Ed ReedInducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2019, Super Bowl 47 Champion safety, Ed Reed was a two-time All-American college football star for the University of Miami, where he won a national Championship before he was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the first round of the 2002 NFL Draft. He played 12 NFL seasons, 11 with the Baltimore Ravens accumulating many accolades including: Defensive Player of the Year in 2004, nine-time Pro Bowler, and eight-time All-Pro. Ed is also a member of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame, the College Football Hall of Fame and the New Orleans sports Hall of Fame, The University of Miami Hall of Fame and the Florida Sports Hall of Fame.
Ed holds the NFL record for the two longest interception returns and the all-time record for interception return yards. He is considered one of the best to ever play, and certainly, one of the best safeties in the history of the sport, named to the NFL 100 All Time team and is currently Chief of Staff at his Alma mater.
Over the last 18 years, Ed has given back to Baltimore City through the L.O.R.D.S. program (Leadership, Order, Respect, Discipline, Success), now called R.E.E.D. (Respect. Educate. Empower. Dream.) which enables deserving children from the Booker T. Washington Middle School and chaperones to attend every Ravens regular season home game. Reed founded the Ed Reed “Eye of the Hurricane” Foundation which provides the needy families of Booker T and The Seed School of MD full Thanksgiving meals in their home, fitness days, and holiday gifts among other initiatives, including building a park in his hometown of St. Rose, Louisiana - Outside of New Orleans.
Ed’s impact off the field boils down to helping change communities by offering opportunities to those that might not have it otherwise. Children need an opportunity and an outlet and the Ed Reed Foundation aims to provide that thanks to the vision of its Founder.