Jordan Reed’s girlfriend Danielle Newsome grew up in the one, the only Anchorage, Alaska! That in itself is pretty special. I’ve been to Anchorage to compete in an academic challenge when I was in high school, and I remember how weird it was since it’s surrounded by huge mountains and stays light until midnight. Joanna moved to Tampa, Florida when she was fourteen and then Gainesville where’s she graduated from Florida University with a major in neuroscience. That’s pretty sweet, if you ask me. Usually it’s a degree in something like marketing or communications, which more often than not was decided because they’re the easiest to breeze through. One doesn’t imagine neuroscience is the easiest of fields.
Danielle ran track and met Jordan in the course of doing her activities and the football players theirs. According to Jordan Reed’s girlfriend, Mr. Reed was far too shy to approach her, but he was telling other players that he was interested in her, and they were telling her about it. I guess the ‘ole grapevine is a way to let someone know you’re interested, but come on Jordan– you’re supposed to be a big, brave man! You can’t walk up to the little lady and start a brilliant conversation about track? “Oh, so you run. I’ve heard that running reduces one’s risk of pulmonary disease.” Now that’s how to capture a woman’s attention. Once they finally did get together, she describes them as inseparable. They’re entering their fifth year in the relationship now, and they have a pitbull named Ace. Yep, that was chalked up as another “phase 1 in baby training.”
After a few years of taking care of Ace the pitbull, Jordan Reed’s girlfriend is now a mother. They had their little daughter in July of this year, and Danielle is back in the classroom and training to be a surgeon. She’s got another three years left, based on how long she said she had left in 2013 (which was five years). If she does happen to become a practicing surgeon, it’d be a major accomplishment. Think about it: she’s about to get married to a professional NFL player– he put a ring on her finger this year as well– and she just had a baby girl. Those are two huge reasons to lose the drive to become a surgeon, but she doesn’t look like she’s going to stop. You’ve got to respect that kind of dedication. She’ll have her hands full and won’t have time to do as much of the usual tweeting and retweeting about her husband’s NFL career.