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2. Ed Reed
You can’t think of ballhawks in the 2000s without thinking of the name, Ed Reed. The cerebral Safety seems to know what the Quarterback was going to do before he did and it was no fluke that three times he would lead the National Football League in Interceptions.

A former AP Defensive Player of the Year, Reed is the leader with the most Interception Return Yards and holds every worthwhile Defensive Back record in Ravens history.

Can you imagine being a nine-time Pro Bowler and a five-time First Team All-Pro and only being the second-best player on your team’s defense? No wonder the Raven’s D was feared for years! 

Reed entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2019, and he was also a member of the 2000s All-Decade and 100th Anniversary Team.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Safety
  • Acquired: Drafted in the 1st Round, 26th Pick, 4/20/02.
  • Departed: Signed with the Houston Texans 3/22/13.
  • Games Played: 160
  • Notable Statistics: 159 Games Started
    64 Interceptions
    1,590 Interception Return Yards
    7 Interception Return Touchdowns
    11 Forced Fumbles
    13 Fumble Recoveries
    152 Fumble Recovery Yards
    2 Fumble Recovery Touchdowns
    6.0 Quarterback Sacks
    605 Combined Tackles
    504 Solo Tackles
    101 Assisted Tackles
    32 Tackles for Loss
    30 Punt Returns
    205 Punt Return Yards
    1 Punt Return Touchdown
    133 Approximate Value
  • College: Southern Mississippi
  • Major Accolades and Awards: Super Bowl Champion XLVII
    AP Defensive Player of the Year (2004)
    First Team All-Pro (2004, 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2010)
    Second Team All-Pro (2003, 2009 & 2011)
    Pro Bowl (2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012)
    NFL Alumni Defensive Back of the Year (2004 & 2008)
    Most Interceptions (2004, 2008 & 2010)
    Most Interception Return Yards (2004 & 2010)
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