Reed ready for his Hall of Fame moment

FILE - In this Jan. 15, 1992 file photo, Buffalo Bills wide receiver Andre Reed runs with the ball during an AFC playoff football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Orchard Park, N.Y. Reed was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)

Former Bills receiver Andre Reed is just a week away from taking his place in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, after a lengthy wait. He talked about the entire process today, during a Hall of Fame teleconference.

“Some guys were first ballot, some guys it took four or five years, some guys seven years. I think the consensus is all the same, regardless of how many years it is,” said Reed. “I think, if you ask them the same question, they’d be like, well I know it took me that long, but that really doesn’t matter anymore.”

Former Buffalo sportswriter Vic Carucci is helping Reed with his speech, including some behind-the-scenes information.

“People just saw you on Sundays. They don’t really know how you got there, they don’t know what it took to get, to being on that podium. That’s really what I want to relay. Yeah, the hard work and the dedication, but there’s a lot of little things about me that people don’t know, that kind of define me,” said Reed.

Reed will officially enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame next Saturday, in Canton, Ohio. News 4 Sports will have coverage from Canton, throughout that weekend.
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