The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced Saturday night that Reed will be a part of the 2014 Hall of Fame induction class. It was Reed's 8th consecutive year as a finalist.
"Yes I waited," Reed said. "But my dad always told me that patience is a virtue and good things come to those who wait."
Reed will join Jim Kelly, Thurman Thomas, Bruce Smith and Marv Levy as Hall of Famers from the Bills Super Bowl era.
Reed ended his career with 951 career receptions, which 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.
The induction ceremon will be Saturday, August 2nd in Canton, Ohio.
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