Arizona head coach Jedd Fisch announced after Friday’s practice that former UA defensive linemen Brooks Reed and Earl Mitchell will be inducted into the program’s Ring of Honor.
Mitchell and Reed will recognized at the Homecoming game vs. Cal on Nov. 6. Both were standouts for the Wildcats in the late 2000s and qualify for the Ring of Honor because they spent 10 seasons in the NFL.
Reed, a Tucson native and former Sabino High star, tallied 114 tackles and 17 sacks in four seasons at Arizona (2007-10). He made the All-Pac-10 First Team in in 2010 when he had 6.5 sacks and a career-high 47 tackles.
Reed was selected by the Houston Texans in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft, amassing 288 tackles and 23.5 sacks in the league. He spent time with the Texans, Atlanta Falcons, Arizona Cardinals and Tennessee Titans.
Mitchell, who spent the first two of his four seasons at Arizona as a fullback, had 174 rushing yards, two touchdowns, 88 tackles and eight sacks, including 6.5 as a senior. He was a third-round pick by the Texans in 2010 and also had stints with the Dolphins, 49ers and Seahawks.