SCtoC/Screaming Eagles Player Q&A - Verlon Reed Jun 15, 2017 15:16:05 GMT -8
Post by Kasey on Jun 15, 2017 15:16:05 GMT -8
#1 - VERLON REED (QB)
Verlon Reed is a 6'0" 200-lb. quarterback in his first season with the Screaming Eagles and the Indoor Football League. He has appeared in all 15 games for Salt Lake in its first season, having started in 14 of those games. He was named week 2 IFL Offensive Player of the Week for his heroic efforts in the Screaming Eagles first-ever win, 42-41 in an overtime thriller. Reed is second in the league in passing yards per game at 174.6, and first in rushing yards with 715. He also ranks second in the league with 47.7 rushing yards per game.
Reed played wide receiver at Ohio St. before transferring to Findley College and becoming its quarterback. As a junior, he completed 66.9 percent of his passes for 131.3 yards per game with seven touchdowns and five interceptions. He was named the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week after throwing for 166 yards and two touchdowns, while rushing for 156 yards and two more scores, in the Oilers' 40-19 victory over Michigan Technological University on September 28, 2013.
Fans can send Reed a twitter follow request at VReedOnSpeed.
Earlier this season, Reed took a moment to answer some of our questions:
1. What do you consider to be your greatest achievement in football so far?
My greatest achievement in football so far would have to be being a finalist for the DII Heisman my senior year of college.
2. What were your first impressions of Project FANchise and the Salt Lake Screaming Eagles?
My first impressions of the Fanchise and the Salt Lake Screaming Eagles were kinda blank. I didn't really know what to expect, though I knew how things were going to be ran here.
3. What was it that made you want to come to Utah and to earn a roster spot on the team?
I wanted a spot on this roster to get back into my career and this program was a great foundation for me to move up to the next level.
4. Who has inspired you the most in your football career and in life?
I've had a lot of inspirations in my life and in football. But my biggest inspirations are my daughter and my parents.
5. What is your biggest long-term goal for your football career?
My long term goal for football is to reach the highest level possible and maximize my fullest potential and hopefully hopefully become a great coach one day.
6. What would you like to accomplish this season?
This season I would like to win as many games as possible and make a playoff run and win a championship. That's my ultimate goal this season, and lead my guys along the way.
7. What would you like Screaming Eagles and IFL fans to know about you?
I'm pretty cool and friendly, love meeting people from different places and I am a chill kind of person.
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