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The Cardinal Countdown: 95 Days Until Kickoff

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#95 Mason Reiger

Class: Freshman

Ht/Wt: 6-4/230

Position: Defensive Line

Hometown: Hoffman Estates, IL

Twitter: @reiger_mason

Thoughts: Mason joined the Cards last year as a Preferred Walk-On (PWO) out of Conant High School up in Illinois. Reiger played both sides of the ball in high school getting reps at both strong safety and tight end. In watching the tape below you can see they flexed him all over the field quite a bit including being up on the line a decent amount. He showed off some head hunting capabilities but also the ability to find the ball and make a play in open space.

He’s got a pretty large frame at 6-4 and I think the staff was looking to beef him up a bit and add some depth up on the defensive line. Rieger saw some live action last year against UVA when the Cards were down a few bodies and held his for a few series with the Cav’s. His ability to drop back in coverage allows him to play in a few spots if depth is needed elsewhere on that side of the ball. A solid pick up as a PWO, look for Mason to try and contribute even more in 2021.

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