Making An Impact

Florida State quarterbacks <b>Chris Rix</b> and <b>Wyatt Sexton</b> spread the wealth in Saturday's home victory over Alabama-Birmingham as they found 11 different receivers. One player who benefited was <b>Willie Reid,</b> who showed his versatility against the Blazers. Reid finished with 111 yards of total offense on nine touches, including kickoff and punt returns. Reid was thrilled to contribute and he's looking for another solid showing in Saturday's game against Clemson. Click here.

Willie Reid is known for his versatility. He has seen time at both running back and wide receiver, in addition to returning kicks, during his three-year career at Florida State.

Reid turned in a solid performance in the Seminoles' 34-7 victory over Alabama-Birmingham last Saturday, finishing withi 111 yards of total offense in nine touches.

Reid returned five kicks for 80 yards -- four punts for 55 yards and one kickoff for 25 yards. He has now returned six punts (the first six of his career) in the Seminoles' first two games.

Reid enjoyed a full night against UAB, catching four passes for 16 yards.

"I think it was a little bit of both -- it worked out and them sometimes coach wanted me to get the ball in certain situations," Reid said following Tuesday's practice.

"It worked out pretty good. It's nice. It has been a long time coming but it was nice to get a couple balls thrown my way. Basically, it was getting my feet wet but I am looking forward to Clemson and I hope I have a good game."

Reid has had to take a patient approach in helping the Seminoles. He says that's fine, though.

"Good things come to people who wait," Reid said and smiled.

"I've been patient, learning my role in the offense. Talking to the coaches, not trying to rush anything. Just being a team player."

Reid also expects the Seminoles to look downfield more as the season progresses. FSU has connected on just five passes of 20 yards or more in two games.

"It has been more underneath stuff -- we really haven't thrown the ball down the field that much," Reid said.

"But I know our guys are capable of making big plays. I don't think it has been (opponent's) defense. I think it has been more choosing of how to do things with the coaches. We are willing to do whatever they want us to do."

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