Ed Reed (born September 11, 1978 in St. Rose, Louisiana) is an American football player who currently plays strong safety for the Baltimore Ravens of the NFL. He is considered one of the most dominant safeties currently playing in the NFL, and is often referred to as a 'play-maker'.
In 2004, Reed was named the NFL Defensive Player of the Year by the Associated Press a season where he set NFL Records for longest interception (106) and most interception return yardage (358). He finished the year with 9 interceptions.
Reed attended the University of Miami, where he was a standout defensive player on the 2001 National Championship team.
Preceded by: Ray Lewis NFL Defensive Player of the Year 2004 Succeeded by: Brian Urlacher