Ed Reed is a former professional free safety. He played college football for the Miami Hurricanes, where he was a two-time consensus All-American. He was drafted by the Ravens in the first round of the 2002 NFL Draft.
Reed played for 11 seasons with them before playing with the Houston Texans and New York Jets in 2013. During his playing career, Reed was selected to nine total Pro Bowls, was the 2004 NFL Defensive Player of the Year (DPOY) Award winner, and set a then NFL record for the two longest interception returns. He holds the all-time NFL record for interception return yards, with 1,590, and postseason interceptions (9, tied with three other players). His 64 regular season interceptions ranked him 6th on the NFL's all-time leader list at the time of his retirement. Reed is considered to be one of the greatest safeties in NFL history, and was known for studying film to memorize opposing teams' tendencies, as well as his ability to lure quarterbacks into throwing interceptions.
Reed was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2019. In 2016, Reed worked as an assistant defensive backs coach for the Buffalo Bills. In 2020, he was hired by the University of Miami, his alma mater, to serve as their football team's chief of staff, an advisory role to head coach Manny Diaz.