|High School:||Grimsley HS|
First-baseman who was the only two-sport athlete on the 2013 team ... athletic for his size ... defensive tackle on the 2012 Clemson football team that had an 11-2 record; he served as a backup who averaged 18.2 snaps per game as a freshman.
2013: Became the eighth Tiger in history to play on a top-25 football team and top-25 baseball team in the same academic year ... was 0-for-3 with one run, a .500 on-base percentage, two walks, and one hit-by-pitch in seven games off the bench ... had three putouts and one assist without committing an error ... had a pinch-hit walk against Western Carolina on Apr. 24 ... came off the bench with a hit-by-pitch, scored a run, and had one putout and one assist in the first game of a doubleheader at Furman on May 8.
Before Clemson: All-conference as a sophomore, junior, and senior ... all-region as a junior and senior ... team MVP as a junior and senior ... batted .529 as a junior ... #19 offensive guard in the nation and #20 player in North Carolina by Rivals.com ... #20 offensive guard in then nation by Scout.com ... #58 offensive guard in the nation and #27 player in North Carolina by ESPN.com ... #41 defensive lineman in the nation and #8 player in North Carolina by SuperPrep ... SuperPrep All-American ... had 50 tackles, seven tackles for loss, and five sacks as a senior ... starting center on the basketball team ... lettered four times in football, four times in baseball, and four times in basketball ... coached by Jason Simmons at Grimsley High School.
Personal: His mother, Felicia, played softball at North Carolina A&T from 1985-88 ... his uncle, Glenn Ford, played football at Tennessee from 1978-80 ... majoring in communication studies ... born David Vernon Reader, Jr. on July 1, 1994 in Greensboro, NC.