PCC Alum David Reed To Appear In Super Bowl XLVII
David Reed, a Pasadena City College football alumnus from 2006-2007, will appear in Super Bowl XLVII (47) as a member of the Baltimore Ravens as they face the San Francisco 49ers. The NFL championship game takes place at the New Orleans' Superdome on Sunday, Feb. 3. The Super Bowl is annually the most-watched television event in the United States.
At PCC, Reed was a 2007 All-American wide receiver who set a community college national record for most receptions and yards in a season with 111 catches for 1,661 yards. After a successful career at the University of Utah, Reed was drafted by Baltimore in the fifth round of the 2010 NFL Draft.
Reed set a Ravens' record in his rookie season for the longest kick return in franchise history, a 103-yard touchdown. After recovering from a knee injury that kept him on the injured list most of this season, Reed made his first NFL reception in a Dec. 16 game v. Denver. He caught five passes in two games.
In Sunday's AFC Championship Game win over New England, Reed played on special teams, a role he will likely serve during the Super Bowl.
Reed is joining a short list of former PCC players to play in a Super Bowl. In Super Bowl XXIII (1989), PCC Sports Hall of Famer and defensive back Eric Thomas, a 1984 alumnus, played for Cincinnati. In Super Bowl XXVII (1993), punter Mike Saxon earned a Super Bowl ring for the Dallas Cowboys as the game was played at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.
Technically, the first PCC alumnus to appear in a Super Bowl was Rod Sherman, a wide receiver for the Oakland Raiders, who played in Super Bowl II (1968). Sherman, however, did not play football at PCC and only ran track and field in his brief time here in 1963 before going on to fame at USC and the NFL.
In 1995, wide receiver Ed Hervey (PCC, 1991-92) was drafted by Dallas and was on the team's practice squad the entire season, including the Cowboys' Super Bowl XXX (1996) title. Hervey, who also played at USC, went on to become a long-time Canadian Football League star for the Edmonton Eskimos. He did receive a Super Bowl ring despite never appearing in a NFL game.