Former Cerritos College cornerback D.J. Reed, who played one season (2015) for the Falcons, was drafted in the 5th Round of the NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49'ers. Reed, who transferred to Kansas State University and played two seasons for the Wildcats, was the 142nd overall pick. Reed completed his two-year Kansas State career with 122 tackles, seven interceptions and 32 passes defended. A 23-game starter at cornerback, he also picked up return duties as his career progressed, finishing with a 32.2-yard career average on kickoff returns to rank second in school history. A two-time First Team All-Big 12 pick as a defensive back, Reed was a 2017 Second Team All-American as both a kick returner (Walter Camp Foundation and Football Writers Association of America) and a defensive back (Pro Football Focus).
While with the Falcons, Reed, who was a red-shirt transfer from Fresno State University, posted 42 tackles, with three passes defended and a pair of interceptions. He also brought back six kickoffs for 146 yards (24.3 average) and 10 punt returns for 154 yards.
Additionally, former Cerritos All-American punter Corey Bojorquez, who spent the last two seasons at the University of New Mexico, will be attending a free agent tryout with the New England Patriots.
Reed is the first Falcon to be drafted since 2014, when safety Keith McGill was selected in the 4th Round by the Oakland Raiders. The two will be joined by running back Elijhaa Penny (Arizona Cardinals) and defensive tackle Kyle Peko (Denver Broncos), who were free agent signings, as former Cerritos players on current NFL rosters.
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December 17, 2018 Football: Rhamondre Stevenson signs with the University of Oklahoma
November 17, 2018 Football: Cerritos ends season with 21-9 bowl win
November 11, 2018 Football: Falcons to host Golden West in bowl game
November 10, 2018 Football: Turnovers and late penalty costs Falcons in 21-20 loss
November 3, 2018 Football: Loss to Palomar puts post-season in limbo
October 27, 2018 Football: Team puts it all together in 36-14 win
October 20, 2018 Football: Rhamondre Stevenson rushes for 270 yards and 3 TDs
October 13, 2018 Football: Tale of two halves not enough to post win
September 29, 2018 Football: Record-breaking performance lost in setback to Vikings
September 22, 2018 Football: Penalties and unfulfilled drives result in first loss
September 21, 2018 Football: Falcon players give back to local community
September 15, 2018 Football: 27-point third quarter helps Falcons pull away from Desert
September 8, 2018 Football: Cerritos off to 2-0 start after win over Moorpark
September 6, 2018 Football: Leadership will be key to the Falcons success
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April 28, 2018 Football: Former Falcon D.J. Reed selected in NFL Draft