Reggie Northrup is a senior linebacker from First Coast High School in Jacksonville, Florida. He was rated as a 3-star linebacker by Scout and the No. 4 linebacker in the state of Florida.
Northrup came in and immediately made an impact for the Seminoles on special teams during the 2012 season. He played in 12 games with 10 tackles and 1 tackle for loss.
Northrup continued to make an impact on special teams in 2013, but also started to make an impact at linebacker as well. He finished the 2013 season with 46 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, and 2 quarterback hurries despite not starting a single game. His greatest accomplishment that season may have been his dancing after the 51-14 win against Clemson.
Northrup moved into a starting role as a linebacker at the start of the 2014 season. He recorded 122 tackles that season, which was the most by any Florida State player in over a decade. He added 4 tackles for loss, 1 sack, 1 interception, 1 forced fumble, and 1 fumble recovery. He was named to the All-ACC's third team. He tore his ACL in Florida State's bowl game against Oregon, and was forced to undergo surgery.
His recovery progressed quickly enought that he didn't miss a game. Northrup has started 8 of the 10 games this season, and leads the team with 73 tackles. He also has 1 tackle for loss and 5 quarterback hurries on the season.
Northrup needs just 15 more tackles this season to move into the Top-25 for career tackles at Florida State.