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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1978 Birth Born on September 11, 1978.


1998 19 Years Old 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 1998 to 2001.


2000 21 Years Old Reed was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American in 2000, and a unanimous first-team All-American in 2001.
He played for the Hurricanes team that won the 2001 National Championship.
2002 23 Years Old After college, Reed was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the first round (24th overall pick) of the 2002 NFL Draft. … Read More
In his career, Reed has been selected to eight Pro Bowls, was the 2004 NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award winner, and has the 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 five interceptions and was voted to his third Pro Bowl.
2007 28 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2007, he made 39 tackles and seven interceptions.
During a game against the Philadelphia Eagles on November 23, 2008, Reed returned an interception for what was originally reported as an 108 yard touchdown return (later officially adjusted to 107 yards by the Elias Sports Bureau). … Read More


2009 30 Years Old In 2009, Reed was selected to the Sporting News's Team of the Decade (2000's). … Read More
2011 32 Years Old In week 1 of the 2011 NFL Season, Reed recorded two interceptions against Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, passing Ronnie Lott for most games with multiple interceptions.
2012 33 Years Old Reed was inducted into the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame as part of its Class of 2012 at a banquet held in Miami on March 29, 2012.
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