2017 — Served as a team co-captain...earned consensus second team All-Southern Conference honors in balloting by league head coaches and media following a productive campaign...earned starts at nose guard in all 13 games to extend his string of starts to 25 games...tallied 45 tackles, including 8.5 for-loss and two sacks...played a key part in Furman’s 8-5 campaign that netted a FCS playoff berth and No. 19 ranking in the STATS FCS Final Poll...helped key a Paladin defense that paced the SoCon in sacks (34), an improvement from 12 in 2016...credited with a career high eight tackles, including two for-loss versus Samford...had seven stops and two behind the line of scrimmage against Mercer (28-21 win)...registered six tackles and a forced fumble against Wofford in the season opener...earned his second All-SoCon scroll at the SoCon Outdoor Track & Field Championships with a second place finish in the shot put (16.08m (52-09.25).
2016 — Enjoyed a strong sophomore season, starting at nose guard in all 11 games and registering 31 tackles, including 3.5 for-loss...had four stops, including a sack in season opener against Michigan State...followed that up with a season high six-tackle performance versus The Citadel that also featured a forced fumble...had five stops versus Kennesaw State...finished off the season with four tackles at Mercer...collected his second first team All-SoCon scroll by winning the shot put with a throw 16.49m (54-1.25) at 2017 SoCon Track & Field Championships in May....league title followed a regular season that saw him collect SoCon Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week honors on Apr. 27 following a throw of 15.94m (52-4.75) at the USC Open.
2015 — Put together a solid inaugural season, earning playing time in all 11 games and starts at defensive tackle in six contests...named to the SoCon All-Freshman Team by league coaches, joining teammates Triston Luke and Aaquil Annoor...garnered 21 tackles, including 1.5 for-loss...registered five of his starts over the first six games and last one in season finale at Wofford...had three tackles in 16-15 win over UCF — Furman’s first victory over an FBS foe since 1999 (North Carolina)...posted a tackle for-loss the next week against VMI (24-21 win)...had a season high five stops versus Wofford...earned first team All-SoCon honors with a second place finish in the shot put (16.28m) at 2016 SoCon Track & Field Championships in May.2015
2015 Game-By-Game Summary
2014 —Member of scout team....awarded redshirt and extra year of eligibility.
High School: 2014 graduate of Hillgrove (6A) High School...football coach was Phil Ironside...played defensive line...Rivals.com 2-Star recruit...racked up 94 tackles, including 16 for-loss, and seven sacks in 2013, helping Hillgrove to an 11-2 record and third round state playoff appearance...two-time first team all-region selection...named to 2013 All-Cobb County squad and tabbed Cobb County Touchdown Club Defensive Lineman of the Year...standout performer in track...captured state championship in the shot put as a junior with a throw of 56’ 2”...placed fifth in the state in the discus.
Personal: Full name is Jaylan Anthony Reid...born July 19, 1996, in Atlanta, Georgia...son of Petra Reid..has two brothers, Hamadi and Khory...business administration major.