The greatest safety in the history of the NFL is now on track to receive what he’s earned: a gold jacket. Earlier today, the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced their official modern-era nomination list, consisting of 102 players.
BREAKING: The Modern-Era nominees for the Class of 2019 has been released. The list is comprised of 102 players and coaches. Among the group announced are four first-year eligible players. #PFHOF19— Pro Football Hall of Fame (@ProFootballHOF) September 13, 2018
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Reed is not the only first-ballot candidate; he is joined by TE Tony Gonzalez, CB Champ Bailey and LB London Fletcher.
Though we’ve witnessed first-ballot snubs before, under every timeline possible, Reed still makes it in. This is all a formality.
Awards & Achievements
- Super Bowl Champion (XLVII)
- 9x Pro Bowl (2003,2004, 2006-2012)
- 5x First-team All-Pro (2004, 2006-2008, 2010)
- 3x Second-team All-Pro (2003, 2009, 2011)
- NFL Defensive Player of the Year (2004)
- 3x NFL interceptions leader (2004,2008, 2010)
- NFL 2000’s All-Decade Team
- Interceptions: 64 (7th all-time)
- Interception return yards: 1,590 (1st all-time)
- Interceptions returned for touchdowns: 7 (tied for 11th all-time)
- NFL record: Longest interception returned for touchdown: 106 yards (2004)
- NFL record: Longest interception returned for a touchdown: 107 yards (2008)
- Tackles: 643
- Forced Fumbles: 11
- Passes defended: 141
- Games Played: 174 (160 with Baltimore, 7 with the Houston Texans, 7 with the NY Jets)
- Playoff Games Played: 15 (All with Baltimore)