Ed Reed: The Best Safety in NFL History?

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Published: March 10, 2009

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... some kind of defensive takeaway each game. Since being drafted in 2002, he has made five Pro Bowls, won the Defensive Player of the Year once, has 43 interceptions and has scored 11 touchdowns.

Is he the greatest safety in the history of the NFL?

Reed, 30, was born in St. Rose, Louisiana. Reed showed his athleticism at Destrehan High School. As a senior, he had 83 tackles and 12 passes deflected while also seeing action as a running back and quarterback.

Oh by the way, he was an All-District pitcher and also lettered in basketball, track and javelin. Reed earned a scholarship to the University of Miami.

For Miami, he was phenomenal. He had 21 interceptions, a school record, and also blocked four punts. Reed was especially dominant in 2001, when he led the Hurricanes to a National Championship while totaling nine interceptions and 209 return yards.

His dominant 2001 season launched him to the late first round, where the Ravens snatched him with th...

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