The life of Garrett Reid, the oldest son of Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid, was remembered today during a funeral in Pennsylvania.
Among those in attendance at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, included Ravens coach John Harbaugh, general manager Ozzie Newsome, former Eagles safety Sean Considine and kicking consultant Randy Brown.
Garrett Reid's body was discovered early Sunday morning in a dormitory room at Lehigh University.
"It was very emotional," said Harbaugh, a former Eagles assistant who's close to the Reid family. "It's bittersweet. Like any funeral, it's so great to see so many people that you care so much about. I saw Vicki Johnson [the late Eagles defensive coordinator] Jim Johnson's wife. I hadn't seen her for a couple of years. That was really a great moment.
"I got to see [Andy Reid's daughter] Crosby sing. Just a sad time for the family, but Andy and Tammy were really strong, really welcoming of everybody. It was, as funerals go and difficult situations, I thought they really made it very positive for everybody."
Harbaugh returned from the service to oversee the Ravens' practice at their indoor practice field, shifting gears quickly to return to a football mode.
"That's probably a credit to our guys, to our coaches, our players," Harbaugh said. "Our guys are business-like. We've got a lot of momentum. Our guys know how to conduct themselves.
"We have great leadership here, player leadership and coach leadership. That's what you lean on. That's what it takes."Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun