Andre Reed was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania where he played quarterback for Dieruff High School. His tremendous athletic ability and football talent brought him to Kutztown University in Pennsylvania and moved to wide receiver. He had great speed, strength and durability that the NFL took notice and started to be looked at for the draft. In 1985 Reed was drafted in the 4th round by the Buffalo Bills. He played with the Bills for 15 straight seasons and played in 4 Super Bowls with them.
His great pedigree led to Reed being at the top of many wide receiver statistical categories. He is renowned at the greats â€œyards after catchâ€ wide receiver to play in the NFL. In four separate seasons Reed surpassed 1000 receiving yards. While on the Bills, Reed helped lead the team to four consecutive Super Bowl appearances (1991-1994). His durability was never a question as h played in 234 NFL games between 1985 and 2000. He ranks 2nd in total career receptions in the Super Bowl with 27 and 3rd in yards with 323.
One of Reed's all time games include a playoff game referred to as â€œThe Comebackâ€. The Bills were down 35-3 in the 2nd half and Reed caught 3 touchdowns in that half to help the Bills complete the improbable victory. This game among his other great accomplishments allowed Reed to get elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2014.
Since his retirement in 2000, Reed has been a contributor to ESPN2's show, First Take. He also makes appearances on NFL on FOX. Among his much recognition include his Alma Mater Kutztown University renaming their football stadium Andre Reed Stadium. His philanthropy includes the Andre Reed Foundation, which was established in 2010. Their goal is to help underprivileged kids to reach their full potential and have the ability to contribute to their communities. He has the annual Andre Reed Celebrity Golf Classic that is held in June that benefits the Andre Reed Foundation.