- United States
- Hazelwood, MO
- High School
- Current Team
- Ohio State
- 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000
Post-OSU Update: Reggie Germany was a 7th-round pick in the 2001 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills. Germany played one year in the NFL, gaining 203 yards on 12 catches in 16 games (one start). He also played on special teams. After his playing days, Germany was a wide receivers coach for Ohio Dominion and is now a Crumbl Cookies franchisee in the Columbus area. (updated Apr. 2022)
Major: Unknown (2000), Communications (1999)
Weight: 195 (1997-00)
2000 Media Guide: Reggie Germany, one of the fastest receivers on the team with incredible leaping ability and sure hands, is primed for a breakout season. If anything, the past three years have prepared Germany for greatness. He spent two seasons learning from the most prolific pass-catching tandem in school history in David Boston and Dee Miller. Germany started all 12 games last year and adjusted to a new role and a new quarterback. That role – being one of the team’s primary receivers – is now old news and that quarterback – Steve Bellisari – is returning, meaning Germany could develop into a top receiver. Although laser-like speed is his biggest asset, Germany also possesses the size and strength to catch the ball over the middle and did so frequently last season. Already a favorite target of Bellisari’s, he will join flanker Ken-Yon Rambo as Ohio State’s go-to receivers this year. “Reggie is an experienced player. We’re looking for him to be an All-Big Ten performer and nothing less than that. He’s going to have to be a major playmaker for us on the offensive side of the ball,” Tim Salem, receivers coach, said.
1999: Played in all 12 games as Ohio State’s starting split end … ranked ninth in the Big Ten in receptions per game (3.58) … scored his lone touchdown of the year on a 40-yard reception against Wisconsin … hauled in a season-high seven catches for 115 yards against UCLA … longest catch of the year was a 42-yarder against Purdue … by making at least one reception in every game, extended his current pass-catching streak to 13 games … notched six catches for 90 yards against Cincinnati for his second highest output of the year … recorded at least 50 receiving yards in six of Ohio State’s 12 games.
1999 Media Guide: Reggie Germany understands that it is his time to shine at Ohio State. One of the most pleasant individuals one could meet and always a cordial interview, he is also one of the most athletic individuals one could meet. He is the top returning receiver in a program that has become known for developing first-class receivers. This year the junior split end will be one of the “go-to” players in Ohio State’s passing attack as he assumes the starting position from departed All-American and first-round NFL Draft choice David Boston. Germany, who has made his share of big plays off the bench in his first two seasons, runs extremely well, he had a great spring camp and he has shown the ability to make the big catch. His career stats – 15 receptions for 246 yards and four touchdowns – only hint at the successes that may come Germany’s way.
1998: Played in ten games and was just beginning to come into his own when a hard fall at Northwestern injured his collar bone, causing him to miss both the Indiana and Michigan games. Despite not catching a pass in the final four games because of the injury, he was the team’s fifth-leading receiver with 14 receptions for 229 yards (16.4 average) and four touchdowns. Hauled in three passes for 63 yards, including touchdown catches of five and 47 yards, in the win over Toledo and he came back the following week with three more catches against Missouri, his home-state school. Caught a 37-yard touchdown pass against Illinois. Performed extremely well in the Sugar Bowl with two catches for 34 yards, including an over-the-shoulder, 18-yard touchdown reception that tied the score at 7-all.
1997: Worked his way into the rotation as a flanker and played in eight games. Had just one reception on the year, a 17-yarder vs. Missouri.
High School: Marquee recruit who will vie for immediate playing time … has exceptional breakaway speed … had 38 catches for 999 yards and 19 touchdowns last year … was a second-team USA Today selection on offense … All-America selection by PrepStar, G&W Report, Prep Football Report and The National Recruiting Advisor … Son of Elmer and Jeannette Germany … born 3-19-78.
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