Philadelphia Eagles Coach Andy Reid Back at Practice Day After Son’s Funeral

Philadelphia Eagles Coach Andy Reid (photo courtesy of the Philadelphia Eagles)

By Jeff McLane

The Philadelphia Inquirer

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Andy Reid returned to the Philadelphia Eagles just three days after his son, Garrett, was found dead in his Lehigh University dormitory room.

“I’m a humble man standing before you, very humble man,” Reid said Wednesday after practice at Lehigh. “I’m humble because [of] the outpouring – not only from the media, but our football team, from the fans, it was unbelievable. Unbelievable.

“I’m not sure you think that many people care, not that you go in that direction. But it’s a very humbling feeling. I know my son would feel the same way.”

Reid and his family buried Garrett Reid on Tuesday. More than 900 attended the funeral service, with many from the Eagles and NFL community attending the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Broomall.




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