After a successful rookie campaign, Justin Reid plans to make the most of his first NFL offseason. The Stanford product is hoping to go back to college to finish his degree.
“I got a lot since I left early,” Reid said. “I was an engineering major, probably going to take about three or four years of going back to finish.”
Reid was studying Management Science and Engineering before he declared for the NFL Draft after his third season at Stanford University. When he’s not catching interceptions or making hard-hitting tackles on the football field, Reid says he enjoys programming, writing code and analyzing data trends.
The Texans safety saw action in all 16 games with 12 starts. He quickly adjusted to the speed of the NFL, compiling a team-high three interceptions, including one returned 101 yards for a touchdown in Week 11 at Washington.
“For me personally, I’m very excited about next season because I know my role,” Reid said. “I know the system. I feel very comfortable here and I know that I’m going to be able to attack next season with a fury and a rage to attack it. But for now, it’s just figuring out what to do, what my next move is for the offseason, what I’m going to do help recover from some of my injuries that I had from this year to get healthy, get right and be able to be ready for when the offseason training season starts again.”
This season, Reid became the first player in team history to record at least nine tackles, one fumble recovery and one special teams tackle in a game. He is the only player in the NFL to accomplish the feat in a game in 2018 and the fourth rookie to post that stat line in a game in the last 10 seasons. Reid was selected by the Houston Texans with the fourth pick of the third round (68th overall) in the 2018 NFL Draft.
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