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Ravens S Ed Reed officially nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Reed is one step closer to joining Jonathan Ogden and Ray Lewis in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Super Bowl XLVII - Baltimore Ravens v San Francisco 49ers

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.

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.

Ed Reed:

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

Career statistics:

  • 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)