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Reese Donahue

#46 Reese Donahue

DL | So. | 6-4 | 264 | Ona, W.Va. | Cabell Midland HS

2016 (Fr.)

  • Added depth on the defensive line
  • Saw action in 12 games
  • Finished with 12 tackles, including six unassisted tackles
  • Season-high four tackles at Iowa State
  • Registered three tackles at Texas
  • Posted two solo tackles at Texas Tech

High School

  • Two-year starter for coach Luke Salmons at Cabell Midland High
  • First player in West Virginia history to win the 2015 Stydahar Award (state’s top lineman) and the 2015 Huff Award (state’s best defensive player)
  • West Virginia All-State Class AAA Defensive Captain (2015)
  • Two-time West Virginia All-State Class AAA First Team (2014-15)
  • USA TODAY American Family Insurance All-USA West Virginia Defensive Player of the Year (2015)
  • USA TODAY American Family Insurance All-USA West Virginia First Team (2015)
  • The Herald-Dispatch All-Tri-State Defensive Player of the Year (2015)
  • Two-time The Herald-Dispatch All-Tri-State First Team (2014-15)
  • Helped team to a 22-3 record and an appearance in the semifinals of the 2015 state playoffs
  • Had 167 career tackles, including 99 solo stops, 46 TFLs, 27 sacks and 31 quarterback hurries
  • Made 97 tackles, including 53 solo tackles, in 2015 with 25 tackles for loss, 16.5 sacks and three forced fumblesMade eight or more tackles in eight games; had at least one TFL in 11 games 
  • Had 74 tackles with 25 tackles for loss and 16 sacks in 2014
  • Two-time All-Mountain State Athletic Conference First Team (2014-15)
  • Played in the Blue-Gray All-American Bowl (2015)
  • MVP of Football University Camp and Top Gun Camp (2014)
  • Three-star recruit according to Rivals, Scout, 247sports and ESPN
  • No. 1 player in West Virginia according to Rivals
  • No. 2 player in West Virginia according to ESPN
  • No. 3 player in West Virginia according to 247sports
  • No. 6 defensive end in the East Region according to Scout

Personal

  • Birthday is June 20
  • Son of Mark and Shawna Donahue
  • Majoring in exercise physiology
  • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll
  • Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll
Defense
SeasonClassGPSoloAstTklTFL
Totals 1166120
2016Fr1166120.0
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