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Encyclopedia > Ed Reed
Ed Reed
Baltimore RavensNo. 20
Safety
Date of Birth: September 11, 1978 (1978-09-11) (age 28)
Place of Birth: St. Rose, Louisiana Flag of the United States
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) Weight: 200 lb (91 kg)
National Football League Debut
2002 for the Baltimore Ravens
Career Highlights and Awards
Career History
College: University of Miami
NFL Draft: 2002 / Round: 1 / Pick: 24
 Teams:
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

Edward Earl Reed, Jr. (born September 11 , 1978 in St. Rose, Louisiana) is an American football player who currently plays free safety for the Baltimore Ravens of the NFL. He is considered one of the most dominant safeties currently playing in the NFL, and is often referred to as a 'play-maker'.[1] Since entering the league, Reed has been known to study film to memorize opposing teams's tendencies.[2] Reed's habit of baiting quarterbacks into throwing interceptions has also earned him recognition throughout the league.[3] Edward Reed is a modern day pinup artist. ... City Baltimore, Maryland Team colors Purple, Black, and Gold Head Coach Brian Billick Owner Steve Bisciotti General manager Ozzie Newsome Mascot The Ravens: Edgar, Allan, & Poe League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1996–present) American Football Conference (1996-present) AFC Central (1996-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team history Baltimore... In team sports, the squad number, shirt number, jersey number, sweater number, or uniform number is the number worn on a players uniform. ... In American football and Canadian football, a safety refers to two positions in the traditional defensive backfield setup, the strong safety and the free safety. ... is the 254th day of the year (255th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... St. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The 2002 NFL season was the 83rd regular season of the National Football League. ... City Baltimore, Maryland Team colors Purple, Black, and Gold Head Coach Brian Billick Owner Steve Bisciotti General manager Ozzie Newsome Mascot The Ravens: Edgar, Allan, & Poe League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1996–present) American Football Conference (1996-present) AFC Central (1996-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team history Baltimore... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... The NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award is given by the Associated Press to the leagues most outstanding defensive player at the end of every NFL season since 1971. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... The University of Miami (also known as UM or just The U) is a private university founded in 1925 with its main campus in the city of Coral Gables in metropolitan Miami, Florida, in the United States. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting[1]) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... Round 1 Round 2 Categories: National Football League players | American football biography stubs ... City Baltimore, Maryland Team colors Purple, Black, and Gold Head Coach Brian Billick Owner Steve Bisciotti General manager Ozzie Newsome Mascot The Ravens: Edgar, Allan, & Poe League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1996–present) American Football Conference (1996-present) AFC Central (1996-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team history Baltimore... is the 254th day of the year (255th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... St. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... In American football and Canadian football, defensive backs are the players on the defensive team who take positions somewhat back from the line of scrimmage; they are distinguished from the defensive line players, who take positions directly behind the line of scrimmage. ... City Baltimore, Maryland Team colors Purple, Black, and Gold Head Coach Brian Billick Owner Steve Bisciotti General manager Ozzie Newsome Mascot The Ravens: Edgar, Allan, & Poe League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1996–present) American Football Conference (1996-present) AFC Central (1996-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team history Baltimore... NFL redirects here. ...

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High School career

Ed Reed attended Destrehan High School in St. Charles, Louisiana. He was an All-State, and All-Parish selection at defensive back and as a kick returner and also New Orleans Times-Picayune District Most Valuable Defensive Player. He totaled 83 tackles, seven interceptions, three forced fumbles and 12 passes defended his senior year whiles also seeing action at running back and quarterback. He also returned three punts for touchdowns. Ed also lettered in basketball, baseball, and track & field. He was an All-District pitcher in baseball, and State Champion in the javelin. The Times-Picayune is the major daily U.S. newspaper serving New Orleans, Louisiana. ...


College career

Ed Reed attended the University of Miami where he was a standout defensive player. Reed was the leader of the University of Miami team that won the 2001 National Championship.[4] The University of Miami (also known as UM or just The U) is a private university founded in 1925 with its main campus in the city of Coral Gables in metropolitan Miami, Florida, in the United States. ...


At the University of Miami,Reed was a was a two time consensus All-American safety in 2000 and 2001. In 2001, he led the nation with 9 picks for 209 (a school record) yards and 3 touchdowns. Reed helped seal a memorable win over Boston College in 2001 when he grabbed the ball out of teammate Matt Walters who had just intercepted it and raced 80 yards for a touchdown. Reed earned the league's Co-Defensive Player of the Year ward in 2001 and was named National Defensive Player of the Year by Football News. He was one of three finalists for the Jim Thorpe Award and was one of 12 semifinalists for the Bronko Nagurski Award. For similarly-named academic institutions, see Boston (disambiguation). ... The Jim Thorpe Award, named in memory of multi-sport legend Jim Thorpe, has been awarded to the top defensive back in college football since 1986. ...


