All-American Tuskegee lineman Reese gets ready for his senior season

Published: 07/29/2014

Matthew Reese, a 6’3”, 315 pound, offensive tackle, is lock and loaded for his last college football season. Reese, a Birmingham and Wenonah High School star, was named to the preseason Division-II American Football Coaches Association squad.

Reese, was the starter for Tuskegee's 391 yards of total offense with 138 of the yards coming on the ground in their win over Stillman last year. That was just one of the games where he opened gapping holes for Tuskegee running backs.

Not just a road grader, Reese is doing what it takes to keep the quarterback healthy. The Golden Tigers had the No.1 scoring offense in the SIAC last season averaging 32 points a game. Their running game was No. 3 in the league with 194 yards a game, great offensive numbers for a team trying to win a championship.

The senior lineman is looking forward to putting the uniform with 62 on the chest. In his words Reese talked about the upcoming season saying, “I'm ready.”

Tuskegee went 8-3 in 2013 losing to North Alabama 30-27 in their first-ever visit to the Division-II playoffs.

Golden Tigers fans need to get their season tickets, this is going to be an interesting year.

Photo credit:; No. 62 Matthew Reese.