Reed Signs With Saints

Chapel Hill -- University of North Carolina place-kicker Jeff Reed has agreed to terms with New Orleans Saints and will join the team on Friday for mini camp. A native of Charlotte, N.C., Reed handled all the place-kicking duties for the Tar Heels over the past two seasons. He had never kicked in a college game until the 2000 season, but emerged as one of the most consistent kickers in the ACC.

Reed led the Tar Heels in scoring in 2000 and 2001 and established a school record by converting 66 consecutive extra points. Last season he was 12 of 16 in field goal tries and made 36 of 37 extra point attempts. In 2000, Reed made 16 of 20 field goal atempts and converted all 30 extra point tries. He earned second-team All-ACC honors as a junior and was honorable-mention All-ACC as a senior.

Reed made 28 of 36 career field goals and 66 of 67 career extra point tries. Reed is the 10th Tar Heel from the 2001 team to join an NFL club.

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