ucf football player, gold pants, black jersey, white helmetUCF offensive tackle Jah Reid (Haines City, Fla.) was selected Friday evening by the Baltimore Ravens in the third round of the NFL Draft with the 85th overall pick. Reid’s selection marked the sixth-straight year that UCF has had a player tabbed in the draft.

An All-Conference USA First Team selection as a senior this past season, Reid was a member of three bowl squads during his time at UCF. In 2010, he helped the Knights defeat Georgia to claim the AutoZone Liberty Bowl title. With Reid anchoring the offensive line, the Knights were one of two squads in the country that had three backs with at least 10 touchdowns this past year. UCF ran for an average of 192.5 yards per game and had 35 rushing scores.

The 6-foot-7, 330-pound Reid started the final 33 games of his college career. He also earned All-C-USA First Team honors in 2009.

After his senior campaign, Reid excelled at the NFL Combine. He posted a 5.2 in the 40-yard dash, bench pressed 225 pounds 28 times and broad jumped 9 feet, three inches. Reid also performed well in front of NFL scouts at the East-West Shrine Game in Orlando in January.

Reid is the 28th NFL Draft pick in UCF history. In 2010, nose tackle Torell Troup was selected by Buffalo with the No. 41 overall pick.

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