"There's a saying, 'If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything.' "He was just a good kid. That was while she was raising four children, who all played sports themselves. And you do what is necessary to correct that situation.”, “They were taught,” Reid says of his children, “to respect the law, to be respectful to adults, and to stand up for what they believe in.”. "Every single person in my family sent me texts, Facebook messages about how proud they were and how they supported him. Faith was a family cornerstone. "My brother, who's a retired lieutenant colonel, said the first thing that happens on the battlefield when a soldier goes down is his fellow soldiers kneel around him," Guillory-Reid said. You have to bring the truth out.". "Again, it's never been about disrespecting our Armed Services or anybody that is involved with first response," Reid reiterated. Football? Reid Sr. remembers the other galvanizing date.

Before moving to Eric's current city of Sicklerville, NJ, Eric lived in Norfolk VA and Philadelphia PA. Other names that Eric uses includes Eric M Reidsr, Eric Michael Reid, Eric M Reid and Eric M Reed. [citation needed], In 2013, Reid won an Emmy for best play-by-play announcer in his 25th season calling action for the Heat. He decided to sit out the following week as a precaution and stated that an additional factor in his decision was that the 49ers had missed the playoffs after finishing with an 8–8 record. By subscribing, you are agreeing to Yahoo's Terms and Privacy Policy.

It will mark 400 years since the first slaves touched the soil in this country. Problem is, Reid’s probably best-known for being one of the first NFL players to silently protest police brutality, as he was often seen kneeling along the sidelines with former teammate Colin Kaepernick. On November 13, 2016, he made five combined tackles, two deflected passes, and intercepted a pass from Carson Palmer in a 20–23 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. And Nate agreed with him. Some of it healthy. [24] Head coach Chip Kelly was fired after posting a dismal 2–14 record in his only season with the San Francisco 49ers. [31] He finished the season starting in 13 games, recording 71 tackles, one sack, five passes defensed, and an interception. PFR HOF Monitor: 15.23 (587th among DB, average HOF DB is 106.58), Every Sports Reference Social Media Account, Site Last Updated: Tuesday, November 3, 10:18AM. Copyright © 2000-2020 Sports Reference LLC. All rights reserved. [22], With Jimmie Ward moving to cornerback, Reid became the de facto free safety entering the regular season. Watch our How-To Videos to Become a Stathead, Subscribe to Stathead and get access to more data than you can imagine. [citation needed], Reid is a 1979 graduate of Ithaca College and a native of Massapequa, New York. He was named a second-team All-American by Rivals.com and was a second team All-SEC selection by the Associated Press.[5][6]. But, his father says, he was “very emotional … that had a bearing on him, up to this day.”. July 5, 2016. Education of all kinds. Defensive coordinator Robert Saleh said the move was in response to having three starting-caliber safeties and getting the best 11 players on the field together. (AP), Protests erupted in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, after the shooting death of Alton Sterling. A cousin recently returned from Afghanistan. Geismar, Louisiana. Eric Reid is an American television play-by-play announcer for the Miami Heat and college football on Sun Sports. "She played tackle football growing up, so she's tough.". Story upcoming… — Rob Maaddi (@RobMaaddi) October 27, 2020. Reid started the San Francisco 49ers' season-opener against the Dallas Cowboys and recorded four combined tackles, deflected a pass and intercepted a pass attempt by Tony Romo in the 28–17 victory. [47][48], Since Reid decided to protest with Colin Kaepernick in the 2016 NFL season, the two have been collaborating to address social justice issues and help communities and people in need. One aspect of the story that has not often been told: Reid, according to his father, was the one who suggested kneeling as the respectful form of protest. “Evaluating the scope of our country,” as he put it at a news conference Monday. Why?

This made him Reid's fourth different head coach in five years. Especially one who served in part to give Americans like her son the right to do what he's doing. Most data provided by 24-7 Baseball, creators of the ESPN Pro Football Encyclopedia. He's not that type of person to be out there.".

Nick's a Sr. Editor for BroBible, mainly relying on his Sports Encyclopedia-like mind to write about things. We're going to keep pressing. [10] In order to select Reid, the 49ers traded their first- (31st overall) and third-round picks (74th overall) in the 2013 NFL Draft to the Dallas Cowboys. [16] During a Week 11 matchup against the New England Patriots, Reid collected seven solo tackles as the 49ers lost 17–30.