19 Facts About Andre Reed


Andre Reed played college football at Kutztown and was selected by the Bills in the fourth round of the 1985 NFL Draft with the 86th overall selection.

FactSnippet No. 804,241

Andre Reed was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2014.

FactSnippet No. 804,242

Andre Reed began his football career at Allentown's Dieruff High School, where he played quarterback and competed in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, which is known for producing top collegiate and NFL football talent.

FactSnippet No. 804,243

Andre Reed then attended Kutztown University, where he moved to the wide receiver position and quickly drew the attention of the NFL for his speed and durability at the receiver position.

FactSnippet No. 804,244

Andre Reed played for the Bills for 15 consecutive seasons, from 1985 through 1999, during which he played in four Super Bowls.

FactSnippet No. 804,245

Andre Reed was released in the 2000 offseason along with fellow longtime Bills' players Thurman Thomas and Bruce Smith after the team found itself in severe salary cap trouble; the roster dump began a period of downfall from which the Buffalo Bills did not reach the playoffs until the 2017 season.

FactSnippet No. 804,246

Andre Reed finished the game with eight receptions for 136 yards and three touchdowns.

FactSnippet No. 804,247

In 2000, Andre Reed signed a two-year contract with the Denver Broncos in June but was buried on the depth chart behind Rod Smith, Ed McCaffrey, Robert Brooks and Travis McGriff.

FactSnippet No. 804,248

Andre Reed eventually asked for his release from the Broncos after then Broncos Head Coach Mike Shanahan informed Andre Reed that he would be inactive for their 2000 season opener and wanted to make a more immediate contribution.

FactSnippet No. 804,249

Andre Reed eventually joined the Washington Redskins and retired after the 2000 season.

FactSnippet No. 804,250

Tribute to his physical durability, Andre Reed played in 234 NFL games between 1985 and 2000, the 99th most games played by any player in NFL history, including players in less physically demanding positions, including kickers and punters.

FactSnippet No. 804,251

In 2006, Andre Reed was voted into the Buffalo Bills Wall of Fame, joining a number of other players from Bills history whose names are enshrined in cement inside Highmark Stadium.

FactSnippet No. 804,252

Andre Reed's was inducted in 2009 along with former teammate Bruce Smith and team owner Ralph Wilson.

FactSnippet No. 804,253

Andre Reed became eligible for induction into the NFL's Pro Football Hall of Fame, the highest honor afforded a former NFL player, in 2006.

FactSnippet No. 804,254

Andre Reed has appeared on the Spike TV sports series Pros vs Joes in the show's second season.

FactSnippet No. 804,255

Andre Reed is known for Hawaii Five-0 where he appeared in "Ka'aelike" .

FactSnippet No. 804,256

Andre Reed appeared on Magnum PI Season 2 Episode 17 as himself and as a car salesman who abuses his uncanny resemblance to Andre Reed.

FactSnippet No. 804,257

Andre Reed Foundation was established in 2010 to help underprivileged children reach their full potential and become responsible contributors to their communities.

FactSnippet No. 804,258

Andre Reed is mentioned in the 1996 film Jerry Maguire as one of several NFL wide receivers with lucrative contracts, as Rod Tidwell, a fictional wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals, played by Cuba Gooding, Jr.

FactSnippet No. 804,259