Ed Reed is a former American football safety who spent the bulk of his career with the Baltimore Ravens. Ed was drafted by the Ravens in the first round of the 2002 NFL Draft and played 11 seasons for Baltimore, becoming one of the most accomplished safeties in the league.
Ed was selected to nine total Pro Bowls, recipient of the 2004 NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award, and holds an NFL record for the two longest interception returns (106 yards in 2004 and 107 yards in 2008).
With this string of accomplishments under his belt, Ed was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on August 3rd at the Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio.
During his speech, Ed thanked nearly everyone in his life from friends and loved ones, to teammates and barbers. With a theme centered around encouragement, he proclaimed, “Everyone has their own greatness and reaching your greatness depends on your environment and your structure — the company you keep — and your attitude. There will be good and bad, right and wrong. Your reaction, your choice, good or bad, has consequences that affects you and those around you. No matter what encourage those around you and yourself.”
We congratulate Ed on this monumental achievement and are looking forward to seeing where his pursuits will take him next.
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