As Ed Reed prepares to take his place in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, teammates, friends and coaches from his Ravens, college and high school years reflect on the legacy of the legendary Ravens safety with their favorite memories and never-before-heard stories. 

Steve Bisciotti 
Courtesy of the Baltimore Ravens
Steve Bisciotti has been the majority owner of the Ravens since 2004.

Two tickets to paradise. That pops into my head when I think of Ed. Winning the Super Bowl was as important to him as any player we’ve had. That we could do it in New Orleans, his hometown, is amazing. He was so happy. We can all see him smiling, putting his son up on his shoulders, shouting out “Baltimore.” He was able to share that with his family and friends going back to grade-school days.

What I also think about is that the quarterback many believe is the best of all time would write number 20 on his wristband to remind him to know where Ed Reed was every play. Could there be a better compliment than that when you talk about Ed’s prowess on the field?

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Issue 255: June/July 2019


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