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Antonio Reed has a senior day to remember

Posted: 10:59 PM, Nov 18, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-19 04:59:20Z

Nebraska safety Antonio Reed had a senior day to remember. 

In Saturday's 9-6 win against Michigan State, Reed tallied a career-high three tackles for loss, a sack, an interception and forced a fumble. 

"He was certainly the hero of our defense today and I couldn't be happier for him," said Head Coach Scott Frost. 

"It was like a movie out there today," Reed said. "The feeling and the energy from all of the fans, it felt amazing."

Showcasing his run defense and hitting ability Reed had a season-high seven tackles including the play of the day, drilling the Spartans Ricky Lombardi to force a fumble. 

"The right tackle was looking out at me and he looked away for a split second so that's when I went, Reed said." "I couldn't have envisioned it but I'm happy that's the way it ended."

A former starter in Bob Diaco's system, Reed's seen his time diminish in 2018. With one final opportunity to play in front of the home fans, the Memphis-native left in all on the field. 

"He's been through a lot too," said senior captain Mick Stoltenberg. "It was great seeing him fly around and have so much fun and the team really rallied around a lot of the plays he made today."

While he was the face of the Blackshirts on a snowy Saturday, Reed is still waiting for that dark jersey in his locker room. 

"He's a Blackshirt," said junior linebacker Mohamed Barry. "He just made great plays." 

"I'd be excited if I got one but it's not what I'm looking forward to," Reed said. "What I'm looking forward to is getting better Monday and getting the next dub."