from 1991 to 2002 for the Minnesota Vikings and the New Orleans Saints. Reed played football collegiately at Grambling State University and was selected by the Vikings in the 3rd round of the 1991 NFL Draft, a pick that the Vikings acquired in the Herschel Walker Trade.

NFL careerEdit

Reed had four 1,000 yard seasons in his career with a career high of 85 receptions in 1994. He was second in receiving yards in the NFL with 1,320 in the 1996 season. Reed finished his career with 450 receptions for 6,999 yards and 36 touchdowns.

In 1994, Reed combined with fellow recevier Cris Carter for 207 receptions, which was an NFL record at the time. Carter and Reed combined to become the first teammate duo to amass 1,000 yards each in four consecutive seasons. Reed was NFC Offensive Player of the Month in September 1997 after 34 catches for 521 yards. Reed would also make 12 plays of 50+ yards with Minnesota, second in team history.

Personal life Edit

Reed is the brother of former NFL standout Dale Carter. He currently resides in Frisco, TX.

Frisco ThunderEdit

In May 2007, Reed took over ownership of the Frisco Thunder of the Intense Football League. The Frisco, Texas based team ceased operations after the 2008 season.

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