Ed Reynolds has declared for the 2014 NFL Draft, as announced Tuesday by the Stanford senior free safety.
"After much thought and discussion with my family and mentors, I have decided to enter the NFL Draft," Reynolds said. "I would to thank the Stanford football family for putting me in this position and preparing me for the next level. A very special thanks to our coaching staff, support staff and my teammates for making the memories of these past four years last a lifetime.
"I would like to extend my deepest and most sincere gratitude to the Stanford community for its support during my time on The Farm. A better script could not have been written for my experience at Stanford as a student-athlete."
Reynolds was third among Stanford defenders in 2013 with 87 tackles, adding four breakups, five passes defended and one interception. He was a pivotal cog in a defensive unit that ranked third nationally in rushing defense (89.4 yards/game), seventh in tackles for loss (7.8/game) and 16th in total defense (343.1 yards/game).
Reynolds earned numerous accolades during his final season on The Farm, garnering All-America honors from the FWAA (second team), CBSSports.com (first team) and SI.com (honorable mention). The Pac-12 recognized Reynolds as a first team all-conference safety. The Lott IMPACT Award semifinalist also earned a spot on the Pac-12 All-Academic second team.
As a junior in 2012, Reynolds had a team-high six interceptions, the most by a Stanford player since Jim Kaffen's seven in 1973. He had a school-record three interceptions returned for a touchdown and ranked first nationally with 301 interception return yards, one yard short of NCAA single-season record.
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