Will serve as a 2009 team captain... slated to start at center... started every game last year... made the move to center last fall, replacing graduated All-Patriot League center Mike Breznicky... has started 24 of the last 25 games on the offensive line... made his mark on the offensive line in 2007, starting eleven games at left guard... will look to bring leadership and experience to the center position... stepped in and contributed as a freshman when the offensive line was hit with injuries... started last two games of the year at left guard... Vermont Gatorade Player of the Year in 2005.
2008: Started all eleven games at center as a junior... member of the offensive line that helped sophomore running back Xavier Martin become the sixth Ram to rush for more than 1,000 yards in a season and protected junior quarterback John Skelton, who set the Fordham career record for passing yards this season, accumulating 6,215 yards.
2007: Started eleven games at left guard as a sophomore... key member of an offensive line that helped quarterback John Skelton throw for over 2,600 yards and 22 touchdowns... also helped Rams rush for over 2,000 yards.
2006: Appeared in eight games on the offensive line and special teams as a freshman, starting the final two at left guard.
Before Fordham: A graduate of Rutland High School in Rutland, Vermont... a member of the football, track and field and alpine ski teams... named the 2005 Vermont High School Football Player of the Year by Gatorade and Old Spice Red Zone Player of the Year... earned First Team All-State accolades in football in 2003, 2004 and 2005... also named First Team All-Conference in 2003, 2004 and 2005... selected to play in the 2005 North-South All-Star Game and for the 2005 Vermont-New Hampshire Shrine Game... 2005 team MVP and captain... played on both sides of the ball, recording 35 tackles, 15.5 for loss, on the defensive line... led Rutland to the 2003 and 2004 state championship... member of the 2004 state championship ski team... MVP of the track squad in 2005... finished second in the state in the shot put... named to the Honor Roll at Rutland all four years.
Personal: Born March 1, 1988... son of Linda and Bob Reis... father and two uncles played football at Fordham... a Communications major.