Kansas’ own Nick Reid starred for the Jayhawks at linebacker from 2002-2005, starting 40 games, totaling 416 tackles throughout his Jayhawk career. Reid was always reliable for the Kansas defense, leading the Jayhawks in tackles in three consecutive seasons, while his 416 career tackles are the second most in school history, behind only Willie Pless, who is also in Kansas’ Ring of Honor. Reid’s versatility helped him compile 40.0 tackles-for-loss, 14.0 sacks, three interceptions and six forced fumbles throughout his career. As a senior, Reid became the first Jayhawk to be named Big 12 Conference Defensive Player of the Year and remains the only Jayhawk to receive the award. Reid was also named Third Team All-America and was a three-time All-Big 12 selection over his career. Reid led the defense to two bowl appearances in his career, including a win in the 2005 Fort Worth Bowl and an appearance in the 2003 Mazda Tangerine Bowl.
Oct. 7, 2023