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Q & A with Dutchtown High School’s Eric Reid

by Lee Brecheen

December 10, 2009 –Eric Reid

Q: What position do you play?

A: Free Safety


Q: What are some of your stats?

A: Five carries 120 yards, three interceptions, three deflections, sixty-two tackles.


Q: When Did you start playing football?

A: I started playing football when I was eight years old, for BREC.


Q: How did your early years in football shape the player you have become today?

A: I actually liked basketball more than football up until high school.


Q: What draws you to the sport of football?

A: I love the speed and physicality of the game.


Q: Is there anyone who has influenced you throughout your years of play?  If so, how have they helped you?

A: My former coach Chris Carrier and current coach Chris Daigle have taught me that being a smart player is the key to being great because everyone at high levels are big and fast.


Q: What has been your proudest moment?

A: My proudest moment has to be sitting down in Coach Les Miles’ office and receiving my scholarship offer.


Q: How have your coaches helped you develop as a player?

A: My coaches taught me technique and, again, to be a student of the game.


Q: What is it like being on your team?

A: It’s extremely fun because we all like having fun.


Q: What would you like fans to know about you and your team?

A: Expect us to run deep into the playoffs; meaning the dome!


Q: What do you do for strength and conditioning?

A: Weight lifting three to four times a week and running everyday.


Q: What was your off season program like?

A: Lifting and running Monday throught Thursday.


Q: What are your personal goals for the 2009 season?

A: Win a state championship and win the Army game.


Q: What are your plans after high school?

A: Playing for LSU and going to the NFL.


Q: Do you play any other sports?

A: I also run track.


Q: Are you a part of any other organizations/clubs?

A: I am apart of a mentoring organization at school.


Q: What is your favorite stadium to play in?

A: Griffin Stadium and I definately can’t wait for Tiger Stadium!


Q: Do you have any pre-game rituals?

A: Joking around with my teammates, but when the jersey goes on so does my game face.


Q: Who is your favorite pro team? Why?

A: The Saints! Reggie Bush, Drew Brees, Marcus Colston, Darren Sparper, Malcolm Jenkins, and Jonathan Vilma.


Q: Who is your favorite college team? Why?

A: LSU!  I’ve wanted to play there my entire life.


Q: Who is your favorite player?

A: LaRon Landry


Q: What is the best advice you have ever been given when it comes to the game?

A: What separates good players from great ones is being coachable and a student of the game.

About Lee Brecheen

Lee Brecheen, is the owner and publisher of La, Football Magazine and TV show. He is relentless in his pursuit for excellence. He initially broke into the business in 1992 as a football scout. It is his intent to be fair and honest to all high school players and coaches in Louisiana. Lee strives to be the most thorough and accurate researcher and analyst in order to give the best evaluation of all Louisiana high school football talent. He regularly consults with, and is sought by major college football programs throughout the country for information and advice regarding scholarship prospects from among Louisiana’s high school players at all levels of potential.