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Ed Reed Joins University of Miami Football as Chief of Staff

Former S Ed Reed during the Ed Reed Parade in New Orleans, La.
Former S Ed Reed during the Ed Reed Parade in New Orleans, La.

Already a legend at the University of Miami, Ed Reed is taking a larger role in the school's football program.

Reed has been hired by Miami as its new Chief of Staff, Hurricanes Head Coach Manny Diaz announced Thursday.

The Ravens Hall of Fame safety will advise Diaz in all aspects of the program, including strategic planning, quality control, operations, player evaluation, and player development. According to the team’s press release, Reed will also provide assistance in team building, student-athlete mentorship and recruiting, as permissible under NCAA rules. 

Reed was a College Football Hall of Fame safety at Miami before becoming a Pro Football Hall of Fame safety with the Ravens. His love for his alma mater is well known, as is his passion for giving back to the game.

Since his retirement from the NFL in 2014, Reed has been involved with numerous philanthropic endeavors through the Ed Reed Foundation, and he also spent one season (2016) as an assistant defensive backs coach with the Buffalo Bills.

Last month, Reed was one of six safeties selected to the NFL 100 All-Time team.

"We are thrilled to welcome Ed back to Coral Gables," said Diaz, who is entering his second season. "He is not only one of the most decorated players in Miami football history but a devoted Cane who cares deeply about this program. All of our players, coaches and staff will be fortunate to tap into his experience, knowledge and passion on a regular basis."

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