Honors & Awards
Kyler Reed finished one of the top careers for a Nebraska tight end during a productive senior season in 2012. Reed and fellow senior Ben Cotton teamed to give Nebraska one of the top tight end tandems in the Big Ten each of the past two seasons.
The 6-3, 230-pound Reed created mismatches for opposing defenses with his speed and play-making ability, and he also had the ability to make an impact as a blocker on the perimeter. Reed was one of five Huskers with at least 20 receptions in 2012, totaling 24 receptions for 357 yards and two touchdowns. Reed averaged nearly 15 yards per reception in 2012 and 15.9 yards per catch in his Nebraska career. The Kansas City area native had a season-high five catches in the opener against Southern Miss and had two receptions in seven other games. Reed's play as a senior earned him honorable-mention All-Big Ten honors.
Reed, Cotton and the Nebraska wideouts were a key part of the Husker passing game providing an excellent complement to one of the nation's top rushing attacks. Nebraska led the Big Ten in total offense, and the Huskers topped 430 yards of total offense 12 times in 14 games.
With his receiving totals in 2012, Reed moved into the top 20 on both Nebraska's career receptions (67) and career receiving yardage list (1,063). Reed's 67 catches are the second-most in school history for a tight end, and he is one of just five tight ends in NU history with more than 1,000 receiving yards. Reed also had 11 career touchdowns.
Reed added two catches against Northwestern and tied his season-high with three catches for 40 yards at Penn State, including a 24-yard catch to set up a touchdown. He added a single catches against Michigan and Iowa, with his first touchdown catch of 2011 coming on a six-yard pass from Taylor Martinez against the Hawkeyes.
2009 (Redshirt Freshman)
Before Nebraska (St. Thomas Aquinas HS)
Reed's performance in leading Aquinas earned him first-team 5A all-state honors from the Kansas High School Coaches Association and honorable-mention all-metro honors from the Kansas City Star. Reed played all over the field as a junior, lining up as a wide receiver, fullback and defensive back for a 10-2 Aquinas team. His performance earned him all-area and honorable-mention all-metro accolades in 2006.
Rivals.com listed him among the nation's top "athlete" prospects and Scout.com listed him among the top 20 weakside linebackers in the country. Rivals and Scout also ranked Reed among the top 10 prospects in Kansas.
Reed's Career Statistics
Rushing: 1 carry for five yards at Penn State in 2011