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
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
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.