Reggie was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He graduated from California State University at Long Beach and then went on to play with the San Diego Chargers. Reggie is the founder and Executive Director of the Goals for Life Foundation. Goals For Life sends retired NFL alumni into public schools to mentor at-risk youth. Reggie believes that the formula for winning in sports also applies to the worlds of education, business and life. Goals For Life has been helping youth for 28 years. During this time, over 100 former NFL players have received supplemental income as well as a sense of purpose from changing the lives of over 25,000 students. For eight years Reggie has been one of the elected members of the NFLPA board, and he was recently elected to be on the Executive Committee as well. In 2011, Reggie received the Unsung Athlete Award from The Black Academy of Arts & Letters, presented at the Super Bowl. In 2016 he received the California’s Strongest People Integrity Award from F&M Bank.