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Troy Reeder
Player Profile:
Troy Reeder 2700944
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 245
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Hockessin, Del.
High School: Salesianum
Other College: Penn State
Major: Finance
Experience: 1 Letter

Second-year standout linebacker at Delaware after transfer from Penn State • junior who is a strong All-American and All-Colonial Athletic Association candidate • teams with two-time All-CAA selection Charles Bell to give Delaware one of the top inside linebacker units in the NCAA • will play the "Mike" inside linebacker spot in Delaware's new 3-4 alignment • also a special teams standout • will serve as team captain along with Bell, Brody Kern, Bilal Nichols, Joe Walker, and Kyle Yocum • aggressive, intelligent linebacker with a great nose for the ball • CoSIDA Academic All-American candidate • one of 23 Delaware natives on the roster •  shared team's Weight Room Champion honors with defensive tackle Bilal Nichols for spring drills for outstanding work and improvement in the weight room • had an outstanding spring and recorded a game-high six tackles and intercepted a pass in the Blue-White Spring Game in May.

Made an immediate impact for Blue Hens in first season at Delaware after transfer from Penn State • earned starting spot in preseason and moved on to start all 11 games at outside linebacker • earned honorable mention Hero Sports Sophomore All-American honors and was a second team All-CAA selection • teamed with Bell to give Delaware one of the top linebacker units in the CAA • ranked No. 2  on the team behind Bell with 63 tackles (36 solo) • added one sack, 4.5 tackles for loss (12 yards), two interceptions, one pass breakup, and two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, and a blocked kick • team ranked No. 6 in the CAA in total defense (349.7 yards allowed per game) • earned
STATS Inc. National Defensive Player of the Week Honorable Mention honors and CAA Defensive Player of the Week honors in win over Albany when he recorded five tackles, intercepted a pass, forced two fumbles, and recovered one fumble as UD held Albany to just 236 total yards in a 33-17 win • named Blue Hen Touchdown Club Player of the Week vs. Albany (defense) and Richmond (special teams) • recorded five or more tackles nine times with season-high nine stops vs. NCAA FCS national champion James Madison • had eight tackles vs. Stony Brook and seven each against Wake Forest and Maine • also intercepted a pass vs. Delaware State in UD debut, returning it 13 yards for a touchdown • blocked a field goal attempt vs. Richmond • CAA Academic All-Conference • took part in Delaware's 2016 spring drills after transfer from Penn State in the fall and had one tackle in the Blue-White Spring Game in May.

Played for two seasons at linebacker for head coach James Franklin • honor student • Dean's List student, was selected to the CoSIDA Academic All-District 2 team, and was named Academic All-Big 10.

Started at outside linebacker in 11 games as a redshirt freshman when Penn State went 7-6 and advanced to the Taxslayer Bowl vs. Georgia • earned first team Freshman All-Big 10 and second team Freshman All-American honors • ranked fourth on the team with 67 tackles and added 5.5 tackles for loss and an interception.

Did not see game action as a true freshman linebacker • Nittany Lions went 7-6 and defeated Boston College in the Pinstripe Bowl.

Four-year letterwinner at Salesianum School for head coach Bill DiNardo • captain for Salesianum team that captured the 2013 DIAA Division I state championship and was 2012 state runner-up • two-time All-State selection at middle linebacker • earned first team All-State honors at running back as a senior • 2013 DIFCA Defensive Player of the Year • compiled 76 tackles, 3.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, and three fumble recoveries during his final season • rushed for 1,154 yards and 18 touchdowns as a senior • won the DeLucia Sportsmanship Award • recorded more than 2,000 yards rushing and a combined 54 touchdowns (37 rushing, 17 passing) in his career • added 280 tackles, 12 sacks, and five interceptions • rated as a four-star prospect by ESPN and a three-star recruit by,, and • ranked among the top 35 linebackers in the nation • No. 2 recruit in the state of Delaware • prep All-American and three-time All-State lacrosse player at Salesianum for head coach Bob Healy • led Salesianum to three straight state lacrosse titles from 2011-13 • helped the 2013 lacrosse squad to a No. 17 national ranking • member of the Principal's List and a National Honor Society member.

Troy Daniel Reeder • born Sept. 13, 1994 • honor student as a finance major at Delaware • career objective is to work in real estate investment and development • enjoys boating, fishing, skeet shooting, and hiking in his spare time • favorite NFL team is the San Diego Chargers • son of Dan and Cheryl Reeder • has one brother, Colby, who is a two-year member of the Delaware squad as a linebacker • Colby was the state Delaware Player of the Year at Salesianum in 2015 • father is a Delaware native (Christiana High School) and a 1986 Delaware graduate who served as captain of the 1984 Blue Hens for head coach Tubby Raymond • played fullback and linebacker at Delaware and played two seasons in the NFL with the Los Angeles Raiders (fifth round draft pick) and Pittsburgh Steelers as a fullback • Dan is now a commercial real estate broker • mother played basketball at Elizabethtown (Pa.) College (‘86) and led the team to the 1982 NCAA III national championship.


Year G/S Tackles (Solo) Sacks/TFL FR/FF Int./PD
2016 11/11 63 (36) 1.0-3/4.5-12 1/2 2/3
TOTALS 11/11 63 (36) 1.0-3/4.5-12 1/2 2/3

Tackles: 9 vs. James Madison, 2016
1 vs Delaware State, 2016; 1 vs. Albany, 2016
Forced Fumbles: 2 vs. Albany, 2016

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