Ed Reed

All-american College Football Player + Professional Football Player + Defensive Back + Safety
Born Sep 11, 1978

Edward Earl Reed, Jr. is an American football free safety for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Miami. He was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens 24th overall in the 2002 NFL Draft, and has played his entire professional career for the Ravens.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Ed Reed.


1978 Birth Reed was born in St. Rose, St. Charles Parish, Louisiana on September 11, 1978. … Read More


1997 18 Years Old 1 More Event
Reed received an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Miami, where he was a standout defensive back for coach Butch Davis and coach Larry Coker's Miami Hurricanes football teams from 1997 to 2001.


1999 20 Years Old He had 2 more interceptions in 1999.
2000 21 Years Old 1 More Event
…  He placed 7th in the triple jump at the 2000 Big East Championships, setting a career-best jump of 14.58 meters. … Read More
He played for the Hurricanes team that won the 2001 National Championship.
2002 23 Years Old After his college career, Reed was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the first round (24th overall pick) of the 2002 NFL Draft. … Read More
During his playing 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 (106 yards in 2004 and 108 yards in 2008). … Read More
2005 26 Years Old In 2005, Reed only played in ten games due to an ankle injury and finished the campaign with 37 tackles and one interception.
2006 27 Years Old In 2006, Reed recorded 60 tackles and 5 interceptions and was voted to his third Pro Bowl.
2007 28 Years Old In 2007, he made 39 tackles and 7 interceptions.
In the 2008 Pro Bowl he recorded two interceptions, tying the Pro Bowl record.


2009 - 2010 2 More Events
2011 32 Years Old 1 More Event
In Week 1 of the 2011 NFL Season, Reed recorded 2 interceptions against Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, surpassing Ronnie Lott for most games with multiple interceptions. … Read More
Reed skipped out on a mandatory minicamp, but returned for training camp. In Week 1 of the 2012 season, Reed returned an Andy Dalton interception 34 yards for a touchdown against the Cincinnati Bengals, making Reed the NFL's all-time leader in interception return yards. … Read More
On March 22, 2013, Reed signed a three-year contract worth $15 million with $5 million guaranteed with the Houston Texans.
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