Im telling you I really want this kid in the draft. I watched him play for 2 years, hes got speed and power, hes like a preist holmes type, he runs a 4.3 by the way. If we can steal him in later rounds I say hes a perfect back up to julius.
Running Back | #39 | Senior | Roster
Weight: 209 lbs. (hes listed at 215 some places)
Hometown: Youngstown, OH
Totals Rushing Receiving
SEASON RECORD ATT YDS AVG TD REC YDS AVG TD
2004 6-6 143 800 5.6 7 13 95 7.3 0
2003 - 253 1347 5.3 20 38 375 9.9 1
2002 - 182 1135 6.2 17 7 62 8.9 0
Heres more info on him:
Reyes is not going to be a really high pick in the draft but would really be worth a strong look in the later rounds. He has a nose for the end zone and getting the first down and that kind ability can’t be taught. Reyes is a skilled football player and could develop into a fine NFL running back. He is not a marquee running back to build a team around but is the kind of role player that every team needs.
Reyes, whose Orange play Purdue this Sunday to open their 2004 season, has worn No. 39 throughout his Syracuse career. But his play over the past two years has garnered some interest in him wearing the legendary No. 44, worn by such Syracuse greats asJim Brown and Ernie Davis.
“I don’t have a scheduled meeting to talk with Walter about it, but I certainly feel that Walter is in that cut of cloth,” Syracuse head coach Paul Pasqualoni said. “I would certainly sit down and talk to him about it.”
Last year, Reyes ran for 1,347 yards and 20 touchdowns, including a record-setting performance against Notre Dame in which he rushed for five touchdowns.
He also has a great team attitude :
“It's great when people bring up my name,” Reyes said. “But I can’t do it by myself. It’s more than just Walter Reyes.”
“The more I like him on the field, the more I like him off the field,” center Matt Tarullo said. “To watch him run like a battering ram… when he breaks a big run, you just want to run downfield with him. It’s worth it and he deserves it.”