Reed Wehr signs with Wittenberg University football program

He’s one of the most athletic fast kids that I have ever coached at any level ... Coach Matt Hopkins

Tri-Village senior running back, Reed Wehr signs to continue his education while playing football for Wittenberg University. (L-R) Brittani Wehr (mother) Wehr, Russell Wehr (father). (Gaylen Blosser photo)

NEW MADISON – Tri-Village senior Reed Wehr signed to play football at the next level for the Wittenberg Tigers as a running back.

“I would like to see myself performing very well on the team whether it is JV or varsity,” Wehr stated. “I want to do my part and do it the best as I can.”

Tri-Village football coach, Matt Hopkins (L) and Reed Wehr (R) share a moment at Wehr’s Wittenberg University football signing. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“They’re getting a great one,” said Tri-Village coach, Matt Hopkins. “He’s one of the most athletic fast kids that I have ever coached at any level, he’s a very special player. Super smart, understands the game, understands his role, and what needs to happen both offensively and defensively.”

Wehr the son of Brittani and Russell Wehr earned All-WOAC First Team at running back and linebacker, Second Team D VI All-Ohio Second Team Offense, and All-Southwest District First Team Offense.

Reed Wehr and family. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“He’s one of our captains,” Hopkins noted. “He’s exactly what you want to model for your younger kids – he’s phenomenal.”

The Tri-Village senior, a four-year starter rushed for 1,724 yards and 28 touchdowns including 10 TDs through the air averaging 17.5 yards a reception his senior season.

(L-R) Brad Gray (Tri-Village Athletic Director), Reed Wehr, Lee Morris (Tri-Village HS Principal). (Gaylen Blosser photo)

As a freshman Wehr rushed for 791 yards and 157 receiving yards; his sophomore season he ran for 1,790 yards and had 305 yards through the air. As a junior, he carried for 1,449 yards and accounted for 265 receiving yards.

A highlight for Wehr’s career came his senior year rushing for seven playoff touchdowns vs the West Liberty-Salem Tigers.

“You don’t replace kids like Reed Wehr,” Hopkins said. “Those are once in a generational type kid,he just runs away from people. When you score seven touchdowns in the second round of a playoff you’re pretty special.”

Wittenberg University football signee, Reed Wehr with teammates and friends. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“I think Wittenberg is a great fit for me because it is close by – helpful with family members coming to games to support,” said Wehr. “I love their facility and there are plenty of opportunities to do things.”

Wehr took time to thank those who helped him reach his football and education goals.

“I want to thank my parents, both of them, they helped me grow, my coaches, and friends that have been helping along the way,” Wehr said.