Ed Reed, widely considered one of the best defensive backs of the last decade, makes his first full-time television appearance this season on INSIDE THE NFL. In college, Reed led the Miami Hurricanes to the 2001 National Championship. He was consensus first-team All-American in 2000 and unanimous first-team All-American in 2001. Also in 2001, Reed was named Big East Defensive Player of the Year and National Defensive Player of the Year by Football News.
As safety in the NFL, Reed holds the all-time record for interception return yards (1,590 yards) and postseason interceptions (9 interceptions). With the Baltimore Ravens, he won Super Bowl XLVII, making a key interception in that game. During his career, Reed was named Defensive Player of Year in 2004, was selected to nine Pro Bowls, designated All Pro eight times, and holds the NFL record for the two longest interception returns: 106 yards in 2004 and 108 yards in 2008. He has 64 total career regular season interceptions.
Reed is founder of the Ed Reed “Eye of the Hurricane” Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on improving and expanding the lives of the nation's youth.