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Full Name: Edward Earl Reed Primary Position: DB
Height/Weight: 5' 11"/205 College: University of Miami
Birthdate: September 11, 1978 High School: Destrehan (St. Rose, LA)
Birthplace: St. Rose, Louisiana
Pro Experience: 5 years


Biography

Ed Reed re-signed with the Ravens (7-year contract) on 7/7/06...Was picked with the 24th-overall selection in the 1st round of the 2002 NFL Draft...Reed was the 4th DB taken in the 1st round (behind Quentin Jammer - San Diego, Roy Williams - Dallas and Phillip Buchanon - Oakland) and the 2nd safety picked overall…Reed, along with Bryant McKinnie, Jeremy Shockey, Buchanon and Mike Rumph, tied an NFL record of 5 players selected in the 1st round from the same college (Miami)…In 1968, 5 players were selected in the 1st round out of the University of Southern California...Miami broke the record in 2004 with 6.

Three-time Pro Bowler and 2004 AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year in his 1st 5 NFL seasons...A dynamic playmaker, with great instincts and great knowledge of the game...Named to his 3rd Pro Bowl as a starter, named AP 1st-team All-Pro and PFW/PFWA All-NFL in 2006...Started all 16 regular season games for the 3rd time in his career...Finished the season with 66 tackles, 16 PD, 1 FF, 1 FR and 5 INTs, which he returned for 70 yards...Also scored a TD after Samari Rolle handed off an INT and raced 25 yards to the end zone...Also started and posted 2 tackles, tied for the team lead with 3 PD and tied a franchise record with a postseason career-high 2 INTs, helping hold Peyton Manning to a 39.6 QB rating in the Divisional Playoff game vs. Ind. (1/13/07)...Reed started 10 games in 2005, missing 6 with a severe high ankle sprain...Despite missing 6 games, Reed still managed to record 40 tackles (36 solo), 12 PD and 1 INT, despite teams consistently throwing away from him in 2005...Reed established himself as the premier defensive playmaker in the NFL, starting all 16 games at safety in 2004 while earning 1st-team All-Pro by AP, C&PFWA, Football Digest and All-Conference and All-NFL by PFW honors in 2004...Finished the season leading the NFL with a franchise-record 9 INTs, which he returned for an NFL-record 358 yards, breaking a 43-year old record (Charlie McNeil - 349 in 1961)...Reed returned an INT an NFL-record 106 yards for a TD (vs. Cle.)...He posted 89 tackles (80 solo), led the team with 17 PD, 3 FF, 2 sacks and 2 FRs (1 of which he returned for a TD) in 2004...Baltimore is 15-4 when Reed records an INT, and that included a 7-1 mark in 2004...With his INT vs. Miami (1/2/05), Reed took over sole possession of 1st place on the Ravens’ all-time INT list with 21...Named to his 1st Pro Bowl in 2003...Also earned AP 2nd-team All-Pro, Sports Illustrated All-Pro, Pro Football Weekly All-AFC team, Football Digest 2nd-team All-Pro and The Sporting News All-Pro honors...Saw action in all 16 regular season games, starting 15, plus 1 postseason contest in 2003...Led the team with 19 PD and tied a then-franchise record with 7 INTs, 1 of which he returned for a TD...Also blocked 2 punts, both of which he returned for TDs, the 2nd and 3rd of his career (tied DB Tom Flynn for the most blocked punt returns for TDs in a career in NFL history since the merger in 1970)...Finished 5th on the team with 92 tackles (77 solo), 1 sack and 1 FF...Reed burst on the scene as a rookie, starting all 16 games in 2002...Named to the Pro Football Weekly All-Rookie team in 2002 after finishing 4th on the team with 86 tackles (69 solo)...Led the team with 5 INTs (returned for 167 yards) and had 13 PD, 1 sack, 1 FF and 1 FR...Also proved his versatility on special teams, posting 8 tackles and blocked the 1st punt in Ravens franchise history...Added a 2nd blocked punt, which he returned for a TD (1st in team history)...Was the 1st safety and 3rd DB selected in the 1st round in Ravens history (Duane Starks, 1998 and Chris McAlister, 1999).

Scouting Report

Statistics

Interception Stats

year team league games INT YDS LNG TD
2002 BAL NFL 16 5 167 59 0
2003 BAL NFL 16 7 132 54t 1
2004 BAL NFL 16 9 358 106t 1
2005 BAL NFL 10 1 23 23 0
2006 BAL NFL 16 5 70 37 1
5 year NFL career 74 27 750 0 3

Sack/Safety Stats

year team league games SK SFY
2002 BAL NFL 16 1 0
2003 BAL NFL 16 1 0
2004 BAL NFL 16 2 0
2005 BAL NFL 10 0 0
2006 BAL NFL 16 0 1
5 year NFL career 74 4 1

Punt Return Stats

year team league games RET YDS AVG FC LNG TD
2002 BAL NFL 16 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 BAL NFL 16 5 33 6.6 3 19 0
2004 BAL NFL 16 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 BAL NFL 10 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 BAL NFL 16 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 year NFL career 74 5 33 6.6 3 0 0

Fumble Recovery Stats

year team league games TOT OWR OPR YDS TD
2002 BAL NFL 16 1 0 0 0 0
2003 BAL NFL 16 1 0 0 0 0
2004 BAL NFL 16 1 0 2 44 1
2005 BAL NFL 10 0 0 0 0 0
2006 BAL NFL 16 0 0 0 0 0
5 year NFL career 74 3 0 2 44 1

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Awards

  • Won the AP Defensive Player of the Year in 2004

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