The Washington Times - January 14, 2014, 02:22PM

Jordan Reed was named to the Pro Football Writers of America’s annual all-rookie team after a season in which he set records for receptions and receiving yards by a rookie tight end.

Reed, drafted in the third round out of Florida in April, caught 45 passes for 499 yards and three touchdowns, all of which ranked second on the Redskins this season. He grew into a reliable target in the passing game after the first month, when he replaced Fred Davis as the top receiving tight end.


In a victory over the Chicago Bears on Oct. 20, Reed caught seven passes for 134 yards, setting team records for a rookie tight end. Those marks surpassed those of Jerry Smith, who had 78 receiving yards on six catches in a game against the Dallas Cowboys in 1965.

All told, Reed had 32 receptions from Week 6 through Week 11, eight more than any other tight end in the league, but did not play in the final six games after sustaining a concussion in that Week 11 road loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Nov. 17.

The Redskins have had 32 players named to the PFWA’s all-rookie team since 1975, but Chris Cooley was the team’s only other tight end to earn the honor when he was selected in 2004.