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Army RB Hayden Reed leaves team

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Army sophomore running back Hayden Reed is no longer with the team.

Reed’s departure, which was confirmed by Army Athletics, is another productive loss for Army’s offense. The Tampa, Fla. athlete ran for 205 yards and scored touchdowns against Texas-San Antonio and Boston College in 2023.

Reed, who is not listed on Army’s online roster, seemed to be the perfect fit for Army’s new shotgun option last season. He was perhaps the Black Knights’ most complete back, a tough runner, solid blocker and capable receiver out of the backfield.

Reed rushed for a career-high 107 yards in Army’s 37-29 in a Week Three win at UTSA last season. He had only 17 carries the last nine games with the emergence of freshman Kanye Udoh. He caught a career-high three passes against Boston College on Oct. 7. Reed has played in 19 game in his Army career, starting four games (two in each season).

Army’s offense took a blow in the transfer portal. Isaiah Alston, the team’s leader in receiving yards the last three seasons, left the team before the 2023 season ended and has transferred to Iowa State. Freshman quarterback Champ Harris and Larry Robinson, Army’s second and third-string quarterbacks in 2023, also entered the transfer portal.



  1. David Cole

    February 9, 2024 at 5:43 PM

    Is Reed leaving the Academy or just the football team?

  2. Paul Cal

    February 13, 2024 at 1:18 PM

    Dismayed over the short-sightedness of these Army players departing from the premier leadership institution in the world and missing out on the opportunity of a great education that will pay life-long dividends. For the players with potential, like Cole Christiansen (KC Chiefs), Andre Carter (Minnesota Vikings), Jon Rattigan (Seattle Seahawks), Elijah Riley (Philadelphia Eagles), and Brett Toth (Philadelphia Eagles), the USMA football program, DoD, the White House, and Congress have demonstrated the ability to make allowances for these special players, albeit in the midst of changing and inconsistent policies. Go Army!

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