Duke Football BIO
80 David Reeves
2015: Returning starting tight end ... in 40 career games (26 starts), has caught 34 passes for 263 yards (7.74) and seven TDs ... has 10 career games with 2+ receptions including personal-best three-catch outings at Georgia Tech in 2012 and against Elon in 2014 ... with Braxton Deaver, provides Duke with a pair of TEs with 30+ career receptions and 4+ career TD catches each ... pairs with Deaver to form the top active TE tandem in the ACC for combined TD receptions (11) ... among active ACC TEs, ranks tied for first in TD receptions and tied for seventh in receptions ... on Duke’s career charts, ranked tied for third in TD receptions by a TE ... enters the 2015 season three TD catches shy of matching the school standard for scoring receptions by a TE (Stan Crisson; 10; 1961-63) ... has played 1,848 career snaps ... lone player in Duke history with TD receptions in multiple bowl games with scoring catches against Cincinnati (Belk Bowl, 2012) and Texas A&M (Chick-fil-A Bowl, 2013) ... joins Dave Colonna (2) as the only two players in Duke history with multiple TD receptions in bowl games ... in the program’s post-spring strength and conditioning evaluation, led the TE group in squat lift (455 lbs.) ... two-time Academic All-ACC selection.
2014: Academic All-ACC selection ... started all 13 games ... caught 13 passes for 103 yards (7.92) and three TDs ... had 2+ receptions in three games including a season-high three catches against Elon ... scored game-winning TD on 3-yard pass from QB Thomas Sirk in Duke’s 20-13 win over Virginia ... scoring catch against the Cavaliers came with 7:23 remaning in the fourth period and snapped a 13-13 deadlock ... also scored single-game TDs versus Troy (2 yards from Sirk) and Wake Forest (18 yards from Sirk) ... credited with five tackles on special teams ... on the field for 732 snaps.
2013: Academic All-ACC selection ... played in all 14 games ... caught three passes for 38 yards (12.67) and one TD ... touchdown reception covered 21 yards against Texas A&M in the Chick-fil-A Bowl ... caught PAT pass from Anthony Boone in the win at Virginia ... paired with Braxton Deaver (46) to form the seventh most prolific TE duo in school history with 49 combined receptions ... credited for six tackles on special teams ... on the field for 423 snaps.
2012: Started all 13 games ... caught 18 passes for 122 yards (6.78) and three TDs ... caught a season-high three passes at Georgia Tech ... logged multiple receptions in seven weeks ... all three TD receptions came against FIU, Clemson and Cincinnati ... after catching five passes for 29 yards through the first six weeks of the season, had 13 receptions for 93 yards over the final seven games ... led all ACC rookie TEs in receptions, receiving yards and TDs ... ranked 10th among all ACC tight ends in catches ... paired with Issac Blakeney (32) to form the sixth-most prolific TE tandem in school history with 50 combined receptions ... teamed with Conner Vernon (85) to form the eighth-most prolific WR-TE duo in school history with 103 combined catches ... on the field for 693 total snaps.
2011: Did not see game action.
PRIOR TO DUKE: Played at Greensboro Public West under coach Curtis Graves ... charted as the No. 1 tight end in Alabama by Rivals.com ... listed as the No. 51 tight end in the nation by Scout.com ... tabbed as the No. 1 tight end and No. 22 overall prospect in Alabama by SuperPrep ... All-Dixie Region choice by SuperPrep ... helped Greensboro Public West to three straight state playoff berths ... as a senior, caught 28 passes for 356 yards and two TDs ... first team all-state (3A) selection by the Alabama Sports Writers Association and Lineman of the Year (3A) pick by the Alabama High School Athletic Association in 2010.
PERSONAL: Son of Gloria Reeves ... born December 15, 1992 ... graduated from Duke in May, 2015 with a degree in sociology ... also minored in visual arts while earning a certificate in markets and management ... currently pursuing a master’s degree in liberal studies.