ANDRE REED – PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME – NFL PLAYER
From Allentown,PA to Division II Kutztown college, Andre Reed has had a legendary career to say the least. Reed played for 16 NFL seasons, 15 with the Buffalo Bills (1985–1999) and one with the Washington Redskins in 2000 when he retired. After being eligible for eight years, Reed was selected for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2014.
Reed ranks twelfth in NFL history in total career receptions with 951.In 2009, Reed was elected to the Buffalo Bills 50th Season All-Time Team.
In his four Super Bowls, Reed recorded 27 receptions, the second most total career Super Bowl receptions in NFL history. His 323 total Super Bowl receiving yards are the third most in Super Bowl history. Reed ranks near the top in nearly all NFL career statistical receiving categories. He went over 1000 yards four times in a 16-year career, is tenth in NFL history in total career receptions with 951 ninth in NFL history in total career receiving yards with 13,198. Reed is also eleventh in NFL history in total career touchdown receptions with 87.
He also rushed for 500 yards and a touchdown on 75 carries. With the Bills, Reed played in four consecutive Super Bowls (1991–1994) and was selected to the Pro Bowl in seven consecutive seasons (1988–1994).
Reed set season career highs with 90 receptions in 1994, ten touchdowns in 1991, and 1,312 receiving yards in 1989.
A tribute to his incredible physical durability, Reed played in 234 NFL games between 1985 and 2000, the 59th most games played by any player in NFL history, including players in less physically demanding positions, such as kickers and punters.
Off the field The Andre Reed Foundation https://andrereedfoundation.org/ was established in 2010 by retired NFL great to help underprivileged children reach their full potential and become responsible contributors to their communities. In 2017, the legend started a literacy program called, “Read 83: Reed-Ing Across America”. The program challenges youth to read 83 books for a chance to win a trip to an NFL game with him during the season. Through the program Andre hosts Reed-ing Rallies in NFL cities and inspires youth to realize reading is FUNdamental to ensuring a great future.