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Encyclopedia > Andre Reed
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Date of birth January 29, 1964
Place of birth Allentown, Pennsylvania
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Position(s) WR
College Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
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Pro Bowls 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
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Andre Reed (born January 29, 1964 in Allentown, Pennsylvania) is a former professional American football player who played wide receiver in the NFL for 16 seasons, 15 with the Buffalo Bills (1985-1999) and one with the Washington Redskins (2000). He is widely considered one of the best wide receivers to ever play the game. January 29 is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Nintendo 64 emulator, see 1964 (Emulator). ... Motto: Nickname: Map [[Image:|px|Location of Allentown, Pennsylvania]] Political Statistics Founded 1762 Incorporated County Lehigh County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Ed Pawlowski Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Water 46. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Jerry Rice holds many career records for wide receivers in the National Football League. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... Old Main Tower Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is a public university located in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, and is one of 14 schools that comprise the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League in the U.S.A. (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ... An award is something given to a person or group of people to recognize excellence in a certain field. ... A graph of a bell curve in a normal distribution showing statistics used in educational assessment, comparing various grading methods. ... A graph of a bell curve in a normal distribution showing statistics used in educational assessment, comparing various grading methods. ... A graph of a bell curve in a normal distribution showing statistics used in educational assessment, comparing various grading methods. ... A graph of a bell curve in a normal distribution showing statistics used in educational assessment, comparing various grading methods. ... A graph of a bell curve in a normal distribution showing statistics used in educational assessment, comparing various grading methods. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... City Buffalo, New York Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Dark Navy, Red, Royal, Nickel, and White Head Coach Dick Jauron Owner Ralph C. Wilson Jr. ... City Landover, Maryland Other nicknames The Skins Team colors Burgundy and Gold Head Coach Joe Gibbs Owner Daniel Snyder General manager Joe Gibbs Fight song Hail to the Redskins Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: WJFK 106. ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is technically the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ... January 29 is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Nintendo 64 emulator, see 1964 (Emulator). ... Motto: Nickname: Map [[Image:|px|Location of Allentown, Pennsylvania]] Political Statistics Founded 1762 Incorporated County Lehigh County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Ed Pawlowski Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Water 46. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Jerry Rice holds many career records for wide receivers in the National Football League. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... City Buffalo, New York Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Dark Navy, Red, Royal, Nickel, and White Head Coach Dick Jauron Owner Ralph C. Wilson Jr. ... City Landover, Maryland Other nicknames The Skins Team colors Burgundy and Gold Head Coach Joe Gibbs Owner Daniel Snyder General manager Joe Gibbs Fight song Hail to the Redskins Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: WJFK 106. ...

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High school and college career

Reed began his football career at Allentown's Dieruff High School, where he played quarterback. He then attended college at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, where he was a standout wide receiver who quickly drew the attention of the NFL. Reed was drafted by the Bills in the 1985 NFL Draft. Joe Montana, an American quaterback. ... Old Main Tower Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is a public university located in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, and is one of 14 schools that comprise the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. ... This article is about the year. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League in the U.S.A. (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ...


NFL records

Reed ranks highly in many career NFL receiving categories. He is fourth in receptions with 951 (behind only Jerry Rice, Cris Carter and Tim Brown), sixth in receiving yards with 13,198, and tenth in touchdowns receptions with 87. With the Bills, Reed played in four consecutive Super Bowls (1991-1994) and was selected to the Pro Bowl seven times in a row (1988-1994). Reed set career highs with 90 receptions in 1994, 10 touchdowns in 1991, and 1,312 receiving yards in 1989. Jerry Lee Rice (born October 13, 1962 in Starkville, Mississippi) is a former football wide receiver in the NFL, widely regarded as the best receiver to ever play the game, and arguably the greatest football player ever. ... Cris Carter after scoring a Touchdown Cris Carter (born November 25, 1965 in Troy, Ohio) is a former American football player. ... Tim Brown at Notre Dame Tim Brown (born July 22, 1966) is a retired National Football League player who was predominantly used as a wide receiver and also as a kick and punt returner early in his career. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ...


During his NFL career, Reed was known for his durability and toughness. He was regarded as a fearless over-the-middle receiver, never afraid to take punishing blows in exchange for receptions and often shaking off tackles for significant after-catch running yards.


"The Comeback"

In addition to the important role he played in taking the Bills to four Super Bowls, Reed is remembered particularly for his contributions to the Bills' January 3, 1993 playoff victory over the Houston Oilers, a game that has come to be known simply as "The Comeback". In the game, which Houston led 35-3 at half time, Reed caught three touchdowns in the second half to lead the Bills to the largest comeback in the history of the NFL. He finished with 8 receptions for 136 yards and 3 touchdowns. The game is considered one of the most extraordinary comebacks in all of American sports. January 3 is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII in Roman) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... The Tennessee Titans are a National Football League team based in Nashville, Tennessee. ... The Comeback is the term used to describe the AFC Wild Card game of January 3, 1993, between the Buffalo Bills, and the Houston Oilers. ...


Likely Hall of Fame Induction

Reed became eligible for induction into the NFL's Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006, but was not one of the finalists announced during January of that year. The logjam of accomplished wide receiver candidates may hurt Reed's bid. He played most of his career with former Bills quarterback Jim Kelly, who was inducted into the Hall in 2002. The Pro Football Hall of Fame is technically the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ... 2006 (MMVI in Roman) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... James Edward Kelly (born February 14, 1960 in Pittsburgh) was an American football quarterback for the Buffalo Bills. ... 2002 (MMII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Television career

Reed provides regular football commentary on the ESPN2 show, Cold Pizza, and appears periodically on The NFL on FOX. ESPN2 debuted on October 1, 1993, as a sister station of ESPN. Nicknamed the deuce, ESPN2 was to be branded as a network for a younger generation of sports fans featuring edgier graphics as well as extreme sports like motocross, snowboarding, and BMX racing. ... Cold Pizza is a television show that describes sports and other topics on ESPN2. ... The NFL on FOX is a TV program that shows National Football Conference games on various FOX TV channels which belong to the Fox Entertainment Group (NYSE: FOX). ...


External links

  • Official Andre Reed web site
  • Pro-Football-Reference.com - career statistics
  • Andre Reed at Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame

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Andre Reed - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (681 words)
Andre Reed (born January 29, 1964 in Allentown, Pennsylvania) is a former professional American football player who played wide receiver in the NFL for 16 seasons, 15 with the Buffalo Bills (1985-1999) and one with the Washington Redskins (2000).
Reed was born in Allentown and began his football career at Allentown's Dieruff High School, where he played quarterback and competed in the Lehigh Valley Conference (LVC), which is known for producing top collegiate and NFL football talent.
Reed became eligible for induction into the NFL's Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006, but was not one of the finalists announced during January of that year due largely to the logjam of accomplished wide receiver candidates.
Andre Reed (1743 words)
Andre Reed was inserted into the starting line up in his very first regular season game with the Buffalo Bills and had an impressive debut.
Reed's frustration culminated just before half-time with his infamous tirade on national TV, when Reed slammed his helmet to the turf and was penalized 15 yards, killing a Bills drive.
Reed was suplanted by Eric Moulds as the go-to guy, as Moulds enjoyed an All-Pro season catching 67 passes for 1,368 yards, breaking Andre's record for most yards in a season.
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