Marv Levy will be Andre Reed's presenter for Pro Football Hall of Fame
As Jim Kelly and Thurman Thomas did before him, legendary Buffalo Bills receiver Andre Reed has chosen coach Marv Levy to introduce him for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Reed made the announcement on SiriusXM NFL Radio, with Levy also on the line.
"Marv, I love you, man," Reed is quoted by ProFootballTalk.com. "We were like family, and we know we wouldn't be where we are without each other."
Presenters don't operate like many Bills fans might recall from previous inductions.
Because presenters' speeches occasionally dragged on too long -- sometimes longer than the inductees' speeches -- the Hall of Fame went to a video-taped introduction voiced over a highlight montage. The style is similar to interviews in the "America's Game" series on NFL Network.
The presenter and inductee then walk onto the Fawcett Stadium stage and unveil the bronze bust together before the new Hall of Famer delivers his speech.
Presenters for previous Bills inductees:
- Larry Felser (Joe DeLamielleure)
- Levy (Jim Kelly)
- Bill Polian (Levy)
- David Lofton (James Lofton)
- Eddie Abramoski (Billy Shaw)
- Lou Saban (O.J. Simpson)
- Ted Cottrell (Bruce Smith)
- Levy (Thurman Thomas)
- Chris Berman (Ralph Wilson)