PCC alumus David Reed, former wide receiver for the Lancers who will play in Sunday’s Super Bowl, said in an email received by the Courier on Wednesday that he gives credit to his time at PCC for his successful career in the National Football League.
“[Former] Offensive Coordinator Marguet Miller and [former Head] Coach Kenny Lawler, [deserve credit],” said Reed. “Those guys stayed on top of me and made sure I stayed on a straight path. I love those guys, and I give so much thanks and credit to those guys. Miller is that guy.”
While at PCC in 2007, Reed broke records for both receptions and receiving yards for community colleges nationwide, with 111 catches and 1,661 yards. He was also First Team All-Conference and First Team Junior College Gridwire All-American.
This week, this former Lancer finds himself playing in Super Bowl XLVII with the Baltimore Ravens.
“Everybody has a route to get to the NFL,” said Reed. “And my route to get here was just a little bit tougher than others.”
Reed was drafted by the Ravens in the fifth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He was drafted as a wide receiver and explosive kick returner. Reed also set a franchise record his rookie year for the Ravens with the longest kick-off return with a 103-yard touchdown against the Houston Texans.
Reed said that he still keeps in touch with his former coaches. “Actually, [Offensive Coordinator] Miller has two players in the Super Bowl right now. [Myself and] Delanie Walker from the 49ers,” said Reed. Walker played for Mt. SAC and is now currently a tight end for the 49ers.
Additional reporting by Andrew Salmi.