Honors: 2013 – Earned the Donald Craig Sophomore Academic Award for second time… 2012 – Named First Team All-SBC as a return specialist … Named First Team All-SBC kick returner by Phil Steele … Earned the Donald Craig Sophomore Academic Award … Named Most Improved Wide Receiver at the conclusion of spring drills … Named the SBC Special Teams Player of the Week on Nov. 5 … 2011 – Named to the SBC Writers All-Freshman team … 2010 – Won the team’s annual Power Hour award for strength and conditioning.
Career: Ranks 5th in Kickoff Return Attempts (45) … Ranks 3rd in Kickoff Return Yards (1,247) … Ranks 1st in Kickoff Return Average (27.7).
2013: Played in 11 games and had three starts … Has a personal-best 631 rushing yards on 93 attempts for a team-high 6.8 per carry average … Also has three touchdowns and leads team with 17 plays of 20 or more yards … Played just six snaps the last three games due to a lower body injury … Rushed for 44 yards on eight attempts against WCU … Had 25 rushing yards on five carries at UNC to go with four kickoff returns for 113 yards … Had 154 rushing yards on just 10 attempts to go with three touchdowns at FAU (had runs of 64, 33, 19) … Led team with 40 yards rushing on 10 carries at BYU and also led MT with 55 rushing yards against ECU … Rushed 16 times for 104 yards in win over Marshall … Had his second straight 100-yard rushing game with a career-best 155 yards on 15 carries at UAB … Only played early against FIU but had three carries for 20 yards … Did not dress for Southern Miss … Rushed twice for nine yards against UTEP.
2012: Played in all 12 games … Finished the year with 172 yards rushing and a touchdown, seven receptions for 48 yards, and 762 kickoff return yards and a score … His 30.5-yard average on 25 returns set a new school record and ranked fourth nationally … Played 227 total snaps, including a season-high 32 at Mississippi State … Had two kickoff returns for 123 yards, including a career long of 85 yards to set up a Blue Raider touchdown against McNeese … Recorded five carries for 17 yards in win over FAU … Had three carries for 28 yards against Memphis and also had two receptions … Rushed five times for 28 yards against FIU, including the game-winning touchdown … Helped setup his winning score with a 43-yard kickoff return … Rushed six times for 48 yards (8.0) at Mississippi State … Had a 60-yard kickoff return against North Texas … Set the school record with 222 kickoff return yards at WKU, including the game-winning return that went 96 yards for a touchdown … The 96-yard return went down as the fifth longest in school history … Also added two tackles and a fumble recovery on special teams in win over WKU … Had five carries for 22 yards at USA.
2011: Played in all 12 games and had two starts … Had 228 total snaps and earned nine winning grades from the coaches … Finished with 17 receptions for 185 yards and one touchdown while adding 70 rushing yards and a score … Registered four receptions for 43 yards against GT … Had an 82-yard touchdown reception at Troy which went down as the fifth longest in school history … Turned in three receptions against Memphis and two vs WKU … Started at running back against FAU … Had five carries for 36 yards against Tennessee … Scored his first rushing touchdown against FIU.
2010: Took a redshirt year.
High School: An all-purpose player who competed as a running back, wide receiver, and returner at Rome High School ... Rushed for over 3,000 yards and had 40 touchdowns during his prep career ... Earned all-state honors in 2008, was all-region in 2007, 2008, and 2009, and garnered all-area recognition in 2007 and 2009 ... Voted Rome News Tribune player of the week five times ... Registered a 40-time of 4.31 at an Atlanta recruiting combine ... Lettered four years in football and three years in track ... Played for Coach Sid Fritts.
Full Name: Reginald Levond Whatley ... Parents: Reggie and Leslie Whatley ... Born: 8/19/90 ... Major: Liberal Studies.