We're halfway through announcing our 12-man All Scholastic Sports Team roster. The newest addition knows how to score touchdowns on and off the field as he's had 38 this season, all while maintaining quite the grades.
Three sports later, Paul Reed is still standing tall in the classroom and on the field. The Sumter Academy senior plays football, baseball and he runs track. He's accounted for over 6,300 yards and 80 touchdowns in his career as an Eagle. He also soars in school as first in his class.
Raul Reed: "I'm very competitive so I never want to be outdone by anyone, so I just always work my hardest to try to be the best I can."
Reed is part of the BETA Club, National Honor Society and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He was named All-District in both football and baseball for the last two years, on top of playing in the AISA All-Star Classic in 2011.
Jake Wingo, Sumter Academy Baseball Coach: "Paul is one of those guys that, you know, you love to have on your team. If you're going to go to battle with somebody, I want Paul Reed on my team. You know, he's one of those guys that as a coach, makes your job worthwhile."
Beyond Reed's success, his principal says there's one thing about the standout that really stands out.
Reid Vaughan, Sumter Academy Principal: "In addition to just being a great student though, if you don't have Paul in your classroom, once a day and laugh because of something he said or thought about... If Paul thinks it, Paul generally says it and usually it's witty and on target."
Once he's graduated, Reed wants to attend Shelton State in Tuscaloosa to play baseball but he's also got his eyes on his studies.
Paul Reed: "I like math a lot so I want to try to be something like an engineer."
Next week, Reed will spend his spring break in Honduras on mission trip.