Ed Reed

Safety

Ed Reed

12 Seasons
174 Games
2004 Defensive Player of the Year
2000s NFL All Decade Team
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12

Seasons

174

Games

2004

Defensive Player of the Year

2000s

NFL All Decade Team
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“Football is the ultimate team sport…color didn't matter to do the things we've done.  Not one player on the football field can do it without the other ten guys. There is no GOAT. There is no greatest of all players…It's impossible to say that. Stats don't matter.”

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(Miami - Florida)...5'11'', 200...Drafted 1st round (24th overall) in 2002 NFL Draft by Baltimore Ravens ... Exuded excellence on field ... quickly became one of the most accomplished safeties ... started all 16 games as rookie ... Named All-Pro six times ... 2004 NFL Defensive Player of the Year ... Born September 11, 1978 in St. Rose, Louisiana

BIO

Ed Reed Baltimore Ravens & Houston Texans & New York Jets

“Football is the ultimate team sport…color didn't matter to do the things we've done.  Not one player on the football field can do it without the other ten guys. There is no GOAT. There is no greatest of all players…It's impossible to say that. Stats don't matter.”

The Baltimore Ravens selected Ed Reed out of the University of Miami (Fla.) in the first round, 24th overall, of the 2002 NFL Draft. Over the next 12 seasons, Reed exuded excellence on the field and quickly became one of the most accomplished safeties in the league.

Reed started all 16 games during his rookie season and became a vital member of the Ravens’ dominant defense. In his first professional season, he logged 85 tackles (71 solo), five interceptions, 12 passes defensed, one sack and one fumble recovery. He led Baltimore in interceptions as a rookie and seven of his eleven seasons with the club.

From 2006-2012, Reed helped lead the Ravens defensive that was vital to four AFC North Division titles, three AFC championship game appearances and one Super Bowl championship.

While the Ravens fell short in both 2008 and 2011, in 2012 they blazed through the playoffs and defeated the New England Patriots 28-13 in the AFC championship. Baltimore then faced the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII where Reed contributed five tackles, one interception and one pass defensed during a 34-31 victory.

After 11 seasons with the Ravens, Reed was signed by the Houston Texans as a free agent before the 2013 season. He played in seven games with the Texans before finishing that season with the New York Jets. Reed still holds several Ravens team records, including most career interceptions (61), most interceptions in a season (9). He also tops the NFL’s record book for most career interception return yardage (1,590) and the two longest interception returns (107 and 106).

Reed not only posted remarkable stats on the field, he also received the Ravens Ed Block Courage Award in 2008.

In all, Reed played 174 career games and amassed a total of 643 tackles (531 solo), intercepted 64 passes which he returned for 1,590 yards and 7 touchdowns, recorded 6 sacks, and made 13 fumble recoveries.

A nine-time Pro Bowler, Reed was named All-Pro six times and the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2004. Reed was also named to the NFL All-Decade Team of the 2000s.

STATS

Ed Reed's Stats

       

Interceptions

 

Sacks

Year

Team

G

No.

Yds.

Avg.

TD

PD

No.

2002

Baltimore

16

5

167

33.0

0

12

1.0

2003

Baltimore

16

7

132

19.0

1

16

1.0

2004

Baltimore

16

9

358

40.0

1

17

2.0

2005

Baltimore

10

1

23

23.0

0

9

0.0

2006

Baltimore

16

5

70

14.0

1

9

0.0

2007

Baltimore

16

7

130

19.0

0

13

0.0

2008

Baltimore

16

9

264

29.0

2

16

1.0

2009

Baltimore

12

3

111

37.0

1

5

0.0

2010

Baltimore

10

8

183

23.0

0

16

0.0

2011

Baltimore

16

3

25

8.0

0

8

1.0

2012

Baltimore

16

4

78

20.0

1

15

0.0

2013

N.Y. Jets

7

3

49

16.0

0

4

0.0

2013

Houston

7

0

0

0.0

0

0

0.0

Career Total

174

64

1590

25.0

7

140

6.0

 

Additional Career Statistics:

Punt Returns: 30-205; Fumble Recovery for TD: 3; Safeties: 1



CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES

Ed Reed's Championship Games

Championship Games

 

2008 AFC – Pittsburgh Steelers 23, Baltimore Ravens 14

Reed started at free safety. He had 2 tackles and 1 pass defensed.

 

2011 AFC – New England Patriots 23, Baltimore Ravens 20

Reed started at free safety. He had 3 tackles, 1 assist and 2 passes defensed.

 

2012 AFC – Baltimore Ravens 28, New England Patriots 13

Reed started at free safety. He had 2 tackles

 

Super Bowls

 

Super Bowl XLVII – Baltimore Ravens 34, San Francisco 49ers 31

Reed started at free safety. He had 5 tackles, 1 interception returned for 6 yards and 1 pass defensed.



CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Ed Reed's Career Highlights

All-League Teams

           

All-Pro: 2003 (PFWA, SN)  ·  2004 (AP, PFWA, SN)  ·  2006 (AP, PFWA, SN)  · 

   2007 (AP, PFWA, SN, US)  ·  2008 (AP, PFWA, SN)  ·  2010 (AP, PFWA, SN) 

 

All-Pro Second Team: 2003 (AP) ·  2009 (AP)  ·  2011 (AP)        

 

All-AFC: 2003 (PW)  ·  2004 (PW)  ·  2006 (PW)  ·  2007 (PW) ·  2008 (PW) ·  2010 (PW)  · 

               2011 (PW)  

 

Pro Bowls

(9) – 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009* 2010*, 2011*, 2012*, 2013*

 

* Did not play

           

In the NFL Record Book (at time of his retirement following 2013 season)

