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Reggie Williams

Football ∙ Beaver Falls

Athletics has always been a passion of Reggie Williams. And Reggie has spent a large portion of his life doing what he loves.

Reggie graduated from Beaver Falls in 1985, where he was a four-year letter winner in football and track and a three-year letter winner in basketball. Reggie played tailback during his sophomore and junior seasons, but Coach Bob Blythe moved him to his natural position of wide receiver in his senior year. Boasting 4.5 speed, Reggie caught 30 passes for 650 yards and scored 11 touchdowns, as Beaver Falls posted a 12-0-1 record and won its first WPIAL Class AA championship since 1960, when the Tigers had Joe Namath at quarterback.

Following his senior season, Reggie was named to the Associated Press All State team, the Post-Gazette Fabulous 22, the Pittsburgh Press All Stars, and the Midwestern Athletic Conference All-Conference team. Reggie was also selected to play in the prestigious Big-33 Game.

Carefully weighing his options, Reggie accepted a full scholarship to the University of Pittsburgh, turning down the likes of West Virginia, Louisville, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. After not playing in the Panthers' first five games, Reggie broke into the lineup his freshman year against Rutgers and would become a four-year letter winner, playing in two bowl games and traveling to Dublin, Ireland, to play Rutgers in the Emerald Isle Classic in 1989. Reggie finished his college career ranked 14th in Pitt history with 1,439 career receiving yards.

Reggie signed as a free agent with the Indianapolis Colts in 1990 and the New Orleans Saints in 1991; unfortunately, Reggie's NFL career was shortened by knee injuries that required major surgery in each of the two years.

Reggie balanced his professional life with family and involvement in his community, coaching high school football at Middletown Area High School (2007-2001), where his teams were District runners-up and won three Division titles. Reggie also coached Olmstead Soccer, Middletown Youth football, Olmstead boys' and girls' basketball, AAU girls' basketball, and Lower Swatara Township Athletic Association baseball and softball.

Reggie is currently Project Manager for Hewlett Packard in Harrisburg, is active in his church, and has spent 15 years playing drums for the Church Without Walls Praise Team. Reggie married his college sweetheart, Melissa, and they are the proud parents of three children: twins Aaron and Alonna and Avery, and the grandparents of two: Raul and Liam.