Ed Reed revisits Destrehan High, gives heavily to community

Sometimes its good to get back to your roots.

And the roots-- in this case, Destrehan High School, appreciate it.

St. Rose native and former NFL great Ed Reed returned to his alma mater recently as part of the NFL's Super Bowl High School Honor Roll initiative.

The initiative encourages all players who appeared in a Super Bowl game return to their alma mater.

Reed didn't come empty handed. He presented the school with a Wilson gold commemorative football. The future Hall of Famer helped lead the Baltimore Ravens to a 34-31 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl  XLVII.

Reed made his ninth post season interception in that bowl.

But memories of being back at Destrehan High also evoke emotion.

"Being back at Wildcat Stadium is an awesome thing," he said as he checked out the upgraded field house and the weight room.

Reed was enthused as he watched the current team play, adding that he saw future NFL players on the field.

Reed has always given to his community and his alma mater. He has done so much that many programs are attached to his name.

Even the River Parishes football Jamboree is called the Ed Reed Jamboree.

Then there's an Ed Reed Football Camp, an Ed Reed Golf Tournament along with the Ed Reed Foundation-- a community service outlet for youths.

While he was in Baltimore he held incentives for high school students in what proved to be a successful program according to the locals.

Yes, this ex-footballer player shows that he truly cares for people of all sorts.  Truly his name will continue to become a household one as his foundation will erect a park near the area that he was raised.

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