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Kutztown isn't exactly an NFL factory. But when the Bills selected Andre Reed with the 86th pick of the 1985 NFL Draft, they pulled off one of the biggest draft-day steals in history.
Reed played 15 consecutive seasons with Buffalo, from 1985-99, and left Buffalo as the franchise's all-time leading receiver. With the Bills, Reed recorded 941 receptions for 13,095 yards and 86 touchdowns.
He was voted into seven consecutive Pro Bowls from 1988-94, has been inducted into the Bills' Wall of Fame, inducted into the Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame and was a starting receiver on the Bills' 50th Anniversary Team.
Though the Bills were unable to capitalize on any of their four consecutive AFC crowns, Reed ranks second all time with 27 Super Bowl receptions, trailing only the great Jerry Rice. Reed played in 234 career games in 16 NFL seasons, showing his durability and toughness.
Reed may be best remembered for his contributions on the January 3rd, 1993 infamous comeback against the Houston Oilers. Reed caught eight passes for 136 yards and three touchdowns, allowing the Bills to take a 35-3 deficit and turn it into the biggest comeback in NFL history.
Reed has all the credentials needed for Canton and though he has been passed over since 2006, he will eventually be enshrined into the Hall of Fame.
When the Bills took a chance on the kid from Kutztown in 1985, they had no idea they were getting a franchise player who would be Canton-bound. His production has only been matched or exceeded by a few elite wideouts who will all find their name enshrined in the Hall of Fame.
Reed's durability, clutch play and consistency doesn't only make him the Bills' best fourth round selection ever, but maybe the best fourth round pick in NFL history.