WHS Alum inducted into Texas Tech Hall of Fame
WAXAHACHIE - Waxahachie High School alumnus, Montae Reagor, will be inducted into the Double T Association’s Hall of Fame at Texas Tech University this weekend. Reagor, who played football for Texas Tech from 1995 – 1998, is one of three former Red Raider Football players being inducted into the 2010 Double T Association Hall of Fame.
The induction ceremonies kicked off on Friday, Sept. 17 when the honorees had a banquet hosted in their honor at the Merket Alumni Center. On Saturday, all of the inductees were honored on the field at AT&T Jones Stadium prior to kick off of the Tech-Texas game.
A 1995 Waxahachie High School alumnus, Reagor attended Texas Tech University on a football scholarship where he played defensive tackle. While attending Texas Tech, he was a starter all four years and holds a school record with 24.5 sacks and 47 tackles for loss. During his senior year he earned All-America and All-Big 12 first team selection honors. One of Reagor’s proudest moments while attending Texas Tech was when he graduated in December 1998 in only three and a half years with a degree in Exercise and Sports Science.
In 1999, he was a second round draft pick for the Denver Broncos where he played for four seasons from 1999-2002. In 2003, Reagor moved to the Indianapolis Colts where he played until 2006 and was a member of the Super Bowl XLI championship team.
In October 2006, Reagor was involved in a tragic car accident that left him unable to play for the remainder of the season and he was placed on injured reserve. Not one to let adversity get the best of him, Reagor was determined to get back on the field.
In 2007, he signed with the Philadelphia Eagles and in his first game sacked Green Bay Packers quarterback great, Brett Favre. In 2007, the Philadelphia Eagles nam-ed Reagor as the recipient of the Ed Block Courage Award, an award that is given to someone who has shown tremendous strength and courage while overcoming adversity. Reagor played for the Eagles one more year before finally retiring. Overall, Reagor’s 10 year NFL career proved quite productive with 178 tackles and seventeen sacks in 99 games from 1999-2008.
During his NFL career and to this day, Reagor continues to give back to his hometown of Waxahachie by donating both his time and money to various charitable causes.
In 2008, he implemented the "Montae Reagor Excellence Gala" in which he honors the Waxahachie ISD teachers and support staff of the year with an evening of fine dining and an elaborate awards ceremony.
In 2003, Reagor formed Reagor and Associates, a successful construction company ,that focuses on affordable residential and commercial buildings without sacrificing quality.
In 2009, Reagor opened a new home office in his childhood hometown of Waxahachie and employs more than 20 workers.
Reagor, and his wife Rachel, live in North Dallas.
Reagor has one son, Jalen, an awesome sixth grader who aspires to be successful both on and off the field just like his dad.