Reed Named Patriot League Offensive Player and Rookie of Week
Oct. 28, 2013
EASTON, Pa. - Freshman quarterback Drew Reed has been named the Patriot League Football Offensive Player and Rookie of the Week, the first time that a freshman has won the offensive honor and the lone occurrence of a player winning both awards concurrently. He also garnered the College Football Performance Awards FCS National Performer of the Week.
In his first collegiate start, Reed completed 21-of-22 passes for 283 yards and five touchdowns without any interceptions to lead the Leopards to a key 41-23 win that pushed them to 2-0 in the Patriot League. Reed completed his final 20 passes in the game, tying the Patriot League record for consecutive completions set two weeks ago by Fordham’s Mike Nebrich.
The five passing touchdowns were the most by a Patriot League quarterback this season, and top mark for a Leopard signal-caller since Rob Curley had a school and Patriot League record with seven against Colgate on Nov. 7, 2009.
Reed’s passing efficiency rating of 278.5 was the second-best single-game mark in the FCS this season. In the last two games, Reed has completed 38-of-44 passes for 518 yards and seven touchdowns. Reed currently has more touchdowns passes (7) than incompletions (6).
Lafayette finishes off a four-game road swing against Patriot League foe Georgetown on Saturday at 1 p.m. The game can be seen live on the Lafayette Sports Network (RCN-4, WBPH-60) and online at GoLeopards.com.