Reid in 2014.
|No. 97 Detroit Lions|
|Date of birth:||November 23, 1991|
|Place of birth:||The Bronx, New York|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||302 lb (137 kg)|
|High school:||Bronx (NY) Mount Saint Michael Academy|
|NFL draft:||2014 / Round: 5 / Pick: 158|
|Career highlights and awards|
Career NFL statistics as of 2014
|Stats at NFL.com|
Caraun Reid (born November 23, 1991) is an American football defensive tackle for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Lions in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at Princeton.
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.
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.
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. 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.
2014 NFL Draft