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Video: Ed Reed's jacket catches fire on the sideline

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Ed Reed(notes) was on fire Sunday, both figuratively and literally.

The Baltimore Ravens All-Pro had two interceptions, including the game-winner, in the team's playoff-clinching victory over the Cleveland Browns. Then his jacket caught fire while on the sideline because he was sitting too close to a heater:


Reed was unhurt. He later confirmed that his proximity to the heater is what caused the flames.

[Rewind: Stunning photos of a fire that incinerated NHL team's gear]

Though Ed neither stopped, dropped, nor rolled when his jacket caught on fire, his quick thinking in taking off the coat was a savvy, veteran move befitting of a future Hall of Famer. Somehow, I think there's a Baltimore fire safety PSA in his future.

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