Reed set several records during his time at Miami. He holds the record for career interceptions with 21 and career interception return yards with 389.[5] He also blocked four punts during his four year career. Reed also participated on the track and field team during his years at Miami. Athletics, also known as track and field or track and field athletics, is a collection of sport events. ...


Professional career

After college, Reed was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the first round (24th overall pick) of the 2002 NFL Draft. Reed has enjoyed a very successful professional career so far and has become one of the Ravens' most popular players. In 2004, Reed was named the NFL Defensive Player of the Year by the Associated Press a season where he set NFL Records for longest interception return (106) and most interception return yardage (358) on 9 interceptions. Round 1 Round 2 Categories: National Football League players | American football biography stubs ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award is given by the Associated Press to the leagues most outstanding defensive player at the end of every NFL season since 1971. ... The Associated Press, or AP, is an American news agency, the worlds largest such organization. ...


Reed currently holds the Ravens franchise record for career interceptions with 27. Reed has also continued his strong special teams play with 4 blocked punts so far, returning 3 for touchdowns. In 2004, Reed became the only player in Pro Bowl history to block a punt and return it for a touchdown. In the 2007 Pro Bowl he recorded two interceptions, tying the record with six others. In 2 postseason games, Reed has recorded 1 tackle, 3 interceptions and 5 pass deflections. In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ...

Preceded by
Ray Lewis
NFL Defensive Player of the Year
2004
Succeeded by
Brian Urlacher

Ray Anthony Lewis (born May 15, 1975 in Bartow, Florida) is an American football linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens of the NFL. In January 2000, Lewis led Baltimore to a Super Bowl XXXV victory and was named Most Valuable Player for that game. ... Brian Keith Urlacher (born May 25, 1978) is an American football player for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. ...

Trivia

  • Reed was nicknamed "Junkyard Dog" by Larry Coker while at Miami.[6]
  • Since he joined the Ravens, Reed has developed a relationship with the Booker T. Washington Middle School that includes mentoring and scholarship incentives.
  • Reed is the second-oldest of five brothers.

Larry Coker (born June 23, 1948 in Okemah, Oklahoma) was the head coach of the University of Miami football team from the 2001 season through the 2006 season. ... State farm can refer to: Sovkhoz, a type of collective farm in the Soviet Union State Farm Insurance, an insurance company in the United States This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... DeAngelo Eugene Hall (born November 19, 1983 in Chesapeake, Virginia) is an American football cornerback currently starting for the Atlanta Falcons of the NFL. He was acquired in the first round of the 2004 NFL Draft out of Virginia Tech with the eighth overall selection. ... Sean Michael Taylor (born June 9, 1983 in Miami, Florida) is an American football player who currently plays free safety for the Washington Redskins of the NFL. Due to his ferocious style of hitting, his teammates have nicknamed him Meast.[1][2] This a reference to him being half-man... Adrian Wilson is a safety for the National Football Leagues Arizona Cardinals. ...

External links

AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award winners
1971: A. Page1972: J. Greene1973: D. Anderson1974: J. Greene1975: M. Blount1976: J. Lambert1977: H. Martin1978: Ra. White/R. Gradishar1979: L. Selmon1980: L. Hayes1981: L. Taylor1982: L. Taylor1983: D. Betters1984: K. Easley1985: M. Singletary1986: L. Taylor1987: Re. White1988: M. Singletary1989: K. Millard1990: B. Smith1991: P. Swilling1992: C. Kennedy1993: R. Woodson1994: D. Sanders1995: B. Paup1996: B. Smith1997: D. Stubblefield1998: Re. White1999: W. Sapp2000: R. Lewis2001: M. Strahan2002: D. Brooks2003: R. Lewis • 2004: E. Reed2005: B. Urlacher2006: J. Taylor

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Ed Reed - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (261 words)
Ed Reed attended the University of Miami where he was a standout defensive player.
Reed was the leader of the Miami team that won the 2001 National Championship.
In 2004, Reed was named the NFL Defensive Player of the Year by the Associated Press a season where he set NFL Records for longest interception (106) and most interception return yardage (358).
Ed Reed -- Class of 2003 (437 words)
Ed Reed began his coaching tenure at Brown University in 1971 when he was named head coach of the men’s varsity swim team and club water polo team.
Reed never experienced a losing season at Brown, compiling a career record of 420-159-5 in 20 years at the helm.
Reed was a two-time All-American as a swimmer at Springfield College, winning the 1965 New England Intercollegiate Championship in the 200 meter individual medley.
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