26 Facts About Andre Reed


Andre Darnell Reed was born on January 29,1964 and is an American former professional football player who was a wide receiver in the National Football League for 16 seasons, primarily with the Buffalo Bills.


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.


At the time of his 2001 retirement, Andre Reed was second in all-time NFL career receptions.


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


Andre Reed was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania on January 29,1964.


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.


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.


Andre Reed set nine school records and finished his college career with 142 receptions for 2,020 yards and 14 touchdowns.


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


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.


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


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.


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.


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


Andre Reed exceeded 1,000 receiving yards four times in a 16-year career and rushed for 500 yards and a touchdown on 75 carries.


Andre Reed set season career highs with 90 receptions in 1994, ten touchdowns in 1991, and 1,312 receiving yards in 1989.


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.


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


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.


Andre Reed remained a Hall of Fame candidate in 2011,2012, and 2013 but was passed over each of those years.


On February 1,2014, Andre Reed was selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and he was inducted on August 2,2014.


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


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


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.


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


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.