  • [1st] Most Interception Return Yardage, Career – 1,590
  • [1st] Longest Interception Return – 107 (vs. Philadelphia, Nov. 23, 2008)
  • [Tied for 1st] Most Seasons Leading League in Interceptions – 3 (2004, 2008, 2010)
  • [2nd] Most Interception Return Yardage, Season – 358 (2004)
  • [2nd] Longest Interception Return – 106 (vs. Cleveland, Nov. 7, 2004)
  • [Tied for 2nd] Most Seasons Leading League in Interception Yardage – 2 (2004, 2010)

 

Postseason Records

  • [Tied for 1st] Most Interceptions, Career – 9
  • [Tied for 2nd] Most Consecutive Games with an Interception – 3 (2006, 2008)

 

Pro Bowl Records

  •  [Tied for 1st] Most Interceptions, Game – 2

 

Team Records

Ravens records held by Reed

            (Records through the 2012 season, Reed’s final season with Baltimore)

  • [1st] Most Interceptions, Career – 61
  • [1st] Most Interceptions, Season – 9 (2004, 2008)
  • [1st] Most Interception Return Yardage, Career – 1,541
  • [1st] Most Interception Return Yardage, Season – 358 (2004)
  • [1st] Most Interception Return Yardage, Game – 150 (vs. Philadelphia, Nov. 23, 2008)
  • [1st] Longest Interception Return – 107t (vs. Philadelphia, Nov. 23, 2008)
  • [1st] Most Interception Return TDs, Career – 7
  • [Tied for 1st] Most Interception Return TDs, Season – 2 (2008)
  • [2nd] Highest Interception Return Average, Career – 25.3
  • [2nd] Most Interceptions, Season – 8 (2010)
  • [2nd] Most Interception Return Yardage, Season – 264 (2008)
  • [2nd] Most Interception Return Yardage, Game – 106 (vs. Cleveland, Nov. 7, 2004)
  • [2nd] Longest Interception Return – 106t (vs. Cleveland, Nov. 7, 2004)
  • [2nd] Most Opponents Fumbles Recovered for a TD, Career – 2
  • [Tied for 2nd] Most Safeties, Career – 1
  • [Tied for 2nd] Most Safeties, Season – 1 (2006)
  • [Tied for 2nd] Most Opponents Fumbles Recovered for a TD, Season – 1 (2004, 2008)
  • [3rd] Most Interceptions, Season – 7 (2003, 2007)
  • [3rd] Most Opponents Fumbles Recovered, Career – 10
  • [4th] Most Games Played, Career – 160
  • [4th] Most Interception Return Yardage, Season – 183 (2010)
  • [4th] Most Tackles, Career – 661
  • [Tied for 4th] Most Seasons – 11
  • [5th] Longest Fumble Return – 32 (at Pittsburgh, Dec. 24, 2006)

 

Postseason Records

  • [1st] Most Interceptions, Career – 9
  • [1st] Longest Interception Return – 64t (at Miami, Jan. 4, 2009)
  • [1st] Most Interception Return Yardage, Career – 168
  • [1st] Most Interception Return Yardage, Game – 76 (at Miami, Jan. 4, 2009)
  • [Tied for 1st] Most Interceptions, Game – 2 (vs. Indianapolis, Jan. 13, 2007; at Miami, Jan. 4, 2009)
  • [Tied for 1st] Most Interception Return TDs, Career – 1
  • [2nd] Most Games, Career – 15
  • [2nd] Most Interception Return Yardage, Game – 67 (Dawan Landry, 42-yard INT & 25-yard lateral from Ed Reed at New England, Jan. 10, 2010)
  • [2nd] Highest Interception Return Average, Career – 18.7
  • [4th] Most Tackles, Career – 50

 

League/Team Statistical Titles

 

NFL Statistical Championships

Interceptions Titles: 2004, 2008, 2010

 

AFC Statistical Championships

Interceptions Titles: 2003, 2004, 2008, 2010

 

Team Statistical Championships

Interceptions Titles: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012

                                                                                                                                                           

Awards and Honors

  • NFL All-Decade Team of 2000s
  • 2004 Defensive Player of the Year (AP, Football Digest)
  • 2004 Defensive Most Valuable Player (PW)
  • 2004 NFL Player of the Month – November
  • 2008 Ed Block Courage Award
  • 2008 NFL Player of the Month – December
  • 2010 NFL Player of the Month – December

 

Year-by-Year Team Records

2002     Baltimore Ravens................ 7-9-0   (3rd)
2003     Baltimore Ravens............. 10-6-0   (1st)
2004     Baltimore Ravens................ 9-7-0   (2nd)
2005     Baltimore Ravens............... 6-10-0   (3rd)
2006     Baltimore Ravens............. 13-3-0   (1st)
2007     Baltimore Ravens............... 5-11-0   (4th)
2008     Baltimore Ravens............. 11-5-0   (2nd)
2009     Baltimore Ravens............... 9-7-0   (2nd)
2010     Baltimore Ravens............. 12-4-0   (2nd)
2011     Baltimore Ravens............. 12-4-0   (1st)
2012     Baltimore Ravens............. 10-6-0   (1st)
2013     Houston Texans................ 2-14-0   (4th)
2013     N.Y Jets............................. 8-8-0   (2nd)

(Division Finish in Parentheses)

Qualified for Postseason in Bold

CAREER CAPSULE

Ed Reed's Career Capsule

Full Name: Edward Earl Reed, Jr.

Birthdate: September 11, 1978

Birthplace: St. Rose, Louisiana

High School: Destrehan (LA)

Pro Career: 12 seasons, 174 games

Drafted: 1st round (24th player overall) in 2002 by Baltimore Ravens