Ed Reed Biography

Ed Reed

Quick Facts Of Ed Reed

Celebrated Name Ed Reed
Age 41 Years
Nick Name Reed
Birth Name Edward Earl Reed Jr.
Birth Date 1978-09-11
Gender Male
Profession Former Rugby Player
Place Of Birth St. Rose, Louisiana, United States
Nationality American
Father Edward Reed Sr.
Mother Karen Reed
Education Destrehan High School, University of Miami
Educational Qualification Bachelor's degree in liberal arts
Height 1.83 m (6 feet tall)
Weight 93 kg (205 lbs)
Body Build/Type Athletic
Source of Wealth Playing professional football
Net Worth $30 million (estimated)
Position Safety
Famous For Considered one of the greatest safeties in NFL history

Edward Earl Reed Jr. professionally known by the name Ed Reed is a former American football safety. He played the majority of his playing career with the Baltimore Ravens of the NFL. He is considered one of the greatest safeties in NFL history. The Ravens drafted him in the first round of the 2002 NFL Draft. He has also played for the Houston Texans and New York Jets. He won Super Bowl XLVII with the Ravens. He played college football for the University of Miami. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2019. 

What is Ed Reed Famous for?

- Considered one of the greatest safeties in NFL history. 

- Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2019.

Ed Reed Career

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Where was Ed Reed born?

Ed Reed was born on 11 September 1978. His birth name is Edward Earl Reed Jr. His birth place is in St. Rose, Louisiana in the United States. He holds American nationality. He was born to a father, Edward Reed Sr. and a mother Karen Reed. His zodiac sign is Virgo. 

He attended Destrehan High School, where he was named the New Orleans Times-Picayune District Most Valuable Defensive Player. 

After high school, he received an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Miami. He was a member of the Hurricane's 2001 National Championship team. He holds the record for career interceptions with 21, career interception return yards with 389, and interceptions returned for touchdowns with 5. He was honored as the Big East Defensive Player of the Year in 2001 and was also named National Defensive Player of the Year by Football News. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in liberal arts in 2001. 

Ed Reed NFL

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NFL Career

The Baltimore Ravens selected him in the first round with 24th overall pick in the 2002 NFL Draft. He was the second safety drafted. 

He signed a five-year deal worth $6.18 million in August 2002. 

He made his career first professional debut in the season-opener against Carolina Panthers. 

He finished his rookie season with 85 combined tackles (71 solo), 12 pass deflections, 5 interceptions, and 1 sack.

He was named to the NFL All-Rookie Team. 

He finished the 2003 season with 71 combined tackles (59 solo), 16 pass deflections, 7 interceptions, 3 touchdowns, and 1 sack. 

He finished the 2004 season with 76 combined tackles (62 solo), 8 pass deflections, 9 interceptions, 3 forced fumbles, and 2 sacks. 

He was named as a First-Team All-Pro for the first time. 

Associated Press named him the NFL Defensive Player of the Year. 

He finished the 2005 season with 37 combined tackles (33 solo), 9 pass defensed, and 1 interception. He missed 6 games due to an ankle injury. 

He signed a 6-year contract extension with the Ravens worth $40 million including $15 million signing bonus in June 2007.

Ed Reed Teams

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He finished the 2006 season with 59 combined tackles (51 solo), 9 pass deflections, 5 interceptions, 1 forced fumble, and 1 touchdown. 

He finished the 2007 season with 39 combined tackles (29 solo), 13 pass deflections, and 7 interceptions. 

He also served as a backup punt returner with 10 punt returns for 94-yards and 1 touchdown in 2007.

He tied the Pro Bowl record with 2 interceptions in the 2008 Pro Bowl.

He finished the 2008 season with 41 combined tackles (34 solo), 16 pass deflections, 9 interceptions, 2 touchdowns, 1 sack, and 1 forced fumble.

The Ravens reached the AFC Championship in 2008 but lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers. 

He finished the 2009 season with 50 combined tackles (42 solo), 5 pass deflections, 3 interceptions, 3 forced fumbles, and 1 touchdown. 

He was selected to the Sporting News's Team of the Decade (2000s). 

He was also named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame All-Decade Team for the 2000s. 

He underwent hip surgery during the offseason. He was placed in the Raven's physically unable to perform list. 

He finished the 2010 season with 37 combined tackles (30 solo), 16 pass deflections, 8 interceptions. He missed 6 games due to preseason surgery. 

Ed Reed Stats

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He finished the 2011 season with 52 combined tackles (44 solo), 8 pass deflections, 3 interceptions, and 1 sack. 

The Ravens lost to the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game. 

He finished the 2012 season with 58 combined tackles (45 solo), 16 pass deflections, 4 interceptions, and 1 touchdown. 

The Ravens won the Super Bowl XLVII defeating the San Francisco 49ers, where he recorded 5 solo tackles, 1 1 pass deflection, and 1 interception. 

His contract at the Ravens expired after the end of 2012 season. He became a free agent. 

He signed a 3-year contract worth $15 million with $5 million guaranteed with the Houston Texans in March 2013. 

He underwent arthroscopic surgery in his hip during the 2013 offseason. 

He made his Texans debut against his former team Ravens on 22 September 2013. 

He posted 16 tackles, no interceptions, no forced fumbles, and no pass defensed through 7 games for the Texans. 

The Texans released him in November 2013. 

He signed with the New York Jets in November 2013. 

He finished the 2013 season for Jets with 22 tackles, 4 passes defensed, and 3 interceptions in 7 games. 

He spent the entire 2014 season out of football. 

He announced his retirement from football on 6 May 2015. 

He signed a one-day contract with the Ravens and officially retired on 7 May 2015. 

Career highlights

Super Bowl champion (XLVII)

9 times Pro Bowl (2003, 2004, 2006–2012)

5 times First-team All-Pro (2004, 2006–2008, 2010)

3 times Second-team All-Pro (2003, 2009, 2011)

NFL Defensive Player of the Year (2004)

3 times NFL interceptions leader (2004, 2008, 2010)

NFL 2000s All-Decade Team

Baltimore Ravens Ring of Honor

2019 Pro Football Hall of Fame class

BCS national champion (2001)

Co-Big East Defensive Player of the Year (2001)

2 Consensus All-American (2000, 2001)

NFL records

Tied-most playoff career interceptions (9)

Longest Interception Return (107 yards) *Touchdown

Most interception return yards, career (1,590 yards)

Tied-most career blocked punts returned for touchdowns (3)

First-person in NFL history to return an interception, punt, blocked punt, and fumble for a touchdown 

Most multi-interception games, career (12)

Ravens franchise records

Most career interceptions (61)

Most career interception return yards (1,541)

Most career interception return touchdowns (7)

Most passes defended (137)

Most interception-return yards in a single game (150)

Coaching Career

The Buffalo Bills hired Reed as an assistant defensive backs coach in January 2016. 

He was not retained as an assistant coach for the 2017 season. 

How Tall is Ed Reed?

Ed Reed stands at a height of 1.83 m i.e. 6 feet tall. He has a body weight of 205 lbs i.e. 93 kg. He has an athletic body build. 

What is Ed Reed Net Worth?

Ed Reed is a retired American football player. He is considered one of the greatest safeties in NFL history. He earned playing professional football, having spent most of his career with the Ravens. His net worth is estimated at $30 million. 

Did You Know?

  • He also excelled at basketball, baseball, and track & field at high school.
  • He was a Big East champion in the javelin in college.
  • He was a finalist for the Him Thorpe Award.
  • He was inducted into the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame in March 2012.
  • He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in January 2018.
  • He lost his brother in a drowning accident.

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