Jeff  Reed

Jeff Reed

Former NFL Kicker & Super Bowl Champion

Jeff Reed, two-time Super Bowl champion and former place kicker for the Pittsburgh Steelers, New Orleans Saints & Seattle Seahawks, grew his roots and found his love for sports in Charlotte, NC. By the age of five, he was already playing soccer, which became the center of his attention for the next 13 years through his school years. In his junior year of high school, while being the captain of the varsity soccer team, a coach saw his football potential and gave him a brochure for a kicking camp. Since switching into football, he broke his high school’s previous kick record for longest field goal (54 yards) and joined the UNC Tar Heels. Despite only getting playing time for his last two years (of five) for the team, he was their team captain. Jeff first entered the NFL in 2002 as a part of the New Orleans Saints. In that same year he was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers, where he stayed for the next nine years. In that time, he had a career average of 82.2% on his field goals, and he's second in all-time points scored by a Steeler. He played in two Super Bowls, both of which the Steelers won. Since becoming a free agent in 2011, he has started a successful sports, life, and random-topic podcast called ‘Barely Controlled Radio’, is also a radio personality on WFNZ-610AM in Charlotte, and a motivational speaker. Tune in as well to or on