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Caraun Reid
DT #97
Height:
6-2
Weight:
306
Age:
22
College:
Princeton
Hometown:
Bronx, NY
Experience:
R

Quick Stats (2014):

TCKL
2
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 2 0 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2014 DET 8 0 2 0 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 NYG W 35-14 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 @CAR L 7-24 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 GB W 19-7 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
4 @NYJ W 24-17 2 0 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 BUF L 14-17 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
6 @MIN W 17-3 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7 NO W 24-23 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
8 @ATL W 22-21 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

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.

TRANSACTIONS

  • Drafted by the Detroit Lions in the fifth round (158th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.

PRO
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.

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).

  • Reid’s performance at Princeton earned him All-Ivy League honors three times in his five seasons, as he became only the fourth Tiger to do so in a career and the first since Matt Evans (1996-98).

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.

  • Reid’s six sacks tied for the league-most as the Tigers ranked 17th in the nation against the run (126.5 yards per game).
  • Opened the season with a blocked kick in the team’s comeback win over Lafayette.
  • Closed out his career with a dominating performance against rival Dartmouth, tallying seven tackles and three sacks in the game.

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.

  • Received Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week recognition after logging six tackles, 2.5 sacks and a safety in a 19-0 shutout of Brown.
  • Had a season-best nine tackles, including 2.5 tackles for loss, and one sack vs. Dartmouth.
  • Added a crucial blocked kick during a fourth-quarter comeback vs. Harvard.

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.

  • Named Ivy League Special Teams Player of the Week after blocking two extra points in the season finale against Dartmouth.

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

  • Started the season opener at Lehigh and finished the game with one pass break-up.

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.
  • Credited with his first-career sack vs. Dartmouth.

PERSONAL
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.

  • Majored in education with an interest in medicine at Princeton.
  • Was very involved in music growing up, performing in singing groups and making visits to music conservatories with his family.
  • Son of Claudette Palmer-Reid and Courton Reid. Father, Courton, is a bishop.

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