Edward Earl Reed, Jr. (born September 11, 1978) is an American football free safety for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Miami, where he was a two-time All-American. He was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens 24th overall in the 2002 NFL Draft, and has played his entire professional career for the Ravens. In his career, Reed has been selected to eight Pro Bowls, was the 2004 NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award winner, and has the NFL record for the two longest interception returns (106 yards in 2004 and 108 yards in 2008). He also holds the all time NFL record for interception return yards , currently at 1,506. He is considered one of the most dominant safeties currently playing in the NFL and is often referred to as a 'ball hawk.'
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