A sturdy defensive tackle at 6-2, 305 pounds, Reid joined the Lions defensive line as only the 14th player in Princeton history ever to be drafted.
A sturdy defensive tackle at 6-2, 305 pounds, Reid joins the Lions defensive line as only the 14th player in Princeton history ever to be drafted. One of the few rookies among the Lions’ group of defensive tackles, Reid will learn from two of the League’s most dominant duos in DT Nick Fairley and DT Ndamukong Suh in 2014, and is expected to provide key depth to the defensive line unit as a whole.
2014: One of the few rookies among the Lions’ group of defensive tackles, Reid learned from two of the League’s most dominant duos in DT Nick Fairley and DT Ndamukong Suh in 2014, and provided key depth to the defensive line unit as a whole. Finished his rookie campaign with two tackles and one pass defense in the 12 games he played.
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.
Attended Mount St. Michael (N.Y.) Academy, where he was a two-time all-league selection as a defensive lineman. As a senior and second-year team captain, Reid received all-city and all-state recognition and was the recipient of the school’s Monsignor Matthew Peters student-athlete award.
The coaches challenged defensive tackle Caraun Reid to add strength and muscle to his frame this offseason, and it appears he's answered that challenge.
Rookie defensive tackle Caraun Reid says watching Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley every day in practice has accelerated his learning curve to the NFL.
Defensive tackle Caraun Reid wears glasses off the field, but playing without them, or contact lenses, puts him in a better frame of mind to compete.
Detroit Lions defensive tackle Caraun Reid talks about how fun training camp has been and the personality of the defensive line group.