NFL Hall of Famer and UM Legend Ed Reed is headed back to his alma mater.
Reed has been hired as the Chief of Staff by the University of Miami Football program, as the deal was finalized on Thursday.
WHAT DOES REED BRING?
Reed will advise Diaz in all aspects of the program, including strategic planning, quality control, operations, player evaluation, and player development. According to the University of Miami’s Press Release.
Reed will also provide assistance in team building, student-athlete mentorship and recruiting, as permissible under NCAA rules.
A native of Destrahan, Louisiana, Reed played strong safety for the Hurricanes from 1997-2001, leading UM to a 23-1 record over his last two seasons, including the 2001 championship.
Reed was apart of the greatest college football team of all time, as he led the nation that season with nine interceptions and was named the 2001 Co-BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year.
Reed set Miami school records for career interceptions (21) and interception return yards (369).
Reed was a leader on and off the field, prioritizing winning and winning with swag. Reed looks to bring back the Hurricanes winning ways.
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Reed went on to be the 24th overall pick of the 2002 draft, to the Baltimore Ravens. In 11 years for the Ravens, Reed was a nine time Pro-Bowler and six time All-Pro. Reed helped the Ravens beat the San Francisco 49ers, 34-31 in Super Bowl XLVII.
Reed ended his NFL career with 643 total tackles, 64 interceptions, seven interception returns for touchdowns, six sacks, 13 fumble recoveries and 139 passes defensed. He holds the Ravens’ franchise records for career interceptions (61), interception return yards (1,541), interceptions returned for touchdowns (7) and passes defensed (135). He holds NFL records for longest interception return (107 yards), career interception return yards (1,590) and career multi-interception games (12). Reed is tied for most career playoff interceptions (9) and most blocked punts returned for touchdowns (3) in NFL history.Hurricanes Press Release
Reed was inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2019. Since retiring, Reed has wanted to give back to the community, just like they did to him. Reed has also been extremely involved with his Alma Mater, leading to the new job.
How can’t you be excited? The greatest safety in UM history is joining the staff, as the Chief of Staff.
Prior to this, former Hurricane Fullback and Browns VP of Player Personnel, Alonzo Highsmith was reported to be interested in the job. However, that never worked out.
Adding Ed Reed is going to add a lot of respect to the locker room. All the young guys will automatically respect the presence of the Ed Reed.
The U struggled will maturity and locker room issues last season, so having Reed involved now will most definitely assist to the proper running of the program.