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Reed was a consensus all-state player in Arizona with 41 receptions for 761 yards and seven touchdowns in 2007. He also was on the wrestling team and competed in the shot put, discus, long jump and 200 meters for the track team at Sabino High School in Tucson.
He was named third-team Freshman All-America by CollegeFootballNews.com after catching 17 passes while starting eight of 12 games as a redshirt freshman in 2009.
Reed started seven more games the following season, emerging as a first-team All-MWC and honorable mention All-American player by CollegeFootballNews.com with 33 receptions for 459 yards and a team-high five touchdowns.
With defenses now accounting more for him, Reed was limited to 22 catches as a junior to go along with 241 receiving yards. He also was a standout on special teams with seven tackles.
Reed suffered a significant drop-off as a senior. He played in 13 games, but caught only five passes for 37 yards (2.8-yard average) and no touchdowns.
Reed, the younger brother of Texans pass rusher Brooks Reed, has intriguing tools, but it's clear he's lacking in polish right now.
STRENGTHS: Reed definitely looks the part (6-6, 250) with long arms (35 1/4 inches) and big hands (10 1/2 inches) and has some athleticism to run and get open.
WEAKNESSES: Tendency to play too upright and stiff in his patterns, and the coaching staff at the Shrine Game had to correct him several times on his route-running.
CAREER NOTES Reed finished his UNM career with 77 receptions for 949 and six touchdowns. He played in 48 games with 33 career starts.
Helped the Lobos average 301.3 rushing yards per game to rank fifth in the nation in 2012. Reed finished his UNM career with 77 receptions for 949 and six touchdowns.
Started all 12 games, finishing third on the team in receptions with 22, even though defenses accounted for him far more than they did in 2010...had 241 receiving yards, also third best...best stretch came during a four-game span toward the end of the year when he caught 12 passes combined for 145 yards...season highs of four receptions against Air Force (week eight) and UNLV (week 10)...a season-high 58 receiving yards in the 21-14 victory over the Rebels...also a key member on special teams, producing seven tackles on the season.
Played in 11 of 12 games and made seven starts at the tight end position...earned first team all-Mountain West Conference honors...named to the CollegeFootballNews.com first team all-MWC, honorable mention All-American and the all-Sophomore second team...hauled in 33 passes for 459 yards and a team-high five TDs, the best numbers by a Lobo tight end in 23 years, since John Duff (51-701-6) in 1987...Reed led UNM with 41.7 receiving yards a game.
Had his first 100-yard receiving game against Wyoming on Nov. 6 in University Stadium...had a career day against the Cowboys, finishing with a career-high seven catches for 100 yards and two touchdowns...he had a career-long grab of 40 yards against Wyoming...one of his TD catches was featured on ESPN's Plays of the Day and made Plays of the Month for November on ESPN...played his best football during conference play, with 26 catches, four TDs and a team-high 362 yards in eight games...was named the John Mackey National Tight End of the Week on Nov. 10 for his outstanding game against Wyoming.
Capped his fine debut season by earning third team Freshman All-America honors from CollegeFootballNews.com - the first Lobo TE to earn such recognition...started 8 times in his first 12 collegiate games...17 catches (212 yards, long of 29, TD) were the most by a Lobo tight end since 2006 (John Mulchrone - 20)...ranked second on the team with an average of 12.5 yards per catch...also an improving blocker who sprung Demond Dennis' 62-yard run against New Mexico State and cleared the way for Donovan Porterie's option keeper TD vs. BYU.
'09 HIGHLIGHTS: vs. No. 22 BYU...two catches for 28 yards with a long of 17...just missed his second TD of the year when he was unable to control the ball before stepping out of bounds...cleared the way for Donovan Porterie's TD run on the opening posession of the game...at San Diego State...two grabs for 21 yards...kept a Lobo TD drive alive with a sensational 12-yard grab on third down, wrestling the ball away from a defender as he had his facemask pulled back...vs. UNLV...Matched his season-high with four receptions for 34 yards...pulled in his first career TD with a sliding, fingertip grab from 13 yards out that cut the deficit to seven points early in the fourth quarter...at Texas Tech...Season-highs of four catches for 49 yards - all of which went for first downs...made a tough 21-yard catch in traffic across the middle to convert a third-and-2 play.
A 2008 graduate of Tucson Sabino High School...prep standout who led all Arizona high school tight ends with 41 receptions for 761 yards and seven TDs in 2007...consensus first team all-state pick as a senior...also had 36 tackles and two sacks from his defensive end position...the Sabercats were a perfect 10-0 in the regular season before losing to Prescott 34-28 in the first round of the 4A playoffs...played for head coach Jay Campos...was on the wrestling team in 2006 and '07, and competed in the shot put, discus, long jump and 200 meters for the track team...third in the state discus finals as a senior.
Born Jan. 29, 1989, in Tucson...full name is Lucas George Reed...son of Bob and Kathleen Reed...major is University Studies.
Draft Scout Player News
08/02/13 - TE Lucas Reed was waived by Denver with an injury settlement.
07/31/13 - TE Lucas Reed passed through waivers and went to injured reserve after suffering a right hamstring injury on the first day of training camp.
07/28/13 - TE Lucas Reed was waived/injured by Denver.
04/29/13 - Broncos Sign 15 College Free Agents: Lucas Reed, TE, New Mexico...A two-time All-American, Reed caught 77 passes for 949 yards with six touchdowns at New Mexico. The tight endís 77 catches tied a school record. He is the younger brother of Brooks Reed, who is a linebacker for the Houston Texans. - DenverBroncos.com
03/07/13 - 2013 New Mexico Pro Day: While the 2013 NFL draft may lack in headlining skill-position prospects, it does offer intriguing depth. This is particularly true at tight end, which is generally regarded as one of the classes' most talented positions. It is precisely because of this depth that likely kept scouts from inviting New Mexico's Lucas Reed to the combine. Representatives from a handful of teams that traveled to see he and the rest of the Lobos perform at Thursday's Pro Day, however, were treated to a performance that would have ranked among the best among tight ends tested in Indianapolis.
Reed measured in at 6-6, 247 pounds and despite possessing very long arms (35 1/4"), topped the high set by Stanford's Zach Ertz this year at the combine with 27 repetitions of 225 pounds. His explosiveness extended to the vertical jump, as well, where he posted a 37" vertical jump. Reed was unofficially clocked between 4.65-4.72 seconds in the 40-yard dash. He had a 4.08-second time in the short shuttle and covered the three-cone in 6.97 seconds.
Reed performing well during workouts isn't a surprise. His older brother, former Arizona pass rusher Brooks Reed, also worked out exceptionally well, contributing to his earning a second round selection by the Houston Texans. While Reed was the most impressive of the athletes tested at New Mexico today, several other prospects also helped their cause. Among them was Ohio State-transfer Lamaar Thomas, who posted a 38" vertical jump and clocked in at 4.35 in the 40-yard dash.Long-snapper Evan Jacobsen showed impressive strength, leading the Lobos with 27 reps. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com