"Up Close" with Keith Reaser
For redshirt-freshman Keith Reaser speed isn’t a problem. A track athlete out of high school, Reaser says that he is so fast, when he got to FAU he asked coaches to run events individually if the school couldn’t form a track team.
Redshirting last season, Reaser worked on the scout team in the fall and had to cover some of the Owls top receiver’s in Chris Boner and Cortez Gent during practice, which helped him gain valuable experience. After an impressive spring camp, Reaser is set to backup fifth-year senior Tavious Polo this season. Given the chance, he would also like to return kickoffs.
A participant in the AAU Junior Olympic Games when he was nine years old, Reaser has always been quick. During his senior year at Killian High School in Miami, Florida, Reaser recorded 40 tackles and four interceptions as a defensive back, while also running for the track team. Reaser qualified for states that season in the 100 and 200-meter events running a 10.7 and 21.51 respectively.
Reaser recently sat down with us for “Up Close”.
What is your favorite food?
What is your pet peeve?
“People that smoke.”
Who is your current off the field role model?
“My Uncle, he basically taught me everything I know, from football to girls to how to handle yourself.”
What are you most proud of?
“Making it to college and having never been to jail or been arrested.”
What is your major?
“Exercise Science. I’m thinking about being a personal trainer.”
What is your Faith?
“Christian, Seventh-Day Adventist.”
Line of scrimmage
What aspect of your game do you feel is your strength?
“I have good footwork and agility, and I also play physical.”
What aspect of your game do you feel is your weakness?
“Finishing the play full speed. Sometimes I let up.”
Down the field
Besides football, what brought you to FAU?
“They showed that they were building something and winning bowl games. They made a good point, you don’t want to just be another person in a program, and you want to be something new.”
What are your goals for the upcoming season?
“Number one, I want to go to a bowl game. Personally I want to gain some experience and earn the starting job. If I win that, I want to go All-Sun Belt.”
What game are you looking forward to the most next season?
“South Florida. I got a lot of family going to that game, and I know some people on that team. I played in the All-Dade game with Sterling Griffin, and when I went to Archbishop Carroll High School for a year, I played with George Baker. I just saw him over the last weekend in South Beach.”
What do you want FAU fans to know about you personally?
“When I have free time I play a lot of video games. I play Call of Duty, Madden and NCAA a lot.”
Coming up, our next player already has graduated with one degree and is now working towards a second.