Dan Reece
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Paso Robles, Calif.

High School:
Paso Robles HS '00

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 202

Position:
SS

Major:
Communication

2003: Compiled 16 total tackles (7 solo, 9 assists) in 7 games played as No. 2 strong safety... Had crucial sack and forced fumble against Blake Mori in dramatic 4th quarter at Sacramento State... Teammate Jake Mossawir recovered ball at the CSUS 17, setting stage for Daniel Fells' TD reception... Posted 5 total tackles in that win, including 4 solos... Blocked Lucas Taroli's punt in 2nd quarter vs. Western Oregon, which Scott Williams recovered for a TD.

2002: Co-winner (with Dusty Apocotos) of team's OUTSTANDING SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER award... Played in all 12 games, filling in once as a starter (Sacramento State) for A.J. Avila... Finished T11th on final tackles chart with 35 total (21 solo, 14 assists)... Posted first career interception in Causeway Classic, picking off Ryan Leadingham's attempt in the Hornets' final drive... Had 4 TFLs for 13 yards, including first career sack in opener... Lone sack came against Grand Valley State, victimizing Curt Anes for 3-yard loss in game's opening series... Also had 2 pass break-ups and a forced fumble during the season... Selected as team's Special Teams Player of the Week after Western Oregon game.

2001: Appeared in 8 games as a reserve, recording 7 total tackles (2 solo, 5 assists)... Had line of 2-2-4 in NCAA first-round game at Texas A&M-Kingsville... Broke up one pass, a Nathan Graham attempt to Jake Roberts in home victory vs. Central Washington.

2000: Redshirted.

PASO ROBLES '00: Earned All-Los Padres League as a junior and senior... Selected as league's Linebacker of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year in 1999... Named All-Southern Section as well... Team posted 25-3 combined record and captured back-to-back section titles during his career... Also a wrestling standout, capturing the league title and advancing to within one match of the CIF state meet as a senior.

PERSONAL: Born Aug. 9, 1981 in Goleta, Calif.... Exercise science major... Parents are Ronald & Caroline Reece... Younger brother, Ben, is a sophomore linebacker with the Aggies... As a kid, pretended to be Barry Sanders - and claims he still does.