Meet the Rookie: S Justin Reid

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  • *Safety Justin Reid *-Hometown: Prairieville, Louisiana
    -6-1, 210 pounds
    -Drafted in the third round, 4th pick (68th overall)
    -Played three seasons at Stanford University (2015-17) before declaring early for the NFL Draft
    -Clocked a 4.4 for the second-fastest 40-time among safeties at the NFL Combine

-Oldest brother is NFL safety Eric Reid
-Father Eric Sr. ran track at LSU and brother Ryan plays soccer at Coastal Carolina
-Has an aunt in Houston who owns a car dealership
-Visited Houston regularly growing up and says Houston has a “phenomenal” interstate system
-Played in three bowl games in his three seasons at Stanford: Rose Bowl (2015), Sun Bowl (2016), Alamo Bowl (2017)

-Finished the 2017 season with 99 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, 1.0 sack, five interceptions, six pass breakups
-His five interceptions ranked first among Pac-12 players and 11th nationally
-Named to the 2017 AP All-America second team and All-Pac-12 first team selection. He was also recognized as a 2017 Jim Thorpe Award semifinalist
-Lettered in football, track and field, and soccer in high school
-Follow Reid on Twitter @jreidviii and Instagram @jreidviii

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