Fred Reid

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Fred Reid
Toronto Argonauts
Born: (1982-03-16) March 16, 1982 (age 39)
Tampa, Florida
Career information
CFL status American
Position(s) Running backs coach
Height5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight185 lb (84 kg)
College Mississippi State
Career history
As coach
2014–2018 Middleton High School
(Head coach)
2020–present Toronto Argonauts
(Running backs coach)
As player
2005 Tampa Bay Buccaneers*
2007 Mississippi MudCats
20072011 Winnipeg Blue Bombers
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star 2010
CFL East All-Star 20082010
Career stats
  • Playing stats at CFL.ca (archive)

Fred Reid (born March 16, 1982 in Tampa, Florida) is the running backs coach for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He is a former professional gridiron football running back who played primarily for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. He was originally signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent in 2005. He played college football at Mississippi State.

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College career

Reid attended Mississippi State University and in four years of college football he totaled 996 rushing yards on 236 rushing attempts with six touchdowns. [1] He also totaled 44 receptions, 349 receiving yards and two touchdowns. [1] When he graduated he finished as the Southeastern Conference's (SEC) all-time leading kick returner. [1] As a kick returner with the Bulldogs, Reid had 61 returns for 1,303 yards. [1]

As a senior in 2004, Reid helped Sylvester Croom, the first African American head coach in the SEC, win his debut by rushing for 37 yards on 15 carries and one touchdown. [2] During his final season which is considered his best at Mississippi State, Reid had 82 rushes, 393 yards and two touchdowns. [1] Against Maine, he had a career-high 18 rushes for 72 rushing yards. [1]

Professional career

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Coming out of Mississippi State, Reid went undrafted in the 2005 NFL Draft and was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers shortly after the draft. [1] He was released by the Buccaneers on June 28, 2005. [3]

Mississippi MudCats

In the spring of 2007, Reid played for the Mississippi MudCats of the American Indoor Football Association. [4]

Winnipeg Blue Bombers

After spending 2006 out of football, upon recommendation from Winnipeg Blue Bombers linebacker Barrin Simpson, Reid was signed by Winnipeg on April 5, 2007. [1] In his first year with the Blue Bombers he played in all 18 regular-season games and rushed for 270 yards on 40 attempts with two touchdowns. [1] Reid got two starts when Charles Roberts was out with injury. [1] In those two starts, Reid ran for 196 yards and two touchdowns. [1] As a kickoff returner, he had 213 yards on nine attempts. [1] He saw playing time in all three of Winnipeg's playoff games including the Grey Cup against Saskatchewan. [1]

In his second year in Winnipeg, Reid totaled 709 yards on 101 rushing attempts and added three touchdowns. [5] He was named an all-star after the season. [6]

After the 2008 season, Reid's contract expired and he became a free agent, however he was re-signed on January 30, 2009. [7] He was expected to share time at running back with Joe Smith in 2009. [8] [9] However, after Lavarus Giles impressed Blue Bombers management, Smith was released, [10] meaning Reid would end up sharing carries with Giles. [11]

On August 21, 2009, Reid set a new Blue Bombers record for rushing in a single game with 260 yards, with the previous record being 249. [12] Reid led the league in rushing during the 2010 CFL season with 1,396 yards. [13] After spending five seasons with the Blue Bombers, he was released on February 27, 2012. [14]

Statistics

Rushing Regular season Receiving
YearTeamNo.YardsAvgLongTDFumbNo.YardsAvgLongTD
2007 WPG 402706.8020812015.0410
2008 WPG 1017097.003013967.4220
2009 WPG 2381,3715.85272211577.5241
2010 WPG 2131,3966.66163352557.3180
2011 WPG 1817594.24741221828.3440
Totals77345055.861226998108.2441

Coaching career

On February 6, 2020, it was announced that Reid had joined the Toronto Argonauts as the team's running backs coach. [15]

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