Sometimes a college player doesn’t get the opportunity to take his talents to the major professional sports leagues. When that happens, you usually have a few other options. You can either work in the field that your degree is in or you could try other options like the Canadian Football League or the Arena Football League.
Former Florida State safety Greg Reid had a rough career in Tallahassee. He was dismissed from the team in 2012 due to a violation of team rules. He finished his college career at Valdosta State University where he went to high school.
Once his time was up in college, he signed with the St. Louis Rams, but was cut before the season began.
Reid signed with the AFL’s Jacksonville Sharks midway through the 2015 season and had an absolutely great showing with the team. He was fourth in the AFL in interceptions with nine and has helped lead them to their second ever ArenaBowl appearance.
For his efforts, Reid was awarded AFL Rookie of the Year, despite not playing the first six games of the year.
It is nice to see that Reid is doing so well for himself in the AFL. Maybe after another great season next year, an NFL team will come calling his name. You can watch Reid and the Sharks take on the San Jose Sabercats in ArenaBowl XXVIII on Saturday, August 29 on ESPN.
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