Ed Reed is a former American football player and coach, widely regarded as one of the greatest safeties in NFL history. He’s a nine-time Pro Bowler, a five-time First-Team All-Pro selection, and the 2004 NFL Defensive Player of the Year. He also holds the record for the longest interception return in NFL history. Get all of the latest Ed Reed news and stats here!
Ed Reed was born on September 11, 1978, in St. Rose, Louisiana, and attended the University of Miami, where he played college football for the Hurricanes.
In 2002, Reed was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the first round (24th overall) of the NFL Draft, and he quickly established himself as one of the league’s premier defensive players. Over the course of his 12-year career, Reed played for the Ravens, Houston Texans, and New York Jets, earning nine Pro Bowl selections, five First-Team All-Pro honors, and a Defensive Player of the Year award in 2004. Reed announced his retirement in 2015, and he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2019.
Reed was known for his exceptional ball-hawking skills and his ability to read the field and make game-changing plays. He finished his career with 64 interceptions, which ranks seventh all-time, and he holds the record for the longest interception return in NFL history (108 yards).
After retiring from playing, Reed went on to coach for several teams, including the Buffalo Bills, Miami Hurricanes, and most recently, the Kansas City Chiefs. He is widely respected in the football community for his knowledge, leadership, and commitment to the sport.