The National Football Foundation announced it’s 2018 College Football Hall of Fame class on Monday morning, and arguably the most dominant safety of this century is now immortalized.
Ed Reed, a two time All American and 2001 National Champion at the University of Miami, was an automatic choice to get in; it was simply a matter of when the call would come.
Reed had 21 career interceptions, four returned for TDs in his four years, which are both still Miami and former Big East Conference all time records. He was also the Big East Co-Defensive Player of the Year in that 2001 season that ended with them destroying Nebraska in the Rose Bowl for the BCS Title.
Reed joins a 2018 Hall Class of players that includes the likes of: Quarterback Kerry Collins of Penn State, Wide Receiver Calvin Johnson of Georgia Tech, and Defensive Back Charles Woodson of Michigan among others. Also, former long time Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer and former Texas coach Mack Brown were among three coaches to get the call Monday to go into the College Football Hall of Fame on Monday morning.
The 2018 class will be officially inducted at the National Football Foundation Dinner in New York City in December and their busts, memorabilia, etc. will be forever placed in the College Football Hall of Fame afterwards.
Back to Reed. He went on to a very successful NFL career, as a former #1 pick of the Baltimore Ravens. He made nine Pro Bowls in his career that spanned 11 seasons, won the Super Bowl with the Ravens, is in their “Ring of Honor,” and was named to the NFL’s “All Decade Team” of the 2000’s, as one of the two safeties. And he has a legitimate case for Pro Football Hall of Fame consideration.
Reed is also, already in the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame, as well as their “Ring of Honor.” And, he is now the seventh Hurricane to get the ultimate honor of College Football Hall of Fame recognition.
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