Eric Reid Bio
Eric is a product of LSU, where he finished his career as one of the top defensive backs in school history. Eric’s career led to him receiving many awards, including First-Team All-American honors. His play drew the attention of the San Francisco 49ers, who traded up to take him as the 18th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.
Upon arriving in San Francisco, Reid wasted no time settling into the NFL. In his first two games of his rookie year, Eric recorded two interceptions and established himself as the everyday starter. Reid finished the season as the only player in the NFC to record four interceptions and two fumble recoveries. His aggressive style of play led to Eric finishing the season as the only 49ers rookie to be named to the Pro Bowl in franchise history. To reward his efforts, the 49ers coaching staff presented Eric with the Thomas Harrison Memorial Award –An award given to the rookie or first-year player who has taken advantage of every opportunity and turned it into a positive situation.
Turn your can'ts into cans
dreams into plans.
In addition to his leadership and work ethic on the field, Eric is just as hard working off of it. During his spare time, Reid and his family spend countless hours in the San Francisco community lending a helping hand to those in need. Eric has also developed an annual golf tournament with the Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. This tournament has grown into an amazing event, and benefits a cause that Eric is very passionate about supporting in his hometown. Also a man of faith – Eric and his wife, Jaid, are in the process of opening their ‘dream project’; a homeless shelter in Baton Rouge, Louisiana that will feed, educate, and provide health care for the local homeless in Eric’s home community!
Reid is a student of the game, who is constantly finding ways to get better. A true competitor, Reid can constantly be found arriving to the stadium early, and staying late. His success is a product of the commitment to his craft, and constant breakdown of his technique. This constant drive is what makes Reid one of the best Safeties in the NFL.