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NFL Hall of Famer follows Deion Sanders’ footsteps, named head coach at one other HBCU

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Bethune-Cookman University shot for the celebs and got their guy to guide their football team next season.

Hall of Fame safety Ed Reed has been hired because the Wildcats’ next head coach, the HBCU announced on Tuesday.

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Ed Reed #20 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates after the Ravens won 34-31 against the San Francisco 49ers during Super Bowl XLVII on the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013 in Recent Orleans, Louisiana.  
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The news comes a couple of weeks after fellow Hall of Famer Deion Sanders jumped ship to the University of Colorado after three seasons at Jackson State.

Reed, 44, spent 11 seasons with the Baltimore Ravens and split the 2013 season with the Houston Texans in Recent York Jets.

He was the NFL Defensive Player of the 12 months in 2004 and won Super Bowl XLVII with Baltimore in 2013. He led the NFL in interceptions thrice, and his 1,590 return yards on interceptions are probably the most in NFL history.

Ed Reed #20 of the Baltimore Ravens gestures on the field in the second half against the San Francisco 49ers during Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  

Ed Reed #20 of the Baltimore Ravens gestures on the sphere within the second half against the San Francisco 49ers during Super Bowl XLVII on the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013 in Recent Orleans, Louisiana.  
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During his NFL profession, he made nine Pro Bowls and was a First-team All-Pro five times. He’s a member of the 2000s All-Decade Team and was named to the NFL a centesimal Anniversary All-Time Team in 2019. He was the twenty fourth collection of the 2002 NFL Draft.

Reed won the National Championship with the Miami Hurricanes in 2001, a squad widely thought to be top-of-the-line teams ever, if not the very best. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2018.

Over 31 players who played for the Daytona Beach, Fla. university made it to the NFL, including Hall of Fame guard Larry Little.

Football: Baltimore Ravens Ed Reed (20) in action, making interception vs New York Giants Amani Toomer (81), Baltimore, MD 12/12/2004  

Football: Baltimore Ravens Ed Reed (20) in motion, making interception vs Recent York Giants Amani Toomer (81), Baltimore, MD 12/12/2004  
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Reed will replace Terry Sims, who spent the previous eight seasons with the Wildcats and was fired in November.

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