Big producer for successful Baylor teams will vie for Bengals 2015 roster spot after spending ’14 season on Cincinnati practice squad ... Was a seventh-round draft choice of San Diego in ’14.
Career transactions: Selected by San Diego in seventh round of 2014 draft (240th overall) ... Signed with Chargers on 5-14-14 ... Waived by Chargers on 8-30-14 ... Signed to Cincinnati practice squad on 9-3-14 ... Signed to Bengals roster on 1-5-15.
2014 recap: Played in all four of San Diego’s preseason games, recording five receptions for 43 yards ... Waived in Chargers’ final cuts and joined Bengals practice squad the week of Game 1 ... On practice squad through the Wild Card playoff, and signed just after the season to Cincinnati 2015 offseason roster.
College: Played four seasons (2010-13) at Baylor, seeing action in 48 games (31 starts) ... Three-time All-Big 12 performer, including first-team as a senior ... Caught 187 passes for 3102 yards and 24 TDs, leaving as Baylor ranked third all-time in all three categories ... Scored 21 of his 24 TDs on plays of 40 or more yards, most 40-plus TD catches I NCAA history ... Part of the first class of Baylor players to play in four straight bowl games, capped off by program’s first Big 12 title and BCS bowl.
Personal: Hometown is Temple, Texas ... Attended Temple High School, where he was an all-district performer in football and set school track records in triple jump, long jump and 300-meter hurdles ... Earned regional all-academic honors in high school and was on Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll in 2011 at Baylor, where he was a general studies major ... In 2009, before enrolling at Baylor, competed on USA Football’s Junior National Team.
NOTE ABOUT NFL EXPERIENCE: Reese did not earn an accrued year of experience toward NFL free agency in 2014 because he was not on a 53-player roster, a Reserve/Injured list or a Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list for the required minimum of six games.
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