Ed Reed

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
1 7-9-0 43.75% 0-0 0.00%


Career Summary

Ed Reed was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) during the 2016 season as the assistant defensive backs coach of the Buffalo Bills. During his lone season in the NFL the Bills went 7-9-0.

Reed was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2019 after his playing career.

Playing Career

He was drafted in the first round with the twenty-fourth pick in the 2002 draft to play free safety for the Ravens.

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Playing Career

College Career: University of Miami

Reed began his college career in 1997 at Miami by redshirting his first season. In 1998, Reed emerged as a major contributor on the Hurricanes defense as he finished third on the team in tackles, second on pass-breakups, and led the team in forced fumbles en route to being named a Freshman All-American. 1999 saw his stats regress slightly but he was still named to the All-Big East second team as he led the team's secondary with 11 tackles for a loss. Reed was a consensus first-team All-American in 2000 and 2001 and he intercepted 17 passes over his final two seasons. In addition to the All-American awards, his senior season he was named a finalist for the Jim Thorpe award (top defensive back in the nation) and a semi-finalist for the Bronko Nagurski award (best defensive player in the nation), while being name Big East Co-Defensive Player of the Year. Reed capped his college career with nine tackles in the national championship game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers as Miami won their fifth national championship.

NFL Career

Baltimore Ravens

In 2002 Reed was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens 24th overall to help solidify a defense that lost three starters from the previous season. He immediately won the starting strong safety position for the Ravens, and in his second season he was selected for the 2003 Pro Bowl when he tied for fourth in the league in interceptions. He broke out the following season with the best season of his career. In 2004 he led the league in interceptions and set the NFL record for longest interception return with a 106-yard return en route to NFL Defensive Player of the Year. He also posted career highs in passes defended and interception return yardage. In 2006 he moved from Strong Safety to Free safety and his career blossomed. From 2006 until 2011, he was named to the All-Pro first-team four times and second-team twice as he led the league twice more in interceptions.

Overall, his tenure with the Ravens was incredibly successful. He was named to nine Pro Bowls, including his final seven seasons with the team. In addition, the Ravens won the 2012 Super Bowl in his final season with the Ravens.

Houston Texans

After 11 seasons in the league, Reed signed a free agent contract with the Houston Texans. He was limited during the offseason training camps due to a hip injury, and ten weeks into his Texans career he was released by the team. In seven games he only made 16 tackles and no interceptions and no passes defended.

New York Jets

After his release from the Texans, he signed with the New York Jets and rejoined his former Ravens defensive coordinator, now Jets head coach, Rex Ryan. Having the prior knowledge of Ryan's system allowed Reed to enter the starting lineup in his first game with the Jets. In the last seven games of the season, Reed intercepted three passes. After the 2013 season, Reed retired from the NFL.

Coaching Career

Buffalo Bills

In 2016, Reed began his coaching career as an assistant defensive backs coach under his former coach Rex Ryan for the Buffalo Bills.


Year Position Record Playoff record
2016 Buffalo Bills Assistant Defensive Backs Coach 7-9-0 0-0

Coach history guide

Seasons with a championship win Seasons with a conference championship

Coach facts

  • AP Defensive Player of the Year: 2004
  • Past teams coached for: Buffalo Bills
  • Draft: NFL Draft: 2002, Round 1, Pick 24