“Football is the best team sport … shade didn’t matter to do the important things we have actually done. Not one player on the football area can do it without the other 10 men. There is no GOAT. There is no biggest of all gamers … It’s difficult to claim that. Statistics do not matter.”
The Baltimore Ravens picked Ed Reed out of the College of Miami (Fla.) in the preliminary, 24th generally, of the 2002 NFL Draft. Over the following 12 periods, Reed showed quality on the area and quickly turned into one of the most achieved safety and securities in the organization.
Reed began all 16 video games during his rookie period and also came to be a vital member of the Ravens’ dominant protection. In his initial specialist season, he logged 85 deals with (71 solo), 5 interceptions, 12 passes defensed, one sack as well as one fumble recuperation. He led Baltimore in interceptions as a novice and also seven of his eleven periods with the club.
From 2006-2012, Reed helped lead the Ravens defensive that was essential to four AFC North Department titles, three AFC national championship appearances and also one Super Bowl champion.
While the Ravens fell short in both 2008 as well as 2011, in 2012 they blazed via the playoffs and defeated the New England Patriots 28-13 in the AFC championship. Baltimore then dealt with the San Francisco 49ers in Super Dish XLVII where Reed contributed five takes on, one interception and also one pass defensed throughout a 34-31 success.
After 11 periods with the Ravens, Reed was signed by the Houston Texans as a freelance prior to the 2013 period. He played in 7 games with the Texans prior to ending up that period with the New york city Jets. Reed still holds several Ravens team documents, including most profession interceptions (61 ), most interceptions in a season (9 ). He also tops the NFL’s record publication for a lot of career interception return yardage (1,590) and also both longest interception returns (107 as well as 106).
Reed not just posted impressive statistics on the area, he likewise obtained the Ravens Ed Block Nerve Honor in 2008.
In all, Reed played 174 career games and also collected an overall of 643 takes on (531 solo), obstructed 64 passes which he returned for 1,590 lawns as well as 7 touchdowns, videotaped 6 sacks, and also made 13 fumble recuperations.
A nine-time Pro Bowler, Reed was named All-Pro six times and the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2004. Reed was additionally named to the NFL All-Decade Group of the 2000s.