Karon Riley
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1978-08-23) August 23, 1978 (age 41)
Place of birth: Detroit, Michigan
Career information
College: Southern Methodist/Minnesota
NFL Draft: 2001 / Round: 4 / Pick: 103
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Chicago Bears (2001)
Career highlights and awards
* Big Ten Co-Defensive Lineman of the Year (2000)
Games played     25
Games started     0
Tackles     7
Fumble recoveries     1
Games played     2
Tackles     47
Sacks     8.5
Forced fumbles     6
Fumble recoveries     2
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Karon Joseph Riley (born August 23, 1978) is a former American NFL Player, Actor, Producer and gridiron football defensive lineman who most recently played for the Cleveland Gladiators of the Arena Football League (2007-08).

High school careerEdit

At Martin Luther King High School in Detroit, Michigan, Riley starred in football, basketball, and track&field. As a senior, in football, he was an All-City choice, an All-Metro choice, and an All-State choice.[1]

Professional careerEdit

Karon Joseph Riley entered the National Football League by being selected by the Chicago Bears in the 4th round (103rd overall pick) of the 2001 NFL Draft out of the University of Minnesota.[2] He played with the Bears in 2001 and the Atlanta Falcons (2003-2004).

In 2005, he played two games in the Canadian Football League with the Toronto Argonauts.[3]

On January 30, 2006, Riley signed with the Redskins as an unrestricted free agent but was released on August 28, 2006[4]

Karon Joseph Riley played two seasons in the Arena Football League with the Las Vegas/Cleveland Gladiators (2007–2008) as an offensive lineman/defensive lineman.[5] On August 8, 2008 Riley was removed from the Gladiators roster and reassigned to the Arena Football 1 League office.[6]

Personal lifeEdit

Karon is married to actress Terri J. Vaughn and on April 24, 2008 Vaughn welcomed their first child, a son named Kal'El Joseph Riley.[7]


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