|Born:||June 25, 1964|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||226 lb (103 kg)|
|High school:||Dougherty (Albany, Georgia)|
|NFL Draft:||1987 / Round: 7 / Pick: 181|
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Reid played college football for the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He remains the single season record holder for solo tackles with 101 (1986) and is still tied for the most fumbles recovered in a game - 3 vs Ohio state. He lettered 4 years, was the teams MVP in 1986. During his career he was elected to both the Big Ten's Football team and its All Academic Football Team.
In April 2000, he was inducted into the Albany Sports Hall of Fame.
Michael Reid, a computer science graduate of the University of Wisconsin (1987) worked several internships with IBM in Boca Raton Florida, Madison, Wisconsin and Atlanta, Georgia. He began the study of martial arts after his Rookie season with the Atlanta Falcons in January 1988. At the completion of his NFL career he chose to continue being an athlete and a teacher by opening a martial arts school initially named the Chinese Shaolin Center for the Martial Arts in 1993. A private student of Elder Master Gary Grooms, Reid earned his 6th Degree Rank Master Title in Shaolin Martial Arts in 2010. His school has since been renamed Reid's Premier Martial Arts and Michael Reid serves as its Founder, Head Master and leading proponent for growth. The school teaches Shaolin Kung Fu, Tai Chi, Krav Maga and Kuntao/Silat to adults and specializes in the Personal Development of Kids ages 5–12. Mr. Reid also founded MasterReid.com where he works with youth, life coaches and speaks to groups in conjunction with his martial arts responsibilities.
In February 2014 Master Reid was blessed to visit Hawaii and train with traditional Hawaiian Lua Masters. In August 2015 Master Reid was recognized for his many years of service, as he was inducted into the Masters Martial Arts Hall of Fame.
In May-June 2015, he traveled to Indonesia for extensive training in Kuntao/Siat/ KungFu visiting and training in Bandung, Indonesia, Yogyakarta, Indonesia and Bali Indonesia and in September 2015 he was interviewed by Temple Underground Radio. 
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