Ravens' Reed ultimate 'center fielder'

What makes Ed Reed such a great safety? Well, maybe his awful skills as a high school QB and his latent desire to play baseball help him excel as the NFL's best 'center fielder.'

Originally Published: January 8, 2009
By James Walker | ESPN.com

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Here is something you didn't know about Ed Reed: He'd like to give baseball a try.

And he's serious about it.

"I'm a professional player right now," the Baltimore Ravens Pro Bowl safety said. "I feel like -- not that I'll be better than [Michael Jordan] -- but with a little practice, I definitely could be effective in the outfield, stealing some bases and pinch-hitting."

Here is another little-known tidbit: Reed was an awful quarterback at Destrehan ...

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