Hamilton Tiger-Cats sign former Virginia Tech pass rusher Justus Reed

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Published February 28, 2022 at 10:56 am

Hamilton Tiger-Cats sign former Virginia Tech pass rusher Justus Reed
Pass rusher Justus Reed joins the Hamilton Tiger-Cats after an NFL stint and 6.5 sacks for Virginia Tech in 2020. (hokiesports.com photo)

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have signed American defensive lineman Justus Reed for the 2022 Canadian Football League season.

The 25-year-old recently spent time with the National Football League’s Washington Football Team (2021) after signing with the Tennessee Titans as an undrafted free agent (2021). The six-foot-three, 255-pound native of Clearwater, Florida played 41 games over five seasons collegiately at Virginia Tech (2020), Youngstown State University (2017-20), and the University of Florida (2014-16).

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Reed began his collegiate career at the University of Florida, where he played in 11 games over two seasons (2015-16) after redshirting his freshman year. Reed registered nine total tackles and one quarterback sack before transferring to Youngstown State University. He suited up in 19 games over two seasons with the Penguins (2017-20), registering 58 total tackles, 25 tackles for loss, 17.5 quarterback sacks, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and three pass breakups.

Reed wrapped up his collegiate career at Virginia Tech playing in 11 games in his only season on campus, registering 28 total tackles, nine tackles for loss and 6.5 quarterback sacks.

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