ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – For the first time since 2018, a UNM football player was selected in the NFL Draft. Safety Jerrick Reed II is the latest Lobo to turn pro.
Reed was drafted in the 6th round (198 overall) by the Seattle Seahawks. He is the first Lobo drafted by Seattle since Steve Myer in 1976 and highest drafted Lobo since 2009.
“The recruiter Ron flow called me first, and then the DB Coach called me right afterwards, and then the GM got on the phone and said look, ‘I love your film. You are a heck of a player, and we love you here,’ and then Pete Caroll himself got on the phone and was like, ‘Hey, let’s work. Let’s go win some games,'” said Reed. “So, it’s just me and my mom shared some tears. It was awesome man. I will remember this day for the rest of my life.”
During his time at UNM, Reed racked up 164 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, seven interceptions, 29 passes deflected, two forced fumbles, and one touchdown. Most recently, the Olive Branch, MS native was given the Bill Brannin Award, which goes to the Lobos’ most valuable player.