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Report: Kentucky Is Trying To Hire NFL Legend Ed Reed As An Assistant

A Baltimore Ravens helmet sitting on a bench.

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 20: A Baltimore Ravens helmet sits on the bench during their game against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum on September 20, 2015 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

The onetime Miami and Baltimore Ravens star has ties to the Wildcats.

Ed Reed could be headed to the college coaching ranks.

While Florida State is reportedly trying to hire NFL legend and Seminole alum Deion Sanders, Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops is reportedly targeting former Miami Hurricanes and Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed to join his staff.

Speaking with Kentucky Sports Radio, Stoops said he is "working on" bringing in the 39-year-old Reed. Stoops coached Reed at Miami and tried to hire him in 2016, but the future Hall of Famer had already accepted a job with the Buffalo Bills.

“Well, let me just say this<" Stoops said about Reed, who recently attended Kentucky basketball's home game against Virginia Tech. "He played for, what, 13 years? Nine-time Pro Bowler. I think, first-ballot Hall of Famer. And he's a remarkable guy. He did coach for one year. I don't think he had the greatest experience right when he got done. I'm not sure he's ready to jump back into it.”

Reed finished his 12-year pro career as a nine-time Pro Bowler and eight-time All-Pro selection. He won a Super Bowl ring with Baltimore in 2012 and retired with 64 interceptions, 11 forced fumbles and 13 defensive touchdowns.