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Tank Reese
30  Tank Reese
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Auburndale, Fla.

High School:
Auburndale HS

Last College:
Hutchinson, Kan. CC

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 280

Position:
DT

Birthdate:
10/10/1980

Experience:
1L

2001 (Junior) - BIG 12 CONFERENCE DEFENSIVE NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR as voted by the league coaches... SECOND TEAM ALL-BIG 12 SELECTION by coaches and Kansas City Star... HONORABLE MENTION ALL-BIG 12 SELECTION by Associated Press... Shared ANTHONY A. BATES MEMORIAL AWARD with Jeremy Milne, an honor given for team unity and unselfishness... Started all 11 games at defensive tackle... One of eight Wildcats to start all 11 games at the same position (one of four defenders)... Named the K-State coaches' co-Defensive Player of the Game for his performances against Texas A&M (10/20)...Ranked sixth on the team with 49 total tackles on the season, including 32 solo tackles... His tackle count was first among defensive linemen... Placeed fourth with 17 assisted tackles... Second among linemen and fourth on the team with seven TFLs for 14 yards, including one sack for four yards... Fourth on the team with seven QBHs... Posted a blocked kick in the opener against USC (9/8) to go along with three tackles... Tallied a season-high six solo tackles against New Mexico State (9/22), including his first sack for four yards... Had seven tackles against Colorado (10/6)... Registered a season-best eight tackles against Texas A&M, including a season-high three TFLs... Credited with three QBHs in the win over archrival Kansas (10/27)... Tied a season-high with eight tackles at Nebraska (11/10).

Hutchinson CC - Second team All-Kansas Jayhawk Conference as an interior lineman... Was second in the conference for tackles for loss with 20... Averaged 7.8 tackles per game and finished season with four sacks... Punted for a 32.8 yard average for Hutch... Junior college coach was David Wheeler.

Auburndale HS - BFS first team All-American... First team Florida All-State selection... MVP in Florida's District 9... All-county selection who played in the Florida-Georgia high school all-star game... Rushed for more than 1,700 yards as senior, averaging 5.2 yards per carry... Three-year starter and letterwinner at Auburndale... High school coach was Ken Harrison... Also lettered four years in wrestling and one year each in baseball and track.

Personal - Born Oct. 10, 1980 in Bartow, Fla... Parents are Allen Reese and Lucy Johnson... Would like to become either a sports announcer or music producer.

Bowl Performances - Started at defensive tackle vs. Syracuse in the 2001 Insight.com Bowl... posted two tackles, including one solo stop, vs. the Orangemen.