LSU Gold
Wide Receiver
Rayne, La.
High School
Rayne HS

2001 Biletnikoff Award Winner
2001 All-America (Walter Camp, AP, Football Writer’s Assoc.,, ABC Sports online,, The Sporting News)
2001 All-SEC (AP, Coaches)
SEC Player of the Week vs. Alabama (Nov. 3, 2001)
National Player of the Week vs. Alabama (Nov. 3, 2001) – The Sporting News
2000 All-SEC, First Team (AP, SEC Coaches, The Sporting News, Football News, Birmingham News, College Sports-Southeast)
2000 Louisiana Offensive Player of the Year (Louisiana Sports Writer’s Association)

One of the most decorated players in school history … Has virtually re-written the LSU and SEC record books for receiving … Named the winner of the Biletnikoff Award after leading the nation with a SEC record 1,740 yards for a nation’s best 145.0 yards per game … Caught an LSU record 94 passes for the year … Ranked third in the nation with 7.8 receptions per game and was 11th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 155.0 a game … Led the SEC in three categories – receiving yards per game, receptions per game and all-purpose yards … Set a total of 17 records during the season … Became the first 3,000-yard receiver in SEC history (total stands at 3,001) … Set an SEC record for both receptions and yards with 19 catches for 293 yards in win over Alabama … Set LSU bowl and Sugar Bowl record with 14 receptions for 239 yards in 47-34 win over then-No. 7 Illinois in Sugar Bowl … Had 4 catches for 60 yards in SEC Championship game win over Tennessee … Had 10 catches for 186 yards and 1 TD vs. Auburn … Had 7 receptions for 183 yards and 2 TDs vs. Arkansas … In 12 games this year, has 10 100-yard games … Had 4 double-figure reception games and went over 150 yards five times … Had 338 all-purpose yards vs. Alabama, second-most in school and the third highest total in SEC history … Broke Wendell Davis’ LSU record for single-season receiving yards vs. Middle Tennessee (previous mark was 1,244) … Broke Davis’ LSU career mark of 2,708 yards vs. Arkansas … Owns LSU record for most 100-yard games at 18 … Had 9 catches for 120 yards vs. Middle Tennessee … Joins Tennessee’s Joey Kent and Florida’s Jabbar Gaffney as the only receivers in SEC history to have 1,000 yards receiving in more than one season … With 167 career receptions, ranks second to Davis’ 183 at LSU … Broke Davis’ single-season LSU mark for receptions … Set an LSU record by recording 6 straight 100-yard games to open season – streak was snapped with only 85 yards on 3 receptions vs. Ole Miss … Reached 2,000 receiving yards in just 20 games as the position – the fastest in school history … During the regular-season, had 38 receptions of 21 yards or more, 21 of 30-yards or more and 5 of 40-yards or more … Has caught at least one pass in 26 straight games … Moved to wide receiver in week 9 of freshman season in 1999 and has been there ever since … Entered the NFL Draft with one year of eligibility remaining and was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the second round.

2001 Josh Reed Honors
Biletnikoff Award Winner
First-Team All-America (Walter Camp, AP, Football Writers Association,, ABC Sports online,, The Sporting News)
Second-Team All-America (Football News)
All-Bowl Team (Sports Illustrated)
First-Team All-SEC (AP, Coaches, Football News,
Louisiana Offensive Player of the Year (Louisiana Sports Writer’s Association)
SEC Offensive Player of the Week (Nov. 4, vs. Alabama)
National Player of the Week (Nov. 4, The Sporting News)

Records Broken by Josh Reed
19 receptions vs. Alabama (LSU and SEC single-game record)
293 receiving yards vs. Alabama (LSU and SEC single-game record)
94 receptions (LSU single-season record)
1,740 receiving yards (LSU and SEC single-season record)
145.0 receiving yards per game (LSU and SEC single-season record)
3,001 receiving yards (LSU and SEC career record)
11 100-yard games (LSU single-season record)
18 100-yard games (LSU career record)
14 receptions vs. Illinois (LSU and Sugar Bowl record)
239 receiving yards vs. Illinois (LSU and Sugar Bowl record)

Had one of the best years for a wide receiver in school history in his first full season at the position … Didn’t disappoint in 2000 as he caught 65 passes for 1,127 yards and 10 touchdowns … The 1,127 yards and 10 TDs rank second in LSU history for a single-season while the 65 receptions rank third … Led the SEC with 102.5 yards receiving a contest and ranked second in the league with 5.91 catches a contest … Tied a school-record with six 100-yard receiving games … Saved best results for the big games as he caught 53 passes for 861 yards and nine touchdowns in SEC action … Caught eight passes for a career-best 173 yards, the eighth-highest single-game total at LSU, against Ole Miss … Had 10 receptions for 113 yards and one touchdown vs. Mississippi State … Had seven receptions, including three for touchdowns, for 146 yards against Tennessee … Scored on a 75-yard TD pass against Auburn and had a 53-yard touchdown reception vs. Tennessee … In all, 6-of-10 TD receptions were at least 31-yards … Caught at least seven passes in seven games … Capped outstanding season with nine receptions for 96 yards and one TD in win over Georgia Tech in Peach Bowl … The nine receptions tied an LSU bowl record … Had magnificent 9-yard TD reception in fourth quarter vs. Georgia Tech that gave the Tigers the lead for good at 17-14.

One of the most versatile Tigers on offense … Played three different positions for the Tigers (running back, wide receiver, return specialist) … Participated in seven games and started at flanker against Houston … Saw action in first three games at running back and final four games at wide receiver … Ranked sixth on the team with 213 all-purpose yards … Had a career-high six carries for 58 yards and a score against North Texas … Also had eight receptions for 134 yards on the season (16.8 average) … Returned a kickoff for 21 yards against North Texas.

Member of The Advocate Super Dozen, Tiger Rag Dirty Dozen, Purple & Gold’s Great Eight Second Team, Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100 … Two-time Class 3A All-State … Senior year had 285 carries for 2,143 yards and 28 touchdowns as well as handling punts and place-kicks … Totaled 246 points as a senior … Rushed for 2,521 yards and 24 TDs as a junior … Coached in high school by Keith Bergeron.

Full name is Joshua Blake Reed … Born on May 1, 1980, in Lafayette, La. … Mother is Margaret Reed … Has three siblings – Norbert, Larissa, and Danielle … Majoring in kinesiology.


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