Jackson State found plenty of success in the Southwestern Athletic Conference by hiring a Hall of Fame defensive back in Deion Sanders, and Bethune-Cookman is hoping to do the same.

The Wildcats announced Tuesday that they are hiring Ed Reed as their next head football coach.

Reed was a dynamic playmaker at safety during his career.

He first started becoming a household name at the collegiate level for Miami as a two-time consensus All-American. He was the 2001 Big East Defensive Player of the Year and led the Hurricanes to the national championship that season.