• Nick Reed: From NFL defensive end to prospective Air Force fighter pilot

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated May 8, 2013
    According to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com, Reed has joined the Air Force and is working toward becoming a fighter pilot. That release led Reed to a calling he had seen coming for a long time he wanted to be an Air Force pilot, and that's what he's training to be now. Reed is on track to begin pilot training in June. If that doesn’t work out then I will have a pilot’s license and I’m excited to fly.” Soon after he found out he had been accepted into the Air Force and decided to jump at the opportunity. The highlight of Reed’s NFL career was a 79-yard fumble return for a touchdown against the Jacksonville Jaguars as a rookie with Seattle. He signed a futures deal with the Chicago Bears and made the team, went to Tampa Bay after his release, and was cut by the Minnesota Vikings in August of 2012.
    Source: yahoo.com
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