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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

Third-year standout linebacker at Delaware after transfer from Penn State • redshirt senior 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 • 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.

Defended his starting position in preseason and started all 11 games at outside linebacker for the Blue Hens • took over the reigns of the linebacker unit when Bell went down with injury and moved up from second to rank first on the team in total tackles with 89 (34 solo) • added 1.5 sacks, seven tackles for a loss (19 yards), one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, one interception, three pass breakups, and one blocked kick • had one punt return for 20 yards • was named to the First-Team All-CAA • named CAA Defensive Player of the Week vs. Stony Brook when he recorded 11 tackles and vs. Maine when he recorded 17 tackles and blocked one kick • was an FCS ADA Academic All-Star Team nominee • named Blue Hen Touchdown Club Defensive Player of the Week for his performance vs. William & Mary when he recrded nine tackles, one sack, and two pass breakups • recorded more than 10 tackes three times with his season high coming vs. Maine with 17 • had five or more solo tackles four seperate times with his high coming vs. Maine with seven.

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
2017 11/11 89 (34) 1.5-7/7-19 1/1 1/3
2016 11/11 63 (36) 1.0-3/4.5-12 1/2 2/3
TOTALS 11/11 152 (70) 2.5-10/11.5-31 2/3 3/6

Tackles: 17 vs. Maine, 2017
1 vs Delaware State, 2016; 1 vs. Albany, 2016
Forced Fumbles: 2 vs. Albany, 2016

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