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Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday … Ed Reed

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Ed Reed

One of the NFL ballhawks Ed Reed, called it a career recently retiring as a Baltimore Raven, so it seemed like a good idea to do a Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday on the Ravens Ed Reed, Jamal Lewis and Ray Lewis.

He was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the first round of the 2002 NFL Draft and played eleven seasons for the Ravens before signing with the Texans, and later the Jets in 2013. He finished his career with the Baltimore Ravens, signing a one day contract on May 7th, 2015

During his career, Reed was selected to nine total Pro Bowls, was the 2004 NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award winner, and has an NFL record for the two longest interception returns (106 yards in 2004 and 108 yards in 2008). He also holds the all-time NFL record for interception return yards, currently with 1,590, and postseason interceptions (9, tied with three other players). Reed is considered to be one of the greatest safeties in NFL history, and was often referred to as a “ball hawk” during his prime. Reed was best known for studying film to memorize opposing teams’ tendencies, as well as his ability to lure quarterbacks into throwing interceptions.

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday salutes …Ed Reed.

Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 643
Interceptions: 64
INT return yards: 1,590
Touchdowns: 13
Forced fumbles: 11

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