Ed Reed honored

Former NFL football standout Ed Reed, a St. Rose native, was honored recently by several members of the St. Charles community for his outstanding contributions to community projects.

The Destrehan High graduate was honored by DHS football coaches and players for sponsoring the annual Ed Reed football camp, the annual high school football jamboree and for his donations for the renovation of the Wildcats weight room. The school retired his No. 20 jersey.

He also was recognized by Dynasty Barber Shop for contributions for haircuts for children for back to school. Reed also was honored by Rise 2 Royalty Inc., a west St. Charles charity, for helping the group provide school supplies and belts for Luling Elementary students.

Reed recently joined the cast of Showtime's "Inside the NFL." He also was inducted into WGNO-TV Friday Night Football's Hall of Fame.

Reed, a safety, played college football for the University of Miami, where he was a two-time consensus All-American. He was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the first round of the 2002 NFL Draft and played 11 seasons for the Ravens before signing with the Texans, and later the Jets in 2013.

Reed's former football coach Stephen Robicheaux said, "It is through his exemplary example that we have learned lifelong lessons that continue to mold our idea of success."

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