Former Bull Cherishes “Pinnacle”

January 28th, 2020

Could be a Bullish Super Bowl.

The guy has come a long way from playing for Skip Holtz and being a scrub seventh-round draft pick.

But for a guy who played his college ball in a home stadium where he was always reminded of the pride of the players who won a Super Bowl, Austin Reiter is one step away from being just like four guys with their names etched into the high reaches of the stadium on Dale Mabry Highway.

Reiter, a former USF star, spoke with Joe last night at Super Bowl Opening Night. The Chiefs starting center mentioned how his dream of playing in a Super Bowl was fueled, in part, by playing in the shadow of those Bucs greats.

“[Lee Roy] Selmon,” Reiter reminded Joe of the former USF athletic director and Hall of Fame Bucs defensive end.

“Yeah, this has always been the goal since I was little kid. I every kid at any level, this is the peak. This is the pinnacle. This is where you want to be.”

And yes, Reiter said he would attend Bucs games while at USF and hoped to someday play on an NFL field. For money.

“This is definitely where I want to be at,” Reiter said of prepping for the Super Bowl.

And Reiter, who signed with USF three days before Bulls original coach Jim Leavitt was fired and finished his USF days under Willie Taggert, is one of the more fortunate centers in the NFL.

Reiter plays in front of arguably the game’s best quarterback, Pat Mahomes. And Reiter explained that a play Mahomes made (which Mr. Entertainment, America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston also, has done in a game) convinced him Mahomes has a rare skillset.

“When I first got to KC last year, it was a Thursday night game,” Reiter explained. “As soon as he shovel-passed with his left hand, I saw that from 10 yards away and thought, ‘This kid is unbelievable.'”

So now Reiter is five days away from playing on the game’s biggest stage. Not bad for a Bull.

9 Responses to “Former Bull Cherishes “Pinnacle””

  1. D1 Says:


    If youre interested , another local product is 49ers Richie James.
    Riverview High school.

  2. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    That’s some Bull.

  3. SB Says:

    Damn man With so much stuff going on.
    Stuff could happen

  4. Jean Lafitte Says:

    There’s a lot of God given blue chip talent in Fla. That’s why all the sports programs recruit Fla so heavily. They are near the top nationally.

  5. Mister Negative Nancy Says:

    no no it doesn’t count if that pass goes to the other team

  6. Buc believer Says:

    Nice for that kid but I still don’t give a ship about KC or San Fran or any other team not named the Bucs.

  7. Says:

    JBF, all things Bucs. well everything is all things bc JW is everything. welcome to the JBF Decision Jameis matrix.

  8. AKickInTheBucNuts Says:

    He would have said the same thing about JW after 30 interceptions:

    ‘This kid is unbelievable.’”

  9. whats the bucs plan 2020 Says:

    AKickInTheBucNuts Says:
    January 28th, 2020 at 10:05 am
    He would have said the same thing about JW after 30 interceptions:

    ‘This kid is unbelievable.

    Thats funny ( AKickInTheBucNuts) I am sure there were plenty of bucs teamates saying the same thing……….