Feb. 13, 2013
Iowa Barnstormers Press Release
DES MOINES – With just more than two weeks remaining until the start of training camp, Iowa Barnstormers Head Coach and Director of Football Operations Mike Hohensee announced Tuesday afternoon that quarterback Brian Reader has been assigned to the team for the 2013 season. With this latest addition, the Barnstormers have now been assigned 30 players for the upcoming season.
Reader (6-3, 220, Idaho) spent three seasons at the University of Idaho from 2009-2011. In 27 career games with the Vandals, he completed 281-of-506 passes for 4,144 yards and 27 touchdowns. His QB Rating of 132.08 is the eighth-highest in program history. Reader transferred to Idaho after one season at Monterey Peninsula Junior College, where he was named Conference Player of the Year and led his team to a 10-0 record. The Prunedale, California-native was a star at Palma High School and was named the 2008 Monterey County Offensive Player of the Year.
He joins J.J. Raterink and Antwon Young as the third quarterback assigned to the Barnstormers for the 2013 season.