Ben Reece
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Paso Robles, Calif.

High School:
Paso Robles HS '01

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 205

Position:
OLB

Major:
Religious Studies

2004: ALL-GFWC HONORABLE MENTION... Defense recipient of team's COACHES AWARD as most improved player... Started all 10 games at Willy position, finishing 2nd on team with 53 total tackles (20 solo, 33 assists)... Also was T2nd in tackles for losses (33 yards)... Had 2.5 sacks for 17 yards... Added a 6-yard interception (at Western Oregon), 2 pass break-ups, 2 forced fumbles and a fumble recovery... Won back-to-back Defensive Player of the Week honors for Northern Colorado and WOU games... Posted season-best 9 tackles (2-7) vs. Stephen F. Austin... Compiled 5-3-8 tackles at Cal Poly, including 3 TFLs... Heroics including key red-zone stop in 4th quarter.

2003: Appeared in final 4 games as backup willie behind Justin Patterson... Posted 2 solo tackles, one each vs. Central Washington and Cal Poly.

2002: Played in all 12 games as a reserve... Compiled 14 total tackles (6 solo, 8 assists)... Recovered a fumble vs. Humboldt State, reeling in an Angelo Caffese-forced fumble on Cody Killingsworth's kickoff return... Posted career-high 4 tackles (2-2-4 line) at Western Oregon.

2001: Redshirted.

PASO ROBLES HS '01: Earned first-team All-Los Padres League honors as a senior... Won honorable mention as a junior... Helped team to 38-4 record and three straight Southern Section Div. X titles... Won William Clarke Memorial Scholarship.

PERSONAL: Born July 20, 1983 in San Miguel, Calif.... Religious studies major... Parents are Ronald & Caroline Reece... Older brother, Dan, is a senior defensive back for the Aggies... Hopes to become an athletic trainer... Sports hero is Zach Thomas... Career highlight was winning three CIF-SS titles at Paso Robles HS.