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The top 100 FSU football players: No. 70— Greg Reid

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Some say Marcus Lattimore is still afraid to say his name.

Chick-fil-A Bowl - South Carolina v Florida State Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

We can sit here and talk about Greg Reid’s accomplishments at FSU, like how he racked up 65 tackles as a sophomore cornerback and how he led the country in punt return average in 2009.

Or we can talk about his hit on Marcus Lattimore in the the 2010 Chick-Fil-A Bowl.

Let’s talk about his hit on Lattimore.

The title of this video is “marcus lattimore gets knock the f out” because Lattimore did indeed get “knocked the f out.”

The most amazing this about this hit by Reid? It was totally legal.

Even in today’s era of college football - where targeting penalties are more common than FSU touchdowns - the hit by Reid would be legal. He leads with his shoulder and has a clean hit on the ball.

This forced fumble also helped Reid secure the Defensive MVP award for the bowl game.

Reid was ultimately dismissed from Florida State for a violation of team rules before the 2012 season and played briefly for Valdosta State in Georgia. During his professional career, Reid has bounced around with NFL tryouts, Arena Football and Canadian football.

Although Reid was dismissed from FSU before the Seminoles returned to national relevance, his hard-hitting tendencies and athleticism helped set the benchmark for the Seminoles’ defensive backs in future years.

FSU would go on to win the Orange Bowl in 2012 and a national championship in 2013, helped along the way by stellar secondary play.