The college football season is just over one month away! With the off-season quickly coming to an end, Building the Dam is unveiling their top 50 most valuable football players for the 2019 season. We’ll countdown by previewing one player at a time until it’s almost time for some Beaver football.
#31: Jeromy Reichner - Defensive End
Jeromy Reichner is a 6-foot-2, 270-pound defensive end originally from West Philadelphia. He walked on at Temple and then attended Los Angeles Valley Community College in 2017; before transferring to Oregon State. He was expected to play a crucial role on the defensive line last season, but suffered a serious foot injury last summer leading up to the 2018 campaign.
Reichner ended up playing in just five games and tallied 5 tackles (one tackle for loss). He’s back for his senior season and gets to play his last year with his younger brother Omar Speights. With a strong and healthy offseason leading up to fall camp, Jeromy Reichner could find himself in the mix for a starting spot at the Beavers thinnest position group.
Oregon State is desperately needing the defensive line to improve and they need to find a way to stop the run. They’ve added a lot of talent on the defensive line between junior college players and transfers that are eligible for the 2019 season.
Jeromy Reichner has a better grasp on the playbook than a season ago and he gets off blocks very well. Jonathan Smith and company recently told the media at Pac-12 Media Day that they’ve added some new scheme wrinkles in to stop the run. Look for Reichner to play a role in providing pressure and getting into the backfield during his senior season.
19 tackles, 6 TFLs , 2 Sacks