Reed Named to College Sports Journal FCS All-Freshman Team
Jan. 22, 2014
PITTSBURGH - Linebacker Aaron Reed (McKees Rocks, Pa./Montour) was one of four Northeast Conference players named to the 2013 College Sports Journal All-Freshman Team.
Reed, who was named to the second team, tied for the Duquesne lead with 74 tackles in starting all 11 games at inside linebacker for the NEC co-Champions.
Reed, who was joined on the team by NEC members Bryant center Aubrey Beal (2nd team offense), Sacred Heart quarterback R.J. Noel (1st team offense) and Sacred Heart linebacker James Rentz (1st team defense), is the first DU player to be named to the CSJ All-Freshman Team which is in its third year of existence.
More on College Sports Journal: The College Sports Journal was the first major news organization to begin recognizing an All-Freshman team at the FCS level. The All-Freshman team was selected by a blue ribbon panel of FCS experts put together by College Sports Journal executive editor David Coulson and CSJ publisher and managing editor Chuck Burton. Coulson has 36 years of experience covering college football, including 21 seasons of following FCS and has served as the executive editor and managing partner of College Sporting News and the executive director for The Sports Network, running its national awards program from 2007-2009. He has had a hand in selecting honors teams at the FCS level since 2002 and is in the process of writing and compiling the first FCS encyclopedia. He also wrote the book Magic on the Mountain, which chronicled Appalachian State's run to the 2005 NCAA Division I National Football Championship and won the Willie Parker Peace Award from the North Carolina Society of History in 2008. Burton has been acclaimed for his Lehigh Football Nation blog and as a national columnist for College Sporting News and College Sports Journal in the past decade.