KALAMAZOO, MI (WKZO) – Former Bronco standout basketball player Joe Reitz will be playing professional this weekend. However it won’t be in the NBA. Reitz will be the starting left guard this Sunday for the Indianapolis Colts, as they take on the Houston Texans in the opening weekend of the NFL season.
Reitz was a member of the Broncos Basketball team between 2004-2008 where he set school records for career games played (128) and games started (126). Reitz also ranks 4th in points and 3rd in rebounds on the Broncos all-time career list.
"I feel like a proud papa," said Western Michigan men's basketball coach Steve Hawkins, who coached Reitz throughout his college career. "I can think of no one who deserves it more. He has a strong work ethic, and while he was here he was First-Team All-MAC as well as an Academic All-American on several occasions. Joe epitomized everything we want out of a student-athlete"
Reitz spent 2010 as a member of the Colts practice squad and has also spent time with the Baltimore Ravens and Miami Dolphins, as members of their practice squads.