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    Reggie McPherson
    Reggie McPherson

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    San Leandro, Calif.

    High School:
    San Leandro

    Height / Weight:
    6-1 / 200

    Position:
    SAF

    Birthdate:
    03/26/1985



    General: 2007 team co-captain ... After joining the NU program and playing receiver his first year, was moved to safety for his last four seasons ... Made the move from receiver to safety following the 2003 season ... Closed career with 205 tackles and 17 pass deflections.

    2007: Starter at free safety ... Co-captain ... Earned team's defensive player of the game honors for his performance against Northeastern: five tackles and a pair of pass breakups ... Notched NU's first takeaway of the year, a 38-yard interception return, which led to three points ... Added 10 tackles against the Wolf Pack ... Four tackles vs. Duke ... Recorded five tackles (four solos) and a fumble recovery at Ohio State ... Seven tackles, including a 0.5 TFL, vs. Michigan ... Team's co-leader with nine tackles (seven solos) at Michigan State ... Had eight tackles vs. Minnesota ... Seven tackles vs. EMU ... Six solo hits at Purdue ... Four tackles vs. Iowa ... Four tackles and a pass breakup vs. Indiana ... Nine tackles and a pass breakup at Illinois ... Second on team with 78 tackles.

    2006: Starter at free safety ... Had a solid year in the defensive backfield ... Fifth on team with 57 tackles ... Credited with three solo tackles and a pass deflection at Miami (Ohio) ... Two tackles vs. New Hampshire ... Three tackles, a pass breakup and QB hurry vs. Eastern Michigan ... Season-high eight solo tackles and a pass breakup at Nevada ... Two tackles and a pass breakup at Wisconsin ... Seven tackles (six solos), two pass breakups and a QB hurry vs. Purdue ... Two tackles vs. MSU ... Eight tackles (four solos) at Michigan ... Seven tackles and a victory-clinching interception at Iowa ... Seven tackles, as well as a QB hurry, vs. Ohio State ...Two tackles, a half-sack and a QB hurry vs. Illinois ... Led team in pass deflections with seven.

    2005: Started first four games at free safety ... Played in a reserve role vs. Wisconsin and delivered the game's biggest defensive play when he intercepted Badger quarterback John Stocco with 76 seconds remaining on the Wisconsin 14-yard line -- that play sealed NU's win ... Also had two solo tackles vs. Wisconsin ... Three tackles vs. Ohio ... Five tackles and a pass breakup vs. Northern Illinois ... Shared game-high tackle honors with Tim McGarigle (career-best 10 tackles) vs. Arizona State ... Also had a fumble recovery against the Sun Devils ... Totaled six tackles vs. Penn State ... One solo tackle vs. Purdue ... Two tackles vs. Michigan State ... Six tackles (five solos) vs. Michigan ... Saw significant action at safety vs. Iowa when Frederic Tarver had to sit much of the game with an eye injury ... Totaled five tackles, including a 0.5 TFL, but his biggest play came on special teams when he recovered the onside kick that helped NU needed to beat the Hawkeyes, 28-27 ... That play was designated one of ESPN's four "Pontiac Game Changing Performances" ... Totaled six tackles vs. Ohio State ... Five hits at Illinois ... Credited with six tackles in Sun Bowl game vs. UCLA.

    2004: Redshirt freshman who made the move from receiver to safety in spring 2004 ... Playing time gradually increased throughout the year ... Notched a career-best five tackles at Wisconsin ... Registered a solo tackle at Penn State ... One tackle at Michigan ... Two hits at Hawaii.

    2003: Redshirted.

    High School: PrepStar/Rivals All-West Region honoree ... Ranked 76th nationally among wide receivers on Rivals.com web site ... Teammate with 2003 NU signee and receiver Sam Cheatham ... Helped form one of the nation's top receiving duos for one of the country's top teams ... Totaled 61 receptions for 924 yards and 12 touchdowns as the Pirates reached the North Coast Section championship game for the fourth straight year ... Caught nine passes for 108 yards in the title game vs. De LaSalle ... Also played several other positions during career, including linebacker, tight end, defensive back and running back ... First-team all-HAAL and Bay Area Cream of the Crop ... Scholar Athlete ... Also lettered in baseball (outfielder) and basketball (forward) ... Coached by Danny Calcagno.

    Personal: Born Reginald Wayne McPherson Jr. on 3/26/85 ... Son of Juanita Littlejohn ... Chose NU over Illinois, Oregon and Boise State ... Art theory and practice major.

    McPherson's Career Statistics

    TACKLES                G    UA     A Total    TFL-Yds    PD   FF   FR Blkd
    2004................  12     9     4    13    0.0-0       1    0    0    0
    2005................  12    31    26    57    0.5-0       2    0    1    0
    2006................  12    33    24    57    0.5-3       8    0    0    0
    2007................  12    44    34    78    0.5-1       6    0    1    0
    TOTAL...............  48   117    88   205    1.5-4      17    0    2    0
    

    SACKS G UA A Total Yds 2004................ 12 0 0 0.0 0 2005................ 12 0 0 0.0 0 2006................ 12 0 1 0.5 3 2007................ 12 0 0 0.0 0 TOTAL............... 48 0 1 0.5 3

    INTERCEPTIONS G No Yds TD Lg Avg/R Avg/G 2004................ 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2005................ 12 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2006................ 12 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2007................ 12 1 38 0 38 38.0 3.2 TOTAL............... 48 3 38 0 38 12.7 0.8

    ALL PURPOSE G Rush Rec PR KR IR Total Avg/G 2004................ 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2005................ 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2006................ 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2007................ 12 0 0 0 0 38 38 3.2 TOTAL............... 48 0 0 0 0 38 38 0.8