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Ed Reed

Born: Sep 11, 1978

Birthplace: St. Rose

Profession: American football player

Nationality: United States

Ed Reed

Date of Birth : Sep 11, 1978
Birth Place : St. Rose

Edward Earl "Ed" Reed, Jr. is a former American football safety. He played college football for the University of Miami, where he was a two-time consensus All-American. He was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the first round of the 2002 NFL Draft and played eleven seasons for the Ravens before signing with the Texans, and later the Jets in 2013. He finished his career with the Baltimore Ravens, signing a one-day contract on May 7, 2015 During his career, Reed was selected to nine total Pro Bowls, was the 2004 NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award winner, and has an NFL record for the two longest interception returns. He also holds the all-time NFL record for interception return yards, currently with 1,590, and postseason interceptions. His 64 regular season interceptions ranked him 6th on the NFL's all time leader list at the time of his retirement. Reed is considered to be one of the greatest safeties in NFL history, and was often referred to as a "ball hawk" during his prime. Reed was best known for studying film to memorize opposing teams' tendencies, as well as his ability to lure quarterbacks into throwing interceptions.

Profession


  • American football player

Also known as


  • Edward Earl Reed, Jr.

Parents


  • Edward Reed
  • Karen Reed

Awards Won


  • AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award
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