Caraun Reid
Reid with the Detroit Lions in 2014
No. 75     
Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-11-23) November 23, 1991 (age 28)
Place of birth: The Bronx, New York
Career information
College: Princeton
NFL Draft: 2014 / Round: 5 / Pick: 158
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Detroit Lions ( 2014 2015)
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
* Third-team FCS AP All-American (2012, 2013)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2018
Total tackles     46
Sacks     3.5
Forced fumbles     1
Fumble recoveries     2
Defensive touchdowns     2
Stats at

Caraun Reid (born November 23, 1991) is an American football defensive tackle for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at Princeton.

Early lifeEdit

Reid was born on November 23, 1991 in Bronx, New York. He is the son of Courton, the Bishop of City of Faith Church of God in the Bronx, a school principal, and psychologist, and Claudette Reid, also a minister, hematologist, and licensed educator. Reid has two older brothers Caryl and CaVar.

High schoolEdit

Reid attended Mount Saint Michael Academy in The Bronx, New York. Named two-time team captain, he earned all-league honors twice and all-city and all-state honors as a senior. He was the winner of the school's Monsignor Matthew Peters student-athlete award, and was a member of the National Honor Society and the National Society of High School Scholars.

He was considered a two-star recruit by[1]

College careerEdit

His academic excellence led him to Princeton University, where he played for the Tigers from 2009 to 2013. In 2009, recorded 34 tackles, most among all Princeton freshmen, and added 4.5 tackles for loss, four pass breakups and a sack. In 2010, Reid played in only one game before suffering a season-ending injury. In 2011, he earned first-team All-Ivy League honors after leading all Ivy League linemen with 68 tackles, including 29 solo stops. He led Princeton in tackles for loss (16), sacks (eight), pass breakups (three), quarterback hurries (three) and blocked kicks (three). In 2012, he earned third-team FCS All-American honors by the Associated Press, after recording 40 tackles, including 9.5 for losses, 5.5 sacks and three blocked kicks. He also earned unanimous first-team All-Ivy League honors on the defensive line. In 2013, he was named a finalist for the Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year honors.[2] He earned his third straight first-team All-Ivy League honor, only the fourth player in Princeton history to earn the honor three times. He recorded 26 tackles, including 11 for loss, 6.5 sacks, one interception and one blocked kick.

Professional careerEdit

Detroit LionsEdit

Reid was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the fifth round (158th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.[3] Reid had a quiet rookie season with 2 tackles and a pass defended in 12 games. In 2015 against the Seattle Seahawks, Reid returned a Russell Wilson fumble 27 yards for a touchdown, cutting the score to 13-10. However, the Lions would lose on a controversial call. Reid also recorded 29 tackles and 2 sacks during 14 games played in 2015. On September 3, 2016, Reid was waived by the Lions after the preseason.[4]

San Diego ChargersEdit

The San Diego Chargers claimed Reid off waivers on September 4, 2016.[5] In his first week with the team, Reid recorded a sack. In week 3, Reid recorded his second career touchdown by recovering another fumble and returning it 61 yards for a score. Despite scoring off of the Andrew Luck fumble, Reid and the chargers lost a close game against the Colts. In Week 7 against the Atlanta Falcons, Reid injured his ACL and was placed on injured reserve on October 25, 2016.[6]

On September 2, 2017, Reid was waived by the Chargers.[7]

Detroit Lions (second stint)Edit

On October 11, 2017, Reid signed with the Lions.[8] He was released on October 18, 2017.[9]

Washington RedskinsEdit

On November 14, 2017, Reid signed with the Washington Redskins.[10] On December 4, 2017, Reid was waived by the Redskins.[11]

Indianapolis ColtsEdit

On December 18, 2017, Reid signed with the Indianapolis Colts.[12] He was released on August 18, 2018.[13]

Dallas CowboysEdit

On August 20, 2018, Reid was signed by the Dallas Cowboys to replace an injured Richard Ash.[14] He received praise from head coach Jason Garrett a fellow Princeton alumni,[15] but was released on September 1.[16] He was re-signed on September 25, to replace an injured Datone Jones.[17] Reid played in 10 games for the Cowboys mostly as a backup defensive tackle, including one start against the Atlanta Falcons. He put up 10 tackles, half a sack, and the first forced fumble of his career.

Indianapolis Colts (second stint)Edit

On June 10, 2019, Reid signed with the Indianapolis Colts.[18]


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  5. Henne, Ricky. "Chargers Add Three via Waivers".
  6. Henne, Ricky (October 25, 2016). "Chargers Place DT Caraun Reid on IR; Re-Sign CB Pierre Desir".
  7. Henne, Ricky (September 2, 2017). "Los Angeles Chargers Cut Down Roster to 53".
  8. "Lions sign free agents DE Datone Jones and DT Caraun Reid". October 11, 2017.
  9. "Lions sign free agents DE Jacquies Smith and T Bryce Harris". October 18, 2017.
  10. Czarda, Stephen (November 14, 2017). "Redskins Place Two On Injured Reserve, Sign Two To The Active Roster".
  11. Czarda, Stephen (December 4, 2017). "Redskins Sign Wide Receiver Robert Davis To The Active Roster, Claim Kyle Kalis Off Waivers".
  12. Walker, Andrew (December 18, 2017). "Colts Place Ryan Kelly, Jon Bostic On Injured Reserve".
  13. "Roster Moves: Colts Sign Safety Robenson Therezie". August 18, 2018.
  14. Eatman, Nick (August 20, 2018). "Cowboys Sign Safety, DT; Showers to IR".
  16. Helman, David (September 1, 2018). "Bailey Not Only Surprise Cut As Cowboys Trim To 53".
  17. Alper, Josh (September 25, 2018). "Cowboys sign Caraun Reid, place Datone Jones on IR". Pro Football Talk. NBC Sports.
  18. Ulrich, Logan (June 10, 2019). "Colts Sign DL Caraun Reid".

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