PLAYER
Caraun Reid
DT #55
Height:
6-2
Weight:
300
Age:
25
College:
Princeton
Hometown:
Bronx, NY
Experience:
4

Quick Stats (2017):

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0
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 36 28 8 3.0 0 2 0 0 -- 0 0 0 2
2017 DET 1 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2016 SD 7 0 5 5 0 1.0 0 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
2015 DET 14 12 29 23 6 2.0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
2014 DET 12 0 2 0 2 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
6 @NO L 38-52 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

Returns to the Lions defensive front in 2017 after most recently spending time as a member of the Los Angeles Chargers (2016). Was originally drafted by the Lions in the fifth-round (158th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft out of Princeton. Has appeared in 33 career games, making 12 starts during that time, amassing 36 tackles (28 solo) and three sacks.

MANE FACTS

  • Pronunciation: car-AWN

TRANSACTIONS

  • Signed by the Lions on October 11, 2017.
  • Released by the Chargers on September 2, 2017.
  • Placed on the Reserve/Injured list (ACL) on October 25, 2016.
  • Acquired by the San Diego Chargers via Waivers from the Lions on September 4, 2016.
  • Released by the Lions on September 3, 2016.
  • Drafted by the Detroit Lions in the fifth-round (158th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.

PRO

Returns to the Lions defensive front in 2017 after most recently spending time as a member of the Los Angeles Chargers (2016). Was originally drafted by the Lions in the fifth-round (158th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft out of Princeton. Has appeared in 33 career games, making 12 starts during that time, amassing 36 tackles (28 solo) and three sacks.

2017: Spent the preseason with the Chargers before being released and signed by the Lions during the season.

2016: Saw action in seven games for the Los Angeles Chargers, compiling 16 tackles, two tackles for loss, one pass defense, and one sack.

  • Had a 61-yard fumble return for touchdown late in second quarter at Indianapolis (9/25).

2015: Made 14 appearances for the Lions, starting in 12 games. Totaled 29 tackles (23 solo), two sacks, and one fumble recovery on the year.

  • Earned his first career NFL start at defensive tackle in Week 5 vs. Arizona (10/11).
  • Had a standout performance in Week 7 vs. Minnesota (10/25). With six total tackles (five solo) notched a career-high. The five solo tackles also marked a career-high in solo tackles. Reid took Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater down in his first career sack which amounted to an 11-yard loss. Reid also snagged four tackles for loss and two quarterback hurries.
  • Posted four tackles (two solo) at Green Bay (11/15). Snatched his second career sack when he downed Packers QB Aaron Rodgers. Also recorded a tackle for loss and quarterback hit on the day.
  • Started at defensive tackle in Week 17 at Chicago (1/3) and posted three tackles.

2014: Finished his rookie campaign with two tackles and one pass defense in the 12 games he played.

  • Entered Week 1 vs. New York Giants (9/8) in a reserve role along the defensive line and contributed in a rotational role throughout the first nine weeks of the season.
  • Saw significant playing time in Week 9 vs. Atlanta (10/26) filling in for injured DT Nick Fairley.

COLLEGE

Started 37-of-40 games at Princeton, finishing his collegiate career with 168 tackles (75 solo), 20.5 sacks (135 yards), one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries, 10 pass defenses and one interception. Also recorded seven blocked kicks and one safety during his time as a Tiger. Among active NCAA Football Championship Subdivision players, Reid placed 15th for tackle-for-loss yardage (176), as well as 11th in sacks (20.5).

2013: A consensus First Team All-American and unanimous First Team All-Ivy League selection, Reid, a co-captain, was a finalist for the Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year Award and became just the sixth player in school history to earn All-American recognition multiple times. Helped the Tigers win their 10th Ivy League title in program history, and the first since 2006. Finished the season with 26 total tackles (16 solo), 6.5 sacks, one interception and one pass defense and started in all 10 games.

2012: Posted 40 tackles (19 solo), 5.5 sacks (32 yards), one pass defense, one fumble recovery and three blocked kicks as a junior, earning First Team All-Ivy League honors.

2011: Named First Team All-Ivy League for the first time in his career, ending his redshirt sophomore season with 68 tackles (29 solo), a career-high eight sacks (47 yards) three pass defenses, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and three blocked kicks. His 68 tackles led all players in the Ivy League. Also led Princeton in tackles for loss with 16, which ranked second in the league and 17th nationally.

2010: Played in and started one game in 2010, but missed the remainder of the season due to injury.

2009: Earned the Harland “Pink” Baker Award, given to Princeton’s top defensive freshman after finishing his rookie campaign with 34 tackles (11 solo), four pass defenses and one sack.

  • Recorded at least five tackles in four-consecutive games, including six vs. Cornell and Yale, respectively.

PERSONAL

Son of Claudette Palmer-Reid and Courton Reid.

  •  Attended Mount St. Michael (N.Y.) Academy, where he was a two-time all-league selection as a defensive lineman.
  • Majored in education with an interest in medicine at Princeton.

Recent Articles

Recent Videos

  • Reid on the run defense in Week 14

    Posted Dec 13, 2015

    Defensive tackle Caraun Reid talks about the run defense in the 21-14 loss to the Rams.

  • Reid on his touchdown

    Posted Oct 5, 2015

    Defensive tackle Caraun Reid talks about his first touchdown and the defense's performance against the Seahawks in Week 4

  • Reid on the possibility of playing

    Posted Sep 25, 2015

    Defensive tackle Caraun Reid talks about the possibility of him seeing his first game action of the season against Denver.

  • Reid on his recovery

    Posted Aug 29, 2015

    Defensive tackle Caraun Reid talks about coming back from his injury.

  • Reid on the defensive line

    Posted Aug 10, 2015

    Defensive tackle Caraun Reid talks about how he lost some weight this off season and what to expect from the defensive line.

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