Signed as a free agent following the 2013 draft out of the University of North Carolina, Reddick proved his worth with his inspired play on special teams, where he led the club with 13 tackles and added one forced fumble. His energetic nature also carried over to the defense, where he made two stops.
NFL CAREER – Signed as a free agent following the 2013 draft out of the University of North Carolina, Reddick proved his worth with his inspired play on special teams, where he led the club with 13 tackles and added one forced fumble. His energetic nature also carried over to the defense, where he made two stops.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS – Agreed to terms with New Orleans as an undrafted free agent, 4/28/13.
2013 – Appeared in all 16 regular season games and both postseason contests. In the regular season, led the club with 13 special teams tackles, adding one forced fumble on coverage and two defensive tackles (one solo)…In his NFL debut in the season opener vs. Atlanta, Sept. 8, saw action on defense and special teams, earning one tackle apiece in each unit…Had a big game on special teams vs. Arizona, Sept. 22, when he posted a career-high three tackles and one forced fumble…Made his NFL postseason debut in NFC Wild Card Playoff at Philadelphia, 1/4/14 and saw action on defense and special teams, recording one coverage tackle, his only stop in the playoffs.
COLLEGE – In four years at North Carolina, was two-time team captain and three-year starter and saw action in 50 games with 43 starts at middle linebacker…Registered 275 tackles, 8.5 sacks, 36 stops for a loss, a pair of interceptions with one returned for a touchdown, 16 passes defensed, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery…A first-team All-Atlantic Coast selection by the league’s coaches and the ACSMA when he notched a team-high 85 tackles (49 solo) with a league-leading 18.5 tackles for a loss, 6.5 sacks, six passes defensed and two forced fumbles in his senior season…In 2011, posted 71 tackles (39 solo) with six tackles for a loss, one sack, four passes defensed and one forced fumble…In 2010, one of only two UNC players to start all 13 games and led team with 74 tackles (48 solo) with six tackles for a loss, one sack, two interception returns with one for a touchdown and five passes defensed…Majored in exercise and sports science.
PERSONAL – Prior to attending Hargrave Military Academy for a post-graduate year in 2008, was a two-way standout at New Bern (N.C.) HS, where he was named the Coastal Conference Defensive Player of the Year as a senior, earning first-team All-State honors at linebacker, as well as All-Conference and All-Area his final two years…Compiled 189 tackles, eight sacks, six forced fumbles and four blocked punts as a senior, while rushing for 163 yards and six touchdowns at fullback, as he earned Offensive MVP honors in the state Class 4-AA finals after scoring two touchdowns…Participated in both the club’s Thanksgiving turkey giveaway at the Dryades YMCA and also donated 300 turkeys to New Bern residents…Visited students at St. Clement of Rome School in Metairie as part of the Rotolo’s literacy program to promote reading…Visited enlisted military at the Naval Air Station, Joint Reserve Base in Belle Chasse…Born Kevin Bernard Reddick, on December 28, 1989 in New Bern, N.C.