The 100 Moments of TSU Athletics presented by Taco Bell®
series continues by recognizing the most prolific scorer in Tennessee State
In 1972, running
back Alfred Reese became TSU’s all-time leading scorer with 112 points
throughout the season. The number gave him 306 total points scored during his
collegiate career, which is 30 points higher than the second-place holder.
points during his senior campaign matched his record-setting sophomore season
in which he scored 112 points on nine touchdowns.
Reese’s nine touchdowns only accounted for 54 of his points total. In addition
to being the Tigers’ starting running back, Reese also served as the team’s
place kicker. Therefore, the remaining 58 points in 1970 came from 40 extra
points and six field goals.
With Reese’s 112
points during his final season, he became only the fifth Tiger to lead the team
in scoring for three consecutive seasons.
just 23 points during his freshman season, Reese’s final number came courtesy
of 27 touchdowns, 91 PATs and 10 field goals.
Reese also led
the squad in rushing during 1970 and 1972. He had 340 yards as a sophomore and
802 as a senior.
Reese played a
huge role in leading the Tigers to two Black College National Championships in 1970
and 1971. During Reese’s time at TSU, the Tigers posted an overall record of
38-3-1 and won three end of the year bowl games.
In 1973, the San
Diego Chargers drafted Reese in the 13th round of the NFL Draft.
The 100 Moments
of TSU Athletics presented by Taco Bell® highlights some of the greatest
moments in honor of Tennessee State's centennial celebration. A new moment will
be released each weekday for a total of 100. These moments were chosen by the
TSU 100 Moments committee, which consists of alums from various departments.
TSU has so many great moments, not all can be represented in these 100.