BROOMALL, Pa. – NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Browns president Mike Holmgren and Patriots coach Bill Belichick were among more than 900 people who packed a Mormon church for the funeral service of Garrett Reid, son of Eagles coach Andy Reid.
Garrett Reid, 29, was found dead in his dorm room Sunday morning at Lehigh University, where he was assisting the Eagles’ strength and conditioning coach during training camp. The recovering drug addict had seemingly turned his life around.
Many current and former players, coaches and other league officials traveled from across the country to pay their respects Tuesday morning at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The list included Ravens coach John Harbaugh, Saints interim coach Joe Vitt and defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, Colts general manager Ryan Grigson and Browns general manager Tom Heckert.
“Andy prides himself on being a rock. All of us in this business have to be like that a little bit,” Holmgren said. “But when it comes to something as personal as this, his humanness and who he is comes out, and that’s OK. He reacted like every other father would react.”
Andy Reid was at the front of the receiving line with his wife, Tammy, sons Britt and Spencer and daughters Crosby and Drew Ann.
Buses brought Eagles players and team employees from camp at Lehigh and the NovaCare practice complex in Philadelphia. Donovan McNabb, Brian Westbrook and Jeremiah Trotter were among Reid’s former players in attendance.