KENNEWICK, Wash. - Chase Reed is a fun guy to watch play. The 5'10" rookie out of Pacific Lutheran has done it all for the Fever. His role has increased quite a bit under new coach Pat O'Hara.
"It's just getting out there and getting that ball and making people look stupid," said Reed. "I just love getting that ball in my hand and scoring and getting that rush."
So far, it has worked out. In 5 games he has 20 catches for almost 200 yards. Many times he has flown over the wall after making a grab.
"It's real tough on the body," he said.
Kick returns can be pretty intense for Reed.
"Its crazy," he said. "People come at you full speed. It's an adrenaline rush. You don't think about it. You just go."
"He's been multipurpose for us," said O'Hara. "Rushing the football, finding the endzone, catching the ball for us at the receiver posiition."
When he's not crashing into the walls or flying into the stands, what is he doing? He's delivering milk to local business across Western Washington.
"I started up working for my brother-in-law at Smith Brothers Dairy," said Reed. "I deliver milk, chocolate milk, yogurt, cheese. I get me some free milk. It does a body good."
Tri-Cities hopes the Milk Man delivers big on Saturday when the1-6 Fever play at 4-2 Boise.