Reed Doughty life and biography

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Reed Doughty biography

Date of birth : 1982-11-04
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Greeley, Colorado, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-22
Credited as : Football player NFL, safety for the Redskins, Super Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Reed Doughty has emerged as a starting-caliber safety for the Redskins. In 2009, Doughty started nine of 15 games and established career highs in tackles (93) and sacks (2) and also posted his first career interception. For his career, Doughty has 159 tackles (113 solo) and 2.5 sacks in 46 regular season games. He was named the team’s Ed Block Courage Award winner during the 2008 season.


* Totaled 159 career tackles (113 solo), 59 special teams stops and 2.5 sacks in 45 regular season games.
* Has also played in one postseason contest, in 2007.
* Had a career high in tackles (93) and special teams stops (21) in 2009.

2009 (WAS)
* Played in 15 regular season games, with nine starts, before being placed on Injured Reserve with an ankle sprain (12/30).
* Established career highs in tackles (93), solo tackles (71), sacks (two), interceptions (one), and fumble recoveries (one).
* Finished fourth on the team in tackles (93) and second in special team stops (21).
* Recorded three games of double-digit tackles for the first time in his career (vs. Kansas City, 10/18; vs. Denver 11/15; and at Philadelphia 11/29).
* Recorded his first career interception vs. Dallas (12/27).
* Recorded 10 tackles (career-high nine solo) vs. Kansas City (10/18).
* Notched three tackles (two solo) and the first full sack of his career when he brought down quarterback Donovan McNabb in the second quarter vs. Philadelphia (10/26).
* Recorded four tackles (two solo) and his first career interception vs. Dallas (12/27).
* Left the game in the second quarter following his interception with an ankle injury and did not return.
* Placed on Injured Reserve (12/30) with an ankle sprain.

2008 Season (WAS):
* Played in four regular season games, with three starts
* Suffered a back injury and was placed on injured reserve (10/12)
* Recorded 18 tackles (15 solo) and one pass defended
* Posted three special teams tackles
* Had a season-high eight tackles and two special teams stops against Arizona (9/21)
* Saw action at cornerback against Dallas (9/28) due to injuries to Shawn Springs and Fred Smoot
* Was named the team’s Ed Block Courage Award winner for 2008

2007 Season (WAS):
* Played in 16 regular-season games with six starts
* Made his NFL postseason debut with five tackles at Seattle (1/5)
* Had 51 tackles, two passes defensed and 0.5 sacks
* Finished third on the team in special teams tackles (16)
* Made his first career start in Week 11 at Dallas (11/18)
* In six games as a starter, led the team in tackles (44)
* Recorded a career-high 11 tackles at the New York Giants in Week 15 (12/16)
* Credited with a half-sack against Chicago (Brian Griese, 12/6), the first of his career

2006 Season (WAS):
* Played in 10 games in his rookie campaign
* Had 19 special teams stops
* Made his NFL debut at Dallas (9/17)
* Recorded three tackles at New York Giants (10/8)


* Led all I-AA players with 159 total tackles (76 solo) while recording 10 or more tackles in 10- of- 11 games at Northern Colorado; also finished with four interceptions, eight pass deflections and three forced and recovered fumbles
* Named the nation’s top vote candidate for first-team Academic All-American honors and was also one of 16 finalists for the Draddy Trophy, known as the "Academic Heisman"
* His 2005 honors included Walter Camp Football Foundation I-AA All-American Team, Sports Network I-AA All-American-First Team, Associated Press I-AA All American-First Team, American Football Coaches Association I-AA All American Team, Buck Buchanan Award Finalist (Nation’s Best I-AA Defensive Player), ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American First-Team
* Named Great West Football Conference Defensive Player of the Week after compiling 16 tackles (1.5 for loss) against Portland State (9/24)
* Started all 11 games during his junior campaign and recorded 116 tackles (65 solo), six tackles for a loss, 11 passes defensed, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery
* Earned Associated Press Third-Team All-American, ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American Second-Team, First Team All-Great West Football Conference
* Earned Great West Defensive Player of the Week and Pioneer Press State of Colorado Player of the Week honors in Northern ColoradoÕs victory over North Dakota State tallying a season-high 17 tackles, two interceptions and a forced fumble
* Started all 11 games as a sophomore and led the team in tackles for the second straight season with 87 tackles (53 solo) and one fumble recovery
* Started 13 of 14 games as a redshirt freshman and compiled 104 tackles, nine pass deflections and one forced fumble


* A consensus first team All-State selection by the Rocky Mountain News and Denver Post at Roosevelt High School
* Finished his senior season with 116 tackles, eight interceptions and as a kicker led class 2A with 61 points (52 extra points, three field goals). He was a two time all-conference performer
* Also earned All-Conference honors in basketball and track
* Graduated from Northern Colorado as the schools first-ever three-time Academic All-American and had had a perfect 4.0 GPA in sport and exercise science
* Participated in a weekly boxing class during the offseason at Redskins Park
* Married his wife, Katherine, in 2002. Couple has two sons named Micah and Caleb
* Son Micah suffered kidney failure as a baby but received a successful kidney transplant and is now doing well

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