Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Happy Birthday Ed Reed
Happy 29th birthday to former University of Miami safety Ed Reed. Reed, who currently plays for the Baltimore Ravens, was a 2-time All American and a 4-year starter for the Canes from 1998-2001. He was the defensive captain on the 2001 national championship team.
A native of St. Rose, Louisiana, Reed intercepted a UM record 21 passes in his career and returned 5 of them for touchdowns. His most memorable play came when he converted a Boston College turnover into a long touchdown, preserving a UM victory that helped keep the Canes unbeaten in 2001. Reed was also a member of the UM track team and was a Big East champion in the javelin. He was a Louisiana state champ in the javelin at Destrehan High School in the New Orleans area.
Reed was the Ravens first round pick in 2002 and has been one of the NFL's best safeties since his arrival in the league. In 2004, he was named NFL Defensive Player of the Year and is a 3 time Pro Bowl selection.