Daughter of former Vikings WR Jake Reed adds to the family legacy

5 Oct 1998: Wide receiver Jake Reed
5 Oct 1998: Wide receiver Jake Reed /

Former Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jake Reed’s daughter Jaevin Reed won a gold medal at the Pan Am junior championship.

Jake Reed took his place in the Minnesota Vikings all-time record book by the end of his career. He is the fourth all time leading receiver in franchise history for yards and fifth for receptions. While his football career with the Minnesota Vikings is long over, his daughter Jaevin Reed is now making history for the family name.

Jaevin Reed is a freshman at Texas A&M University. She is a member of the track and field team where she is a standout sprinter. She competes in several sprinting events but the 400m is her main event.

Reed’s 4 x 400 m relay team just claimed a gold medal at the Pan American Junior Championship. Not only did they win gold but they beat a record that was 10 years old. Their time was an amazing 3:28.57.  To put this time in perspective Australia finished 8th in the 2016 Olympics in the 4 X 400 m with a time of 3:27.45. They are only 1.12 seconds away from being able to place in the Olympics.

Reed is the second leg of the 4 X 400 m team at Texas A&M. In addition to winning gold in the relay she also won a silver medal in the 400 m finals. As a freshman, Reed is experiencing a lot of success and does not look to be slowing down anytime soon.

Her father Jake Reed went to twitter to congratulate his daughter and her relay team yesterday.

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The former Minnesota Vikings wide receiver is a very proud father, and he has every right to be because this is an amazing accomplishment by his daughter Jaevin Reed attained at the Pan Am junior championship.