Canton, Ohio (WBEN) - Former Buffalo Bills wide receiver Andre Reed has been elected into the 2014 class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The news was spreading rapidly across Twitter Saturday night before the official announcement as fans and players were sending congratulatory messages.
Reed is the second Bills wide receiver to earn Pro Football’s most distinguished honor, joining James Lofton.
Reed also joins RB O.J. Simpson (1985), G Billy Shaw (1999), QB Jim Kelly (2001), Coach Marv Levy (2001), G Joe DeLamielleure (2003), Lofton (2003), RB Thurman Thomas (2007), DE Bruce Smith (2009) and Owner Ralph Wilson, Jr. (2009) among Buffalo Bills elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Reed ended his career as one of the most accomplished WRs ever to play in the NFL. His 951 career receptions ranked third in NFL history when he retired (now 11th). He was fourth in NFL history in receiving yards (13,198) and sixth in touchdown receptions (87) when he retired, currently 13th and tied for 12th in the respective categories. He played 16 seasons in the NFL, the first 15 in Buffalo. He and Bruce Smith rank as the franchise’s all-time leaders in years of service with 15 seasons (both played from 1985-99). Reed holds the Bills’ career receiving record in receptions (941) and receiving yards (13,095). He led the Bills in receiving 1986-92, ‘94, ‘96 and ’97.
Til this day, he is still the best on a slant pattern over the middle. So deserving.
Congradulations Andre Reed
We enjoyed watching your performance in all the games you played for the Buffalo Bills.
Congratulations Andre Reed
Former Amherst Snyder, N.Y. resident with Bills Club in Huntington Beach, Ca Wings N Things Restaurant helped you and Jim Kelly, James Lofton load hams & Turkeys on freight truck
before Giants game in December 1990 @ Tops markets Truway Plaza ; i went to that game Bills won 17-14 and then on to Super Bowl XXV next month vs same Giants Love Ya brother never forget that December 1990 helping you guys out your the best Andre Charles Nicholson