Reed’s Hall call
Ravens legend takes special place in history Ravens fans celebrate safety’s enshrinement in Hall of Fame
CANTON, OHIO – The legend of Ed Reed continues to grow off the field as much as it grew on it.
That’s important in the state of Maryland, and maybe why it seemed more fans from Baltimore attended Saturday’s Pro Football Fame enshrinement ceremony than fans from other cities. The status of an iconic figure doesn’t die when he or she quits playing but elevates to a new level for years before leveling off.
Reed won’t be the best Raven to ever play.
CANTON, OHIO – Robert Johnson watched most of Ed Reed’s games from far-flung locations around the globe.
When Reed intercepted a pass in Super Bowl XLVII, his last game as a Raven, Johnson cheered in the pre-dawn hours on a military base in Kuwait.
But the Baltimore native retired from the U.S. Army three years ago, and he wasn’t about to miss the chance to celebrate in person Saturday as Reed became a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
“I couldn’t miss this one,” said Johnson, who traveled from his home in Alabama. “He put the city on his back like [Ray]
Ed Reed, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2019, takes a selfie with his bust on Saturday in Canton, Ohio.
Former Ravens safety Ed Reed speaks during the induction ceremony at the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday night.