- D.J. Reese
D.J.  Reese


Daphne, Ala.

High School:
Daphne HS

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 280

Defensive Tackle



Was thrust into early action as a true freshman in 2007 on defensive line and made most of opportunity ... has started 25 of 36 games on defensive front since beginning Blazer career ... one of team's experienced defensive linemen ... listed No. 1 at defensive tackle entering fall practice.

2009: Saw action in 11-of-12 games during season and started the last two (vs. East Carolina and UCF) ... finished year with 24 total tackles ... had 2.5 tackles for loss (-9 yards) ... recorded one pass breakup and one QB hurry ... registered season-high five tackles against Florida Atlantic and Memphis ... also had four tackles against Texas A&M ... had tackles for loss against SMU, Texas A&M and Memphis.

2008: Ranked ninth on the team in total tackles with 31 (17 solo hits) as he started all 12 games ... registered 2.5 tackles for loss for minus 18 yards ... caused one fumble and recovered one during season ... had at least five tackles in four different games (Southern Miss, Tennessee, Alabama State and Houston) with best effort of six stops against the Golden Eagles ... recorded a tackle for loss vs. South Carolina, Houston and East Carolina.

2007: Made early impact for the Blazers as he played in all 12 games, starting the final 11 of the season at defensive tackle ... ranked 10th on team in total tackles with 33 ... recorded at least two tackles in every game during season except the last one at Marshall ... season-high five tackles came in season opener at Michigan State ... also registered four tackles in contests at Tulsa and at home vs. Southern Miss.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Daphne High School in south Alabama ... a two-year starter on defensive line ... sat out sophomore season after transferring from another school ... as a senior, he had 49 tackles and three tackles for loss ... also recorded a pair of sacks with a fumble recovery ... named to All-Baldwin County team by Mobile Register ... honorable mention all-region selection as a senior ... also saw limited action at tight end during senior season ... in 15 starts his junior season, he registered 65 tackles with a pair of tackles for loss ... also had two caused fumbles and four sacks ... was a high school teammate of current UAB defensive end Bryant Turner ... coached by Glenn Vickery.

PERSONAL: Born Nov. 12, 1988 ... son of Paulette and Don Reese (deceased) ... major is business administration.