A fifth-year senior leader of the secondary... part of a talented and deep group of defensive backs... a safety throughout his career, Reese could play cornerback this season... enters 2010 having played in 38 career games with 18 starts... has four career interceptions including three in 2008... hopes to have an injury-free season after being plagued with nagging injuries much of 2009... an athletic and vocal player... has outstanding speed and good instincts... was one of the team's top special teams players in 2007.
Overcame nagging injuries for a solid junior campaign... played in 13 games and started six times... recorded 28 tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss and 0.5 sacks... had one interception and two pass break-ups... had a half-sack in the FedEx Orange Bowl against Iowa (Jan. 5)... recorded his first interception of the season and the fourth of his career vs. Clemson in the ACC Championship Game (Dec. 5)... had three tackles and a half-tackle for loss at Duke (Nov. 14)... did not start, but played most of the game and had five tackles at Florida State (Oct. 10)... played just one play at Mississippi State (Oct. 3) and sat out the North Carolina game (Sept. 26) due to a shoulder injury... had four solo tackles, six total tackles and a pass break-up at Miami (Sept. 17)... recorded five tackles and a tackle for loss in the season opener vs. Jacksonville State (Sept. 5).
An athletic and vocal safety who started 11 times... slowed the last week of the regular season with a bruised knee but returned to start in the Chick-fil-A Bowl... saw limited action against Miami and Georgia because of the injury... played on special teams... an enthusiastic player who improved weekly... missed the Florida State game (Nov. 1) after suffering a concussion in the second half of the Virginia game... recorded an interception in three straight games from Oct. 11-25... tied for second on the team in interceptions (3)... had 44 tackles, including 30 solo tackles... had 3.5 tackles-for-loss, two pass break-ups and one forced fumble... suffered the left knee injury in the first half of the Miami game (Nov. 20)... broke up two passes and had four tackles at North Carolina (Nov. 9)... had an outstanding first half vs. Virginia (Oct. 25) with an interception, two tackles-for-loss, six total tackles and five solo tackles... sat out the second half of that game after a head injury... his first-quarter 34-yard interception return for a touchdown at Clemson -- Tech's first pick-six since 2006 -- gave the Yellow Jackets a 7-0 lead... led the team in tackles (6) and had a tackle-for-loss against the Tigers... recorded seven tackles, including five solo tackles, and hauled in his first career interception vs. Gardner-Webb (Oct. 11)... had three tackles and a half-tackle-for-loss at Virginia Tech (Sept. 13)... Tech's leading tackler with four solos and seven total tackles in the season opener vs. Jacksonville State (Aug. 28)... a key part of a youthful, inexperienced secondary... has very good speed.
Played in all 13 games, primarily on special teams... averaged more than one tackle per game... had 16 tackles on the year including 14 solo tackles... had one pass break-up, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery... had four solo tackles at Notre Dame in the season opener (Sept. 1)... recovered a fumble and returned it 10 yards vs. Samford (Sept. 8)... also had five solo tackles and a pass break-up vs. the Bulldogs... recorded two solo tackles at Maryland (Oct. 6)... made two solo tackles and caused a fumble in the Humanitarian Bowl.
Redshirted as a true freshman.
Had 1,186 yards and 13 touchdowns passing and 967 yards and nine TDs rushing as a senior... Area MVP as a senior... played for coach Robert Maddox at Auburn HS... also lettered in basketball and played on the state title team in 2005.
Full name is Dominique Mar-quez Reese... mother is Phyllis Jeter... born May 14, 1988... majoring in management.
Tackles: 8 vs. Kansas, Sept. 11, 2010
TFL: 2.5 vs. Middle Tennessee State, Oct. 16, 2010
Sacks: 1.0 vs. Middle Tennessee State, Oct. 16, 2010
FR: 1 vs. Samford, Sept. 8, 2007
FC: 1, three times, last vs. Middle Tennessee State, Oct. 16, 2010
Interceptions: 1, four times, last vs. Clemson, Dec. 5, 2009
Longest INT return: 34 (TD) at Clemson, Oct. 18, 2008
Pass Break-Ups: 2, three times last at Wake Forest, Oct. 2, 2010