Austin Reed

QB, · Western Kentucky


Week 0: DNP

HISTORY — from college profile

2022 New Orleans Bowl MVP
2022 Conference USA Newcomer of the Year
2022 All-Conference USA Second Team
2022 Davey O'Brien Award Semifinalist
2022 Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week (Nov. 7)
2022 CFPA Week 10 Honorable Mention
2022 Manning Award Watch List
2022 Maxwell Award Watch List
2022 CFPA Week 4 Honorable Mention
2022 Davey O'Brien Award Watch List

2022 (r-Jr.) | 14/14: 
Reed was the starting quarterback for all 14 of WKU's game in 2022 during his first season on The Hill. After Bailey Zappe provided WKU with a record-breaking season in 2021, Reed stepping in and kept up the pace for the Hilltoppers. With 4,744 passing yards on the season, Reed led all passers in college football to give WKU the top passing quarterback for the second-consecutive season. His best game of the season came in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl when he passed for 497 yards and four touchdowns. That effort led to him being named the bowl game's MVP. In addition to his total of 4,744 yards, he threw for 40 touchdowns against just 11 interceptions. Reed also factored into the rushing game for the Tops, totaling 224 yards and eight touchdowns. One of Reed's most impressive performances on the season came against Charlotte when he threw six touchdowns to six-difference receivers. Additionally, he passed for 409 total yards in that game. Reed cleared the 400-yard mark in four games on the year, including the last two of the season. Reed landed himself on multiple watch lists throughout the course of the year, and was named Conference USA's Newcomer of the Year at the conclusion of the season in addition to being named to the All-Conference USA Second Team. 

Before WKU: Reed transferred to The Hill after a successful run at West Florida. He led the Argos to a Division II national championship in 2019 while throwing for 4,089 yards and 40 touchdowns and rushing for an additional six.

HS/Misc.: Prepped at St. Augustine High School in St. Augustine, Fla.  Threw for 2,925 yards and 34 touchdowns as a senior and had three rushing TDs. He was named 2017 Class 6A Player of the Year by the Florida Athletic Coaches Association.


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Weight: 220